Northridge, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$10,984 ($6,520)
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Reviews 3020 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I am catholic but I see everyday new religions and different races pass by me everyday.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining has a variety of options. If you go further down the street towards Granada hills there is a street that fills up with different food trucks of different kinds.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: CSUN has an on campus El Pollo Loco, Burger King, Panda Express, Subway, and a hamburger/pizza place. The cost is about the same as if you went to a regular fast food place. There is also a salad store and convenience stores that have just about any food, cereal, cup of noodles.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I haven't to been to any parties yet or at the school during the night time.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't been in the school long enough yet to see the greek atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is security usually all over campus so as I'm walking through campus I feel safe that I will make it from point a to point b safely.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: The athletic center is 3 stories and is eco friendly. There are many great lawns and trees, very shady. The library is huge and has a movie night outside every Thursday.

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus and have never been in the dorms.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls on campus are different races and different cultures. I constantly hear different languages being spoken. Overall many guys seem sporty and the girls have great style.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Haven't experienced this yet because fall semester hasn't started.

4 College Freshman

Academics: So far I've only had one professor because I am taking a summer class but he is a very good teacher who pushes us to ask questions and get extra help with tutoring. Tutoring is offered everyday, all day.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: If students wish to dine on campus, the café is definitely the place for students to go! They serve a wide variety of meals from breakfast burritos, to salads, to quesadillas; the café has it all! However, the cafe's prices are a bit much. There are however places, relatively close in distance, for to dine at also if they wish to dine off campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The courses were fabulous and the professors created such a wonderful learning environment for the students that it made learning all the more fun and exciting. There were classes to fit all tastes from abnormal psychology to physics; every student was able to find something to enhance their learning experience.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The value of a degree is held very highly at Willow International. Being a two-year college, Willow International encouraged their students to continue on with their education upon receiving their Associate's Degree. Throughout the course of their education at Willow, Students are also encouraged to meet with academic counselors to map out the exact classes needed in order to fulfill their general education requirement and then transfer to a four-year university.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Because Willow International is a growing school, every aspect of the school is growing; including the student life, facilities etc. Despite being a relatively young and continually developing school, our student life is doing fairly well. Facilities are in the process of being constructed and the school is continuously growing.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing selection at my school is fairly limited. The majority of the students that attend my school are from around the area and either live at home or have a home nearby. Though we do have some international students, the selection of international students is fairly small and they live with a host family. The neighborhood is relatively safe.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I see police on campus for the most part and it makes me feel more safe knowing they are here. I am always alerted on my phone if something is going on, on campus which is very helpful as well.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I myself am not a big fan of sports, but I do hear many students always saying that they are going to attend a game especially to support the team. There are several sports that one can play on campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of off campus dining near by the campus. There are several different kinds of food options as well. The cost is much better than inside the campus, so if you have time to eat off-campus in between classes, I would suggest that. there are also several places around campus that offer student discounts.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot attractions nearby the campus that which many students get together and go to. There are theme parks that are not too far from the campus. Also, there are several activities on and off campus that the university lets us know about. There is a mall very close to the university.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Last year, I received enough to cover my tuition and $2500 per semester in refunds. This year, however, I am receiving almost enough to cover my tuition, but I will not have any left over in refunds and I will have to pay about $200 each semester.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls are average.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On-campus housing is actually a bit far from campus and requires a shuttle or walking. The housing is average, with no special perks. Many students who live on campus complain about the noise/music from other students living on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There quite a lot of sororities and frats on campus, but Greek life does not have a huge impact on campus. Non-Greeks don't feel obligated to join. Greek students are usually viewed as snobby and cliquey. Greek life is limited because most sororities and frats do not have a house.


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Matador Gymnasium
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Matador Gymnasium Matador Gymnasium aka the Matadome
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Julie Ritchie
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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