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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: My roommates and I recently have started to look into off campus housing and most of the places are nice but pricey.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is not to many places to go to but there is a variety of foods to eat.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are pretty strict on who can be in the dorms or not.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a Cal grant and it was perfect. I am grateful for it. It was the only help that I got.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It is not that great but if that is the only thing you eat all the time then you can get tired of it pretty quick.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the school for the way it is. The people and professors are all friendly.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus food around CSUN are great and fast to great in between classes. There are many places to buy food and snacks. Subway and Panda Express are the most popular restaurants on campus because of the great service and delicious foods they offer. Many places offer organic foods and vegetarian meals. Prices may be a little too high but that won't stop college students from buying their lunch they need to have a wonderful day at CSUN.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms at California State University Northridge has been a great experience for me in my freshman year. I have met many people and the staff around here are very polite. The dorms have a decent amount of space and are always clean. The worst thing about these dorms are the prices. The prices are very high and do not really seem to be fair. The convinces at these apartments are suitable and very comfortable. Security is all over and the school police do a great job. I would really like to live here again next year but I do not think I will have an opportunity because of the high prices.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is no Starbucks, but instead Freudian Sips all over campus. It isn't as good as Starbucks. You can only use your Meals at the dining hall in the housing complex which basically isn't even on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is somewhat expensive, but I live in a dorm with a kitchen and bathroom just like a real apartment. There are gates all around housing for security, but they are really just for looks, anyone could hop the fence when they're closed at night. The rent pays for all utilities, but I could find a nicer apartment around campus that is nicer and cheaper.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I haven't had to deal with it too much, so no problems.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Need more options for middle class students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Wish there were more options.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: Super boring area, only come for school and frat parties.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: North ridge feels like a glorified community college. The education is a lot better obviously but it's definitely just a commuter school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Being just a freshman, I don't really know but the job prospects look promising

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Not a lot of cute guys, all of them have girlfriends and all the Frat guys are annoying

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We're required to take seminars on these topics so it's embedded in every students mind

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm in a sorority and it feels like paying to live the same life I lived in high school, not really worth it. No Greek row and CSUN is under fire for how the Frats haze so we're all on edge anyway.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: No school spirit but the gym provided in the school is amazing

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Things are really far apart and to get to campus without buying a parking pass is a workout and street parking for any visitors sucks a lot.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a few Starbucks and a Chipotle that I go to on repeat among some Panda Expresses, bad Mexican food places, and a Yogurtland

3 College Freshman

Administration: They have never really gotten in my day-to-day life. Just there when you need them

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: In a sorority so all the parties I go to are thrown by them and they are all average, had more fun in high school to be honest

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I filled out FAFSA on time and received my aid through the portal. Getting the extra money is a difficult process though

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Matador Gymnasium
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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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