Northridge, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$10,984 ($6,520)
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Reviews 2737 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Close to a lot of cities and things to do.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't really know because I have yet to partake in any night events.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People just do not do drugs here. At least it is not noticeable.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus. I live on on campus housing and I love it.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Its pretty easy as of now

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College Freshman

Greek Life: It seems like greek life is a big deal on campus, just haven't experienced it.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus. You can find people from all different places from all around the world. In each of your classes there is at least four different ethnic and race group of people.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There is a wide range of major offered each with their own unique curriculum. Although registration is the worst when it ridiculous that all of the courses offered are already unavailable when one is looking for their classes.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Located near the big city of Los Angeles. Plenty of local malls and movie theaters. Recreation is a driving distance away as well as the nearest attractions parks.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Have it all from rain, to wind, to the heat and enjoyable middle like weather.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Matador nights was very fun. The people where all behaved no outburst or out of controlled situations. A great way to have a good time with the convenience and safety perks of it being on campus.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Great thing about public transportation is leaves you right on campus no hassle on having to walk a large distance to reach school form the nearest bus stop.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Form what I have observed off campus living is available and there is a variety of places to choose form. Most of the places are right across the street form campus or only a two to five mile distance form campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: So far for it being my first year at this school I am concerned about the safety issues. There has been a break-in in the girls dorm, a peeping tom in the ladies restroom, and there as been a sexual offender on the loose around campus. Due to these concerns it would be best if campus police or securities were more visible and present around campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The great thing about off-campus dining is that it is all so close to school. You can walk down the street and there is a wide variety of places where one can eat. The cost of the food isn't too bad, although there can be more places that offer school discounts. The cool thing is that you can choose to have a burger, japanese, chinese, mexican, vegetarian, greek, or mediterranean food.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I am happy with the program I am in. Although I don't know if I'm still interested because of my conflicting indecisive career goals of either being in medical field or speech pathologist. At this point just concerned on availability of jobs in my field.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I like it. They offer help and tutoring and assistance for some of our courses. Although it is a challenge with the work load form all the professors which are all geared to best prepare us for graduate school and our career.

College Junior

Majors: I have not had an intership with my major at all and don't plan on it.

4 College Junior

Majors: It was easy for me to get into my major because I came from a community college.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: People are too serious about sports.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love the city and the environment.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: They are good at keeping us safe.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: My major is awesome but loads of stress.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You can always find something to do.


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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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