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Reviews 3601 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are various options about living off campus. It is very convenient to live about 20 minutes away walking distance from campus and about 10 minutes taking the bus. The cost is excellent compared to living on campus in a dorm. The parking that I have an agreement with is two parking spaces in a garage. I can ask the housing office on campus for a list of apartments available in the area of Fullerton with details of distance and costs.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have not found any off-campus restaurants or places that offer student discounts yet the variety and costs are average. The convenience is great.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus strictness about smoking on campus is nearly nonexistent, I see many people smoke behind humanities.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I did not attend many parties while going to college but would hang out with friends over the weekend or any other day.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I had no problems completing the process of signing up and receiving financial aid.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: My first semester living on campus, eating at the Gastronome, was average. The meals were excellent yet repetitive at times. Eating at any fast food restaurant on campus was excellent.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The best things that came from living on campus would be having air conditioned rooms 24/7 while also living about 10-15 minutes walking to your classes. The social atmosphere was not forced but recommended to people living in the dorms by having monthly meetings. The cost of living in a small dorm shared with another person was too expensive. It was convenient having a place to eat less than three minutes away. The housing process was not difficult at all.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life is certainly no match to USC's, but it does exist. Various social media outlets perceive frat boys as obnoxious and snobby, which is generally true. Not much negative opinions are given towards sororities as they are mainly more academically driven or do not cause as much of a scene as the fraternities.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: For the average broke student, finding off-campus housing may be difficult. There are multiple networks in which to link up with potential roommates (on-campus, Internet, etc.), so it is certainly not impossible. Parking can be an issue for the houses with tiny/no driveways, and the parking will be swamped by the commuters.

One problem for the non-student residents that live close enough to campus: you can't park on the street for more than 2 hours to prevent student parking - but no system exists to differentiate the students with the long-term residents.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Fullerton has an awesome variety of off-campus dining. If you're on a budget, then nearly every fast food chain is within a 15 minute drive from the campus. If you want to splurge, then you can head downtown or up the hill to Summit. For the late night study cravings, there are a number of late night options in any direction as well (Del Taco, Mulchasalsa, Rigoberto's).

4 College Junior

Administration: As mentioned earlier, CSUF is a commuter school - so the party scene is not very loud in Fullerton. This would mean that there aren't many "rule breakers" so judging the administration is rather difficult.

There is a policy completely forbidding skaters, which is quite strange in my opinion. In any case, I've never seen anyone reprimand any skaters that do skate on campus.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Comparing to the party scene I've seen at other schools throughout the state (from UCSB to SLO), CSUF is average. The school is not extremely strict about parties and alcohol, but the reality is that CSUF's student body mainly consists of commuters.

The better parties can only be found off-campus, or at Downtown Fullerton on the weekends.

College Junior

Scholarships: I am still in the process of applying for financial aid.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There are so many choices available within a 15 minute walk from campus that many students opt for the walk/skate rather than eating at the campus Carl's Jr. or Gastronome (cafeteria). That being said, the on campus options are not plentiful nor very appetizing.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I actually happen to live nearby campus and walk to school.

However, I do not hear any significant complaints from my peers.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus and I rarely visit.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you consider something within a 15 minute drive convenient, then there's lots of great options out there. It isn't always cheap, but the school's food is a far lesser quality for similar prices.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I can't say I interact with the administration outside of professors, and they don't seem to go out of their way to interact with students. Of course, they are very strict about parking, since parking is a nightmare and they make money off of your tickets.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I was promised financial aid, which was pulled out from under me once I registered (of course) apparently due to state vs. school interpretations of who is in need of financial aid. A big headache that resulted in no aid. As for scholarships other than FAFSA and the like, no one ever seems to be endorsing or advertising them.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not involved, but I never hear any mention of parties. I hear it's pretty dead.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I do not have a meal plan, but in regards to all other restaurants/places to buy snacks, options are just decent. The Fresh Kitchen would get my vote out of anything available, but going off campus is nice to escape crowds and to have some variety. I have heard the Carl's Jr. is absolutely terrible, same as I've heard about the TSU coffee shop. Snack stores have mostly junk food, and the sandwiches are pretty bad too, but I can find some good food at the Fresh Kitchen. The Togo's is fine too.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus and do not visit the dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's okay. They have my favorite, Chipotle.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Do well in school, and keep your GPA up.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most the time, the students go to their family house or friends.


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