Campus Housing

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$10,984 ($6,520)
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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty expensive but I do recommend first time students to live there, you get to meet so many new people and learn to adjust to the college life.

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.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I have not been in campus housing.

College Senior

Campus Housing: Have never seen the inside of the apartments.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I would not know anything about campus housing. I commute.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 142nd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 268th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 689th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1352nd
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Ritchie
English/Liberal Studies
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If it's a bustling residence life you are craving, CSUN might not be for you. A small percentage of freshmen live on campus, with an even smaller percentage of upperclassmen overall. The good thing about living in the dorms, though, is that students get to pretty much live in college hotels. There are swimming pools, balconies, and other swanky amenities—well, "swanky" in college terms. Students also have living learning community options, where they can live with people who share a common interest. 

While the school provides luxurious means of living, it can be pretty expensive to live in the dorms. On the other hand, it can be just as expensive to live on your own in off-campus housing, so it just depends on the situation. Plus, some students complain about the lack of privacy. 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
What You Get
  • Key card security
  • Twin bed
  • Wi-Fi/Ethernet
Also Available
Living and learning communities are groups of people with a common interest. The themes are Engineering and Computer Science, Cinema Television Arts, Freshman Year Experience, Honors, Kinesiology, Lighthouse, Music, Project Passport, and Valuing Opportunities. Some of these require applications, and others require that you are in a certain major.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

The Suites at University Park
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Cable TV, electronic key security, loftable beds, Wi-Fi and Ethernet

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Apartments at University Park
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas, Wi-Fi and Ethernet
The Apartments at University Village
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas, private balcony; complex features laundry facilities, mailboxes, outdoor pool, playground, recreational room

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 171 responses

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  • Overall building quality
  • Amenities/perks
  • Cleanliness
  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value



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