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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are not very social. It's show up to class then leave attitudes.

2 College Freshman

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

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I have seen a large variety of students at CSUN. The school is very diverse from the academic focused students to the very free-living art students and everything in between.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The campus is very diverse. Different styles and interests from people.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are more friendly at this school if you need help with anything they are there to help you and if you are lost on campus they will help you find where you need to go.

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While the CSUN student population is very eclectic and bursting with variety, the social life, on the other hand, isn't as vast. However, socializing on campus is what you make of it. If you are involved in activities, like Greek life or other clubs, you will have a better time of meeting friends, but if you just stay at home and keep to yourself, well, then it will be more difficult. If you get out there, there are opportunities to find your own niche.

In terms of the people who are out there, there isn't a typical CSUN student because everyone comes from different parts of the country and the world. However, most students are friendly and welcoming to each other. You will find "Hollywood" types who put a lot of time into how they look, but you will also find people who couldn't care less. Because it's a commuter campus, it's generally not as cliquey as other schools can be, which is good. Population-wise, some students remark that there are a lot of Middle Eastern students on campus, in addition to Latinos. Also, there is a strong homosexual population. However, the campus is so diverse, that there is a match out there for everyone, gay, straight, or whatever. There just won't necessarily be a lot of relationships, though, as most students are mostly looking just to hook up.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
55%
Male Undergrads
45%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The gym
  2. The quad in front of Sierra Tower
  3. House parties
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Fraternity parties
  2. The dorms
  3. House parties
Social Scene
The social scene is pretty much nonexistent unless you are part of a club, organization, fraternity, sorority, or work on campus. There are pockets of social groups, but the school as a whole isn't connected. Typically, friendships through people you meet in class don't last very long, and the best way to get to know people is to get involved.
Hookups or Relationships?
By far, the best way to experience a random hookup is to be in a sorority or fraternity. Going to a fraternity house party is also a great way to meet to hook up, if it doesn't get shut down by the cops first. You may randomly hook up if you live in the dorms, but it's not as likely. Many people at CSUN are in long-term relationships, but others enjoy the single life. You'll find a little bit of everything.
Dress Code
Some people are laid-back and show up in their PJs. But other students go all out and wear designer labels. Some people think of school as a fashion show, but there are other students who just don't care. You'll find that a lot of people wear their CSUN gear, too.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 142 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 140 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 150 responses

  • 37% None
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 9% Long-distance relationship
  • 7% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 2% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 37 responses

  • 33% Class
  • 26% House parties
  • 15% The gym
  • 12% The quad in front of Sierra Tower
  • 6% The library
  • 5% Dorm
  • 4% On your walk to school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 55 responses

  • 28% In the same classes
  • 24% Common majors
  • 24% Clubs
  • 16% Being social and dorming
  • 7% Common issues
  • 1% Barely met anyone in the dorms

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 56 responses

  • 50% Diverse
  • 18% Each student has his or her own style.
  • 18% Friendly
  • 12% Unique
  • 2% Keeps to themselves

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 51% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 47% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 2% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 151 responses

  • 28% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 51% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 17% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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