Campus Strictness

Location
Northridge, CA
Undergrads
25,641
Tuition (in-state)
$10,984 ($6,520)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus is strict, which also keeps it safe. The dorms are incredibly strict and RA's and campus police are always making rounds. The dorms try their best to pair you with someone who has the same study habits as you.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It helpful that it allow student to communicate with each other in the dorm that let them feel comfortable.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I see police on campus for the most part and it makes me feel more safe knowing they are here. I am always alerted on my phone if something is going on, on campus which is very helpful as well.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: For the most part, the campus is not that strict and students feel at ease on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The campus security officers were non-existent during my entire time at CSUN.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 269th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1040th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1083rd
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Ritchie
Major
English/Liberal Studies
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Most students are able to avoid any direct altercations with the police and other authority figures, and those who do have run-ins know they probably deserve whatever they get. Be careful in the dorms: Your neighbors are often the ones to rat you out when it comes to loud noises and parties. Just keep the music low and the invitation list small.

CSUN is usually quick to act during emergency situations, though these are few and far between. They also act fast when it comes to parking. There is a very strong police presence in this realm, as you will see campus safety officers constantly patrolling campus. Drugs and alcohol are other offenses that campus police are strict with, so if you're going to drink and smoke, try to be discreet.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being too loud after quiet hours
  • Getting a ticket for not having your parking permit visible
  • Having a party (only if you're too loud)
  • Having a pet in your dorm
  • Making out (or doing other stuff) in a car
  • Parking in the red zone when you just run up to your dorm for a minute
  • Smoking weed in your dorm
Visitation Policies
Students must register non-student, overnight guests. The host can go to the housing website to do this: housing.csun.edu/guest. Students must register their guests by 3 p.m. on the business day before the guest is supposed to arrive. In a 30-day period, an overnight guest is only allowed to stay five nights and must be approved for multiple consecutive days.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 180 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 206 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 1% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 51% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 46% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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