California State University-Northridge Top Questions

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


They aren't accurate at all. My friends many of whom went to Berkeley, Stanford, and UCLA were shocked were I gave up a chance to go to Occidental and UCLA to go to CSUN. I came because it was the best place for me to take a good teaching program. My friends made me think that because I was going to a Cal State it would be so easy and that I probably wouldn't even have to go to class and still get straight A's. I learned pretty soon that it was so far from being true. Not only do you have to go to class, but at times I feel like I have no hw then my friends who go to "harder" schools like UCLA. The stereotype about everybody being stupid and just people who didn't get into a UC is also really far from true. I would hope that I'm an example of a person who graduated in a rank of 27th out of 800 so I don't think I'm that stupid and gave up some tough schools to come to CSUN.


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NO! There are so many things to do here, especially if you are part of the greek system. There are tons of students who always want to have a good time.