Northridge, CA
California State University-Northridge


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Grace
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Mostly a good college for academic content. Many teachers here are very open caring Professors that really help you learn an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Mostly a good college for academic content. Many teachers here are very open caring Professors that really help you learn and involve you in the subject. Academic standards are high. However there is little supervision of bad teachers that tend to cross boundaries upsetting or offending students with their very personal biases or prejudices. Teachers say things in classrooms or in private meetings that are completely inappropriate. I could give many examples. A few examples: a male Sociology teacher teacher told a classroom full of young women they should hurry and finish college to have a baby by the time they were 25 and that the ERA (equal pay for women ) would never be passed because more than 50 percent of Americans were not feminists. One Anthropology teacher made remarcks about students keeping a diary of their struggles or their "periods " because it wasn't her job to listen to how they felt. One Biology teacher made open comments about overweight students not comprehending the meaning of obesity. One Sociology teacher did not allow anyone to take an exam at all if you were 10 minutes late. She claimed it would cause cheating leaving you without a grade for one exam even if you had an emergency and could verify it with a note. Advisors cannot help you with complaints about teachers. Nothing is ever followed up on if a complaint is made. Advisors are not well informed about majors. They cannot help you navigate your degree. That will be up to you. Admissions and records personnel can end up complaining to you about not completing your degree quickly enough. This happens because the quicker they get students out and graduating the more openings they have for charging new loans to incoming students. You can pay your own tuition and still be urged to finish asap. Frequently the advice from advisors or administrators turns out to be wrong. They do not know what the rules are. I was once told I should request graduating without completing my major. That was completely false and not possible, nor did I want that . More than once I was told to take a class that was not on my list of requirements just to fill up a class . It would have been a waste of money and time to take a course not required for my major. Teachers can also be disengaged in giving positive or constructive feedback. You are practically expected to teach yourself the course by taking home readings or assignments. There are excessive readings for you to do causing hours of homework daily. There will be no down time if you are taking 3 classes because the homework and group work assignments are essential to passing and take hours of your time. Most grading is criticism about what was done wrong not corrections on what could improve with your work leaving students to feel that no matter how hard they work nothing is ever correct or enough. Hard to understand what is happening in this college except extreme unhappiness from a portion of teachers leading them to do the minimum they can do to help you understand the material. This college is a self teach institution with little or no Professor involvement. CSUN is a lovely campus with many nice facilities but is overshadowed by the unhappiness or lack of courtesy coming from a few teachers and a few advisors or administrators, especially evident in the last 5 to 6 years. The University was a bit better prior to that. Rules have changed causing frustration amongst employees of the University and their feelings about those changes appear to be taken out on the students. It is very sad, frustrating and anxiety provoking to be a student here. There are still many good experiences that can happen with teachers at this University. Some are wonderful teachers that inspire you to learn or to express yourself through critical thinking and encourage and answer all questions. Some departments function better than others. CSUN has a reputation for offering a good education in Business, Engineering, Biology, Sports and Kinesiology with scholarships available, Communications and The Arts -Theater and Music. Some departments are lacking in resources or in quality of education for students. If you are unhappy with an advisor ask to see someone else so you can get the proper information to complete your degree or visit the head of the department you have an interest in. The student center is a wonderful resource. The library and librarians are a great help. They really help you. The gymnasium and recreation center is brand new. Plenty of on campus activities and opportunities. National Honor Society is a wonderful program. Join it and take part in that experience. It is inspiring to hear lectures from successful professionals. They give really good advice. Many other optional programs on campus to take part in. Overall I would say this college has the potential to be an excellent college. It needs some improvements. As far as learning , if you do the assignments and show up for class you will get what you need out of it. Worth taking a tour of the campus and checking it out. I loved the Anthropology department. Most professors are attentive and helpful. Anthropology has many opportunities to travel, take internships and get real world experience. If you like social sciences this is a great degree to have.

Cassidy
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The campus is spacious and there are so many different type of people that attend everyday. there are many clubs and organiza...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is spacious and there are so many different type of people that attend everyday. there are many clubs and organizations that you can become apart of to feel like a part of the school. People are friendly and willing to help you find what you need.

Elizabeth
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California State University, Northridge, in my opinion, is an excellent school and has made me feel like a proud student upon...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State University, Northridge, in my opinion, is an excellent school and has made me feel like a proud student upon entering the campus. The classroom size is relatively small, which I prefer since large groups tend to make me feel anxious. The university also provides an abundant amount of free resources for students to take advantage of. Such as the Oasis Center where students can set aside their worries and destress for awhile with massage chairs, acupuncture, and the nap pods.

Madison
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California State University Northridge has honestly been the right choice for my family and me. Financially, this school is a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State University Northridge has honestly been the right choice for my family and me. Financially, this school is a lot more affordable than many other schools in my area and still remains high-quality. My teachers have all been dedicated and passionate in their respective subject areas; my creative writing teacher was a published poet and writer. They answer emails quickly, are very transparent about when and where their office hours are, and do their best to set their students up for success. Although it is a huge campus, the class sizes are small and all of my professors knew my name. Our Associated Students also do a great job of organizing clubs and events to make the big transition less scary. I am glad I chose CSUN and look forward to my next three years here.

Anna
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I believe CSUN is a great school which provides many majors and great opportunities for all students. I believe at CSUN there...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe CSUN is a great school which provides many majors and great opportunities for all students. I believe at CSUN there is something for everyone to do and participate in. Everyone is really friendly and classroom conditions are really encouraging and include so many hard working and friendly students and classmates.

Aaliyah
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It's overall a good school. My teachers have all been wonderful and they all genuinely enjoy their jobs. The campus itself do...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's overall a good school. My teachers have all been wonderful and they all genuinely enjoy their jobs. The campus itself does its best to keep students safe by offering escorts at night. The school is always putting on events for students such as Halloween events and food pantry events.

ZITLALY
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I think that CSUN is a great, affordable, and local place to study at. I have had a good time going there this semester. CSU...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that CSUN is a great, affordable, and local place to study at. I have had a good time going there this semester. CSUN also provides may resources for their students and any help that anyone may need. CSUN is a very open campus that also lets people from the community use their resources to like the library.

Taylor
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Success lives here. Those three words litter every inch of the campus—posted on walls, printers, and banners. Even the dinin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Success lives here. Those three words litter every inch of the campus—posted on walls, printers, and banners. Even the dining hall sports the familiar slogan. It’s a simple phrase, but a meaningful one. A reminder of what we have accomplished, why we’re here, and who we hope to become. Though the words are tattooed on campus, it is the professors, employees, and student body of California State University Northridge who breathe them. I see those words and cannot wait for the four years ahead of me.

Sara
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Having grown up around the area, CSUN was not my first choice for college. It is so close to home that I felt like it wouldn’...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Having grown up around the area, CSUN was not my first choice for college. It is so close to home that I felt like it wouldn’t be the change I desired after graduating high school. I ended up choosing CSUN due to the fact that it is the most affordable of the schools that I were considering. After joining Greek life and getting multiple jobs on campus, I slowly grew to love CSUN. I became aware of the incredible people, opportunities, and resources that the school has to offer. CSUN is a school that you will thrive at if you get involved. I encourage everyone to get involved in some way whether it’s sports, a club, or a campus job. Since this university is largely a commuter school, it can be hard to make friends unless you join something like that. CSUN also has so many resources including the health center, the Learning Resource Center, the Oasis, the Library, the University Student Union, and so much more to help you succeed. I am currently in my 4th and final year and CSUN and although I am excited to graduate, I am going to miss all of the incredible parts of this school.

Kiera
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California State University-Northridge qualifies as the best CSU school in my opinion. They strive to make the prices afforda...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State University-Northridge qualifies as the best CSU school in my opinion. They strive to make the prices affordable while still creating a safe environment and prides themselves in their academics. Although it can be unsafe at night due to it being open to the community, there is campus control and police officers consistently on patrol willing to walk you to where you need to go. Overall, you get the best bang for your buck and CSUN.

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