Location
Northridge, CA
Undergrads
25,641
Tuition (in-state)
$10,984 ($6,520)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2787 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I like attending the night events held at school. I don't attend parties.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I'm not sure how the drug scene is on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety and security on campus is very helpful. They don't come on time however they do help alot being around in most areas on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I think any school is very diverse. So many people you can meet and learn about their cultural backgrounds is great!

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Since I've applied for FAFSA for a couple years now, I feel that I've gotten the hang of applying and knowing important deadlines so it was pretty easy for me to process with no help at all. If anyone did have trouble I would highly recommend attending Financial Aid Workshops since they truly help a lot.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'm not sure how living on campus feels like considering I live off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think it's very important to be involved in school activities and just being involved in school, in general. From what I've been told CSU Northridge is really known for their Soccer Team. I, personally, have not been to a school sports event here at CSUN but would plan on doing so, for sure.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I'd like to say it's great only because there's so much to do. The best part, local hiking trails are all around and popular attractions aren't so far. Being from Central California (where there's not much out there), I feel like I'm closer to most parts of LA than living in Central Valley. I like that there's more to do around here and lots more places to see.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather in the valley is okay. It could be really windy one day and it could be very hot another. Overall, it's okay because I expect it to be that way here in the San Fernando Valley.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: In my opinion, I feel that the registration process was quite simple for me. As a transfer student, registering to a new Institution was pretty nerve-racking especially when I had no one to help me one on one. However, the CSU Northridge's campus site helped me with their "How to guides" and it truly helped me a lot. I'm almost done with my first year at CSU Northridge and I truly enjoyed all of my professors and enjoyed the new and different experiences I've had so far.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Of the students I have meet they are supportive and fun filled

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food is he same around the campus

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It's great, the advisers in the department are very helpful and try their best to help you out with what you need. I don't have much concerns because I know what matters is the experience I acquire and activities I get involved with.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy my major because that's what I'm interested in. The classes vary on the difficulty because depends if it low or high division class, also depends on the professor. Internships, jobs, and opportunities can always be discussed or found in the office of the department you are in.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A pro for living off campus is that its less expensive that housing and a con would be that you don't get to interact with people as much because not everyone there by be from campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol scene is the same in every school, no matter where you go there will e drugs, alcohol, and peer pressure present. Our campus is very strict when it comes to drugs and alcohol.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: So far I've liked all my professors. Some professors do assign loads of work but it's college so it's expected. Registration process sucks because once you become a sophomore and junior you get the latest registration date.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is very expensive. The newer buildings are really nice but the older ones could use some work. The best thing about living in housing is that you're closer to campus and you get to interact with other people who live in the dorms as well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is unique in the sense that its a diverse campus and that it's a commuter school because you get to meet people from all over the place which expands your knowledge of other cultures, cities, and other countries.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Our school is very strict when it comes to underage drinking and drug abuse, they do not tolerate it.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Our school has a lot of on campus events that are fun. They provide foods, arts and crafts and sometimes different kinds of live music.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our campus is very diverse. We have a big amount of international students which bring in most of the diversity to our campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek housing available. But the Greek life doesn't affect the social atmosphere on campus, it's like any other club in school.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: When it's hot, it's too hot. When it's cold, it's super windy.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lots of different types of people. Very diverse backgrounds.

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Matador Gymnasium
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Matador Gymnasium Matador Gymnasium aka the Matadome
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Julie Ritchie
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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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