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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They don't give you problems if you don't create any!

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The campus is great with maintaining rules, i really know of nothing negative when it comes to campus strictness

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I had to get loans and those worry me when I graduate I don't think my parents make enough but they believe so

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Theres so many places to choose from, prices varies, availability is average depending on the time your trying to move. Safety is good and parking can be tough at time but is manageable.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love the opportunities the school provides with all the clubs and sport teams

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love education and the teachers are very good at there job

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I only eat when I'm really hungry it does tend to be pretty expensive and well you know I'm in college so...

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Roughly twenty minutes from the Hollywood areas, there is always a place to go any day of the week to have a nice night out.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I love the parties but inside school they do not throw a lot events

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I love CSUN it's absolutely diverse and great way to get to know the best people and a taste of the real world!

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: School is diverse, and very accepting of everyones choices.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: On campus living is good because it gives you the real college experience. Living in the dorms gives you so many options to get acquainted with the school life, theres so many activities to do living in the dorms. Like movie night, theres even a recreation center for students to engage in social activities.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Changing majors was easy and i had no issues doing so.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: What i love the most about the Art program at my school is that we are like a family. Most of the professors have worked in the industry as well as worked the department for so many years so they make things comfortable for new students. I enjoy the fact that the professors all have bonds with each other as well as students, they really take the time out to learn students as individuals which is great when your an artist. The work load is not to bad, especially because theres plenty of resources for help. My favorite thing about the Art program is the dark room & studio facilities, it gives students that one on one time to work on their work.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The campus is great. Over the past few years i have watched the transformation of favorite student spots such as the library to the recreation. Im excited for the students coming in, because the campus is a great place to be.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The past few years my experience has been great in receiving financial aid.

College Junior

Nightlife: Have not been at a college party or heard of one being thrown.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I have not been in campus housing.

College Junior

Athletics: I have not seen any sports team perform.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are different types of food and variety. There are snacks or whole meals to choose from.

5 College Junior

Majors: I enjoy the art program. The professors may give lots of advice and ideas but still let you grow as a student.

College Junior

Majors: I have not been in an internship.

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors are great and the classes ambience as well. The are provided is excellent and provides isolation from the rest of the school for less distractions from people from other departments.

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors from other departments are great. They teach their subjects with passion.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is variety in apartments. They are also all very close to school. Some have special deals for students.


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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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