If it's a bustling residence life you are craving, CSUN might not be for you. A small percentage of freshmen live on campus, with an even smaller percentage of upperclassmen overall. The good thing about living in the dorms, though, is that students get to pretty much live in college hotels. There are swimming pools, balconies, and other swanky amenities—well, "swanky" in college terms. Students also have living learning community options, where they can live with people who share a common interest.
While the school provides luxurious means of living, it can be pretty expensive to live in the dorms. On the other hand, it can be just as expensive to live on your own in off-campus housing, so it just depends on the situation. Plus, some students complain about the lack of privacy.