and yet... i have at least one guy from there as a classmatei don't think that advisors send students to med-school, its more about the individual.
csulb is not known for churning out med students.
I would say that that isn't true at all and would be interested in what evidence you have to support the claim. Most people on here will be quick to say that MSAR + SDN >>> Better Advisor....it's just that better advisors tend to see more applicants gain admssion
So true. It's really hard to get all of your classes @ CSU's because they have way too many students. There are problems at the UC's too, but not to the extent of the CSU's.Thought I'd chime my 2 cents in here.
I grew up down the street from CSULB and a lot of my friends from high school ended up going there. A few of them started as pre-meds but eventually changed majors (but I think that was mainly because they changed there minds about medicine).I also worked in a doctors office for a number of years in long beach and we had several CSULB students. So although it may be second hand knowledge I've heard several things about it over and over again:
-Most people will not graduate from CSULB in 4 years. This is because it is impossible to get classes that you need. From what I hear, you basically need to accumulate enough credit hours (junior/senior) in order to get the classes that you need. This may mean that you end up taking your pre-reqs over the course of 3 years which makes the courses themselves more difficult as well as studying for the MCAT. I know UCs are probably similar but i had friends at UCI/UCSB and it was never on the same level that I heard from my friends from CSULB.
Considering I went to a private school in LA i had several classes with <12 people in them (my physics II had 4 , upper division chem had 3!!) . I even got an entire course moved on the schedule after taking with the dean.
-Also, although I haven't lived in california for over a year I still hear that it's going down the drain. The UCs and CSUs are strapped for cash which means less classes and higher tuition.
-Parking is also a nightmare.
That's all I got for you. Good luck with whatever you decide!