Location
Northridge, CA
Undergrads
25,641
Tuition (in-state)
$10,984 ($6,520)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2747 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's bad because of the safety, noises and traffic.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Compared to other schools, it's okay.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Local Atmosphere is okay. My biggest concern is the safety.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Our campus is extremely diverse, which is one of the reasons why I love it!

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Most people complain because we do not have a football team.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always theft/robbery cases.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There are great professors! I had some who aren't so good, not very helpful at all.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of great places to eat!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish there was more financial aid and scholarships offered to middle class families.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some Greek sororities and fraternities are really welcoming & inviting. Fees for them are expensive though.

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.

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Matador Gymnasium
Matador Gymnasium
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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