Location
Northridge, CA
Undergrads
25,641
Tuition (in-state)
$10,984 ($6,520)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2737 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: It's not bad but parking gets crazy

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: People coming into the dorms is as strict as it gets

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is so much food around it's amazing

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's not bad, but very expensive

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's food places all around

4 College Freshman

Computers: Get 20 pages free a day.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's sunny one day and then really cold the next.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: It's definitely getting better as the years go on.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love it here. I had everything I need close by and also very peaceful.

3 College Freshman

Computers: there is only one place to get free copies on campus. and it is all the way by the gym. if you have a class near parking lot B it will be a hassle for you to go all the way near the gym for your copy. i think they should spread free copies around campus. wireless is good but you can only use it if you are in a classroom or next to a building. if you are walking back and forth it is hard to stay with the excellent network.

3 College Freshman

Majors: i want to be a social worker for abused children. the help is there in school to offer anything you need but they don't really push you or encourage you to do your best or transfer. i want to transfer to UCLA for my masters and in a lower division class i received a D but still received my 3 units. my mentor told me it was fine because i got the units. she didn't ask me to repeat it or anything. i now know i can't have a D to get into my program so i have to retake the class.

4 College Freshman

Majors: i didn't have to do much. i just told them what i wanted, and they put me in it.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: i never see the police or anyone in charge around campus. there could be a group of students drinking, getting high, or doing hookah and the cops are never around.

College Freshman

Transportation: i really don't know. i haven't had transportation but my friends have and they say the shuttle is the best.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: i love that the mall is right around the corner. also starbucks, chipotle, a ross, and many little nice places you can visit. all in one block from you.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: the financial process is very easy at north ridge. the only problem is when they want you to prove your information, there is a huge line of students waiting to be seen. there are 40 plus students and only two windows opened.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: there is ALOT of diversity on the campus. there are many different races and religions. none treally judges anyone from what I've seen! it is very comfortable to walk down the halls and not worry.

College Freshman

Nightlife: i haven't gone to any parties. but i have heard that the big show and other campus parties are really fun to attend. i will be looking forward to going this year because i have missed out!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are a lot of fast food restaurants, swell as family restaurants. anything off campus is not discounted to students in any way. if i go to chilies, they don't give me a discount my plate will still be 30+ dollars. the best place is chipotle!!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: i have gone to the off-campus housing website when i wanted to move out of my moms house. i did find a lot of cheap places but they were more about, back houses, bedrooms, and having roommates. i was looking for a one bedroom apartment but couldn't find any. they should put more every couple months.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never been to the health center.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: It went great and I didn't have to pay a cent for school.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I don't have a lot of friends.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: Typical southern California weather. Its great.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love it. Haven't tried them all tho.

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Matador Gymnasium
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Matador Gymnasium Matador Gymnasium aka the Matadome
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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Julie Ritchie
Major
English/Liberal Studies
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On the whole, students most satisfied with their experience are very involved in the heart of the school. Many students choose to become RAs or ambassadors, work in the Matador Involvement Center or the Design Factory, join a sorority/fraternity, or get involved in intramurals or club sports. CSUN is a commuter school, meaning that most students live at home and commute to school. Because so many students are native to the area, they are not compelled to meet new people and participate in school activities. Years later, many of these commuter students say that the school lacks a social scene and they wish they had moved away from home to go to college. On the other hand, other CSUN students move from small, rural towns to go to a college in the city, and they absolutely love the campus. However, students are correct when saying that Northridge isn't a typical college town. Most of the partying takes place in Los Angeles. Many students also acknowledge that the school has a laid-back atmosphere about academics, which allows students to work and live a life beyond their computer screen. Students cite the school's ubiquitous diversity as a pinnacle example of how students can learn from their environment by hearing the voice and seeing the values of different cultures.

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