Pros: being around great mathematicians.
Cons: you can't survive without being in one of the major blocks competing each other.
It was the most challenging compared to Cerritos College and Orange Coast College. At Cerritos, the level of all students was low and at Orange Coast College was very high. However at CSULB it was half and half. For that reason, I had to spent endless hours to help the lower half to improve and the management was unhappy about the enormous volunteer time I spent to help the weak.