5 Things You Must Do at California State University, Long Beach

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In a big university, it can be hard to navigate the many different things worth doing during your time at school. Juggling classes, homework and a social life is not easy, so it is important to make the most of what little free time you may have. Here is a list of the five things that you must do while at California State University, Long Beach. 1.) Join the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The SRWC opened during my junior year at California State University, Long Beach and it was one of the greatest things that happened for me. Located conveniently on campus, next to easily accessible parking lots, the SRWC is more than just a state of the art gym it...

5 Things to Avoid at California State University, Long Beach

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College can be a stressful time with all the pressures of our social and academic obligations, there is no need for things that make life harder. At a big university like California State University, Long Beach, no one is going to hold your hand; your education is really what you make of it, so it is important to be on top of it. That being said, here are five tips regarding things to avoid while at California State University, Long Beach. 1.) Natural Disasters 101. There are certain GE requirements that, no matter how many AP credits you’ve come into college with, you just can’t avoid the physical and biological sciences are among the required classes...

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Attending California State University, Long Beach

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When applying to colleges, it is often hard to get an authentic feel for the school before you have to make that crucial decision to attend. There is only so much one can discern from those generic college tours and even during orientation weekends. However, part of the college experience is that steep learning curve; living away from home for the first time is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. While California State University, Long Beach was definitely not my first choice school when applying, my time there far surpassed my initial expectations. Here are five things I wish I knew before attending California State University, Long Beach. The friends you...

5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Before Attending California State University, Long Beach

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There are some things they don’t tell you at student orientation on your first day of college. I’m glad I finally picked up on these in the end, but knowing them from the beginning would have been better. From parking spots to cool class selections, California State University, Long Beach is full of surprises. 1.) Library Request System. I didn’t realize how cool our library was until I started using it for my upper level classes. Not only was it stocked full with helpful resources, I could request books and movies from any California State school. I basically had access to over 20 libraries at any given time. This saved me so much money! It was a...

Top Five Guide to Weekend Fun at California State University, Long Beach

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I would argue that the social aspect of college is almost as important as your academics if it weren’t for the social experiences gained during this time many of us would have never left home.  However, California State University, Long Beach, like many of the other CSU campuses, is a commuter school with a dry campus, meaning one has to pretty much go off campus to enjoy the college nightlife. Because of this, the nightlife culture of a California State University, Long Beach student is a little different, but not to worry. After all, the “LBC,” as Snoop Dogg so famously dubbed the southernmost city in Los Angeles County, is home to some of the musical...

5 Important Things to Know about Financial Aid at California State University, Long Beach

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For all students entering any university, knowing the ins and outs of financial aid at the institution is extremely important.  While there are several reasons why any prospective student should be informed about financial aid, it is an especially relevant topic for the broad demographic of people that make up the student body of California State University, Long Beach a public institution with a high commuter population. Even though the California State University schools are some of the cheapest in the state, financial aid makes it possible for students to attend college who could otherwise not afford to. While various forms of financial aid are widely...

Five Things to Look for on a Campus Visit at California State University, Long Beach

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Visiting college campuses is one of the most important things you can do in order to make an informed choice about your school.  In some cases, you may visit a campus twice once before you apply and then again after you have been accepted.  These campus visits are critical for getting an authentic “feel” and experiencing daily life as a student. I had to audition into California State University, Long Beach dance program, so I spent a weekend in Long Beach touring the campus and the areas around the school and meeting with the current students and faculty of the dance department. Without the information I gathered while on campus, I am almost positive I...

10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Before Attending Centenary College of Louisiana

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Centenary College of Louisiana is a very small private Liberal Arts college located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Centenary is one of the most unique places I have ever known and presents its student body with some interesting challenges on the path to a normal college experience. As a student athlete there I am sure I got the better end of the deal, but I can only imagine how strange a place Centenary can be without a built-in group of friends when beginning one’s college career. With that being said, here are ten things I wish I would have known about Centenary College before I chose to attend: 1. I wish I would have known how small Centenary truly is....

An Overview of Below Average and Exceptional Professors at California State University, Long Beach

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California's impressive university system enrolls thousands of students each year, and those who attend California State University, Long Beach do so for good reason. Not only does it have some of the lowest fees in the country, but it's celebrated for being one of the most racially diverse campuses in the West. Its revered art program the largest publicly funded program west of the Mississippi attracts scores of budding Picassos, and those without the magic paint stroke call upon 137 other undergraduate degrees to help shape their future. Are you signing up for a new semester of courses, or maybe even pondering that application? We looked at Rate my...