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Reviews 3546 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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

1 person found this useful Report
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

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Fruedian Sip's drinks are really bad

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: actually moving out the dorms to off campus

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I eat a lot off campus

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: would love to have more

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: nothing went hard with my money. but needed more

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I would like to have more sea food

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: living on campus cost way too much money

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym is huge and it is included with the intuition.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is not as strict as on-campus housing.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places off-campus to eat. It all depends on what you want to eat.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: There is not many rules, but in college you have to behave like a mature adult and attend classes because you want to and not because you have to.

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Matador Gymnasium
Matador Gymnasium
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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