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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics program at my school takes a big part of all the school spirit that takes place in the whole school. The atheletes show commitment and dedication to what they play and that is what makes the students get involve and cheer or have the Csun matador school spirit. The facilities on the other hand are more helpful to the non athelete or all the other students in campus who are not involved in any sport but want to get a good excersise, the facility helps them out with other free programs offered in campus such as yoga, boxing, swimming, ect. Everyone gets to participate in every event free of charge and also take part in being in club teams that facilities help in.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Being able to attend a Cal state was a dream to me because I am a first generation from my family. Cal state Northridge has offered me all the help that I need and made me feel like if I was not the only one who has the same problem, whether it was financially or just stressed from so much homework assigned to us. One of my favorite experiences I have had here at Csun was matador night. The event took place in the student union where I was able meet new people and have a good time. I would choose Cal state Northridge again if I had to becuase the vibed of the environment are so welcoming and it makes me feel like I'm at home when I'm miles away from it.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are so many different courses to take each semester at CSUN. The majority of the professors you come across with are very well informed in their area and try different techniques to keep the class involved.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Based on what I've been told by students, internship opportunities happen on campus and you can get a lot of information and very helpful people at the career center to get you started.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus feels safe, especially during the day. However, during the night, it might be a different story given that the police reports that students receive usually happen after 4 in the afternoon.

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: So far, from what I've seen, many sororities do a lot of work for charities. They hold that with pride and have their sorority revolve around what they stand for very well.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, CSUN is a great school to be in. Once you get involved with at least one of the many clubs on campus, you get to interact with the your peers on a different level which is very fun. Other than that, you only interact with your peers during class and once class is over, you don't talk to each other anymore and don't follow through with study groups sometimes. CSUN is very unique because of the many events they hold and how diverse the campus is. It carries a large population on campus which makes parking awful.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: I do not really know about sports

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It is like of mix of people who are looking for an actual education and those who are going to college but don't want to be here.

2 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Based on the crime alerts on sexual assault and experiences at frat/sorority parties, I believe that women, mostly, are not safe on campus, near campus, in their dorms/apartments or at parties. People don't have any clue what rape means and women have not been properly taught on who to trust and we need self-defense classes as well as "rape prevention education" seminars for men, especially.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Not sure how helpful the school has been in regards to promoting careers in my field (Journalism), but being a 6th year student with no help on how to obtain a "paid" internship, I can say it's not as helpful.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Conditions were fine, cost of housing is way too high and safety regulations are poor.

1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I'm personally against it because it promotes rape culture and cult-like activities and attitudes.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: A lot of funding goes towards the various sports fields, food rations and jerseys (source: I used to work as an office assistant at the Athletics Department).

2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Despite the school being the last resort if the other colleges didn't accept me when I applied, I would still say that my experience at CSUN was terrible: the location, weather, housing situation, lack of resources when I was a freshman, tuition costs and so on. However, I can rarely describe a favorite experience other than joining clubs but that's it. Unfortunately, I can't say anything positive about this school. I should've just applied to a community college if I knew how much debt I was going to be in for a college experience that wasn't worth it.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are difficult but there is help available.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: It's pretty diverse, not sure about political diverse though.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't know many who do use.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People aren't rude but I'm not sure how they truly feel inside about the different people

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People do it if they want and they mostly starred in high school

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's cool the people are nice

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sometimes I feel safe with security other times I feel really unsafe

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm not sure about it

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's old and kind of far from campus

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: i feel very safe on campus

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Matador Gymnasium Matador Gymnasium aka the Matadome
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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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