Review of Long Beach, California


Universitites and colleges
Star Rating - 12/30/2009
Hello!
I don't know if there's anybody who can answer me but I'll try anyway.
I'm not from California, not even from USA. I want to try to solve with my visa and everything to come and study there in 2011 maybe. Can someone please tell something about studying there ..? And mainly at California state University? What are the costs of tuition and especially the costs of housing?

Oana | Los Angeles, CA
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Oana, I'm from California and have gone to school there in the past. Cost of living throughout the state is very expensive, much more than most of the rest of the U.S. Cost of tuition at California universities, however, is pretty affordable, especially at the Cal States (Univ of Cal is more expensive). Southern California in general is cheaper to live than northern, but less desireable (more crime and traffic in the south). The weather, along the coasts is very pleasant. If you go on the California State University website you can see links to all the campuses (from Cal State San Francisco all the way down to San Diego) and find tuition info there; although these change yearly because of California's budget problems. Many Cal States have raised fees and tuition while also reducing class sizes, so you want to make sure the major you want is accepting new applicants; it's not enough to be accepted to the school itself. I chose to pursue my university education in Texas because of less overcrowding and lower fees and tuition. But if your heart is set on California, you have many Cal State options in nearly all parts of the state, except for the eastern edges. I've lived most of my life in California, and have been to all parts of it. Send me a message if you need further info. Good luck.
frank | Kennewick, WA | Report Abuse

Oana, I'm from California and have gone to school there in the past. Cost of living throughout the state is very expensive, much more than most of the rest of the U.S. Cost of tuition at California universities, however, is pretty affordable, especially at the Cal States (Univ of Cal is more expensive). Southern California in general is cheaper to live than northern, but less desireable (more crime and traffic in the south). The weather, along the coasts is very pleasant. If you go on the California State University website you can see links to all the campuses (from Cal State San Francisco all the way down to San Diego) and find tuition info there; although these change yearly because of California's budget problems. Many Cal States have raised fees and tuition while also reducing class sizes, so you want to make sure the major you want is accepting new applicants; it's not enough to be accepted to the school itself. I chose to pursue my university education in Texas because of less overcrowding and lower fees and tuition. But if your heart is set on California, you have many Cal State options in nearly all parts of the state, except for the eastern edges. I've lived most of my life in California, and have been to all parts of it. Send me a message if you need further info. Good luck.
frank | Kennewick, WA | Report Abuse
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