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Reviews 3258 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: If I had to choose all over again I would. Its a great school

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my college experience right now! It has only been a year and I already have met lifelong friends, the friendly atmosphere here at California State Northridge is what make it home away from home.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I commute to school in a two hour bus ride, but i would like to dorm but i can't due to financial manners. Overall, the community seems friendly.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: CSUN was not my first choice but it was close to home and ended up becoming the school right for me. it has absolutely everything to offer. It is a great environment to learn at.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has a variety of cultures and it is always nice to meet new people. It's a somewhat big school but it is easy to get around. Stepping outside the school there are a bunch of restaurants and the mall is a good walking distance of you want to walk or take the bus/ drive if you want to get there quick. People would smoke tobacco but the school took it into consideration and won't allow it anymore and I like that.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is big and has a variety of places to study or do work. They also offer a lot of help on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at CSU-Northridge so far has been the best! I met a lot of great and friendly people. I met friends that I didn't I would be close with and I even met the love of my life there! Lastly, CSUN gave me an opportunity to restart a new life as a student.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Coming into CSUN was a difficult transition because it is a commuter school & not many people are interested in making friends. However, joining an organization at school has allowed me to enjoy my experience here.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school has one of the most relaxing atmospheres

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Just in my short time being a student at CSUN it has showed me all the possibilities I did not have in high school. CSUN has been more then willing to me with my disabilities (Dyslexia, ADHD). CSUN's Disability Department has taken the time to meet with me on different occasions to help me figure out what accommodations I would need to be able to succeed.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have actually become involved on campus, I help with Freshman Orientations, as well as commencements. It has been a great opportunity and I wish to continue getting myself more and more involved in Campus life

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not started my freshman year but from touring the campus a few times I can already tell I will love it. The people are so friendly and willing to help people who are lost.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: it is a great school with many activities and clubs to join.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I highly enjoy my college experience, the atmosphere is one that is incomparable to any other college campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: CSUN is a wonderful school, with cool events planned every week (most of which are free) and a permanently comforting atmosphere. Everyone is nice and welcoming, the staff are understanding, and so many options for anything you can think of are available. It's honestly become like a second home and I don't even dorm there. One of my favorite things was a farmer's market that came once a week. Before class, I'd go get lunch there with my friends every week and just hang out before I had to rush of to class, which was a wonderful break as I never really had opportunities to be with many of my friends due to all my classes. It's also wonderful walking around the campus and just bumping into events you didn't know were happening and being able to participate in them without having to pay anything, or being able to sit by a pond while waiting for the bus and feed the ducks and turtles. The school promotes hard work and hard play and I wouldn't have it any other way.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The experience I have gained thus far from my college years, I can state that my University is the best choice for myself. Extremely diverse, well organized, and helpful with any circumstances that I may come across.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the diversity of the student body. It creates a much more interesting learning environment.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The campus is big and it has a nice gym. The professors I've had so far were good professors. I love this campus. The only downfall is that it's windy and during summer it's hot.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People At this university is so nice. If an incoming Freshmen they should dorm as a first year because one get to meet new friends and have help from them when needed.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Definitely love the campus environment and the diversity. I have met great people from different cultures, ethnicities, and customs. I have made great friends in many classes and still keep in touch and updated with them, some became very close and important in my life. I love how the organizations and clubs organize events, we always have something going on, especially every Tuesdays and Thursdays. One of the best things and greatest experiences happen on Thursdays when each week there is an event representing a different culture. I believe that the diversity is what make Cal State Northridge a unique school. I do not regret attending CSUN, even though it was not my first choice but it was definitely one the best choices i have made.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall I have had a very good experience at California State University, Northridge. Everyone who works at CSUN tries really hard to help students with whatever they need. My academic advisers are the best! They are always willing to sit and help you out. CSUN is also one of the few schools in California who offers Deaf Studies as a major. CSUN has really helped me get to know the deaf community and it has inspired me to work in the field of education.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Aside from it's beautiful campus, California State University Northridge is filled with welcoming staff, professors and peers that help create a safe environment. Everyone is welcomed which creates the transition of a high school student to a college student a much easier and joyful experience.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far I have loved all my classes and my professors. I've had no problem going to office hours, and the life on campus is really fun. I've actually involved myself in a club, eat at the food places on campus, support other groups.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far I have had a good experience at my school the professors are great and they are very helpful. All the people there are nice and helpful and I would choose my school again because they have a lot of school spirit and make going to collage fun and exciting.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe my school is by far the most fun and nice one of all. Also, I like the fact that people around do not judge others because of their appearance.

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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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