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California State University - Northridge
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  • 4 Year
  • NORTHRIDGE, CA

California State University - Northridge Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
No data available  
Average Housing Cost
$7,054 / year
Poll
56%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 248 responses
Poll
51%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 435 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade A
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,224 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 795 responses
  • Sub Way
    16%
  • The Arbor Grill.
    14%
  • Farmers Market
    11%
  • The pub
    10%
  • The Market
    9%
  • Sierra center
    9%
  • Fruits
    7%
65%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 303 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A minus
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 252 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    38%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    46%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    13%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

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Safety

Safety
grade B minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
79%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 314 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 194 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    52%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    36%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    9%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 259 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    22%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    54%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    12%
  • Not very visible.
    9%
  • We have campus police?
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 482 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    3%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    34%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    55%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    8%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 293 responses
  • Matador nigt
    24%
  • The Big Show
    18%
  • Last day of school
    14%
  • Events planned by my major department
    10%
  • Welcome Back Week
    9%
  • Carnival
    8%
  • First day of school
    6%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 315 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    2%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    19%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    30%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    17%
  • Parties? What parties?
    32%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 199 responses
  • Big Show
    39%
  • Big show and matador Night
    34%
  • Matador Night
    13%
  • I do not live on campus
    5%
  • White party Fall Semester thrown by ΣΧ
    3%
  • All
    3%
  • Halloween
    1%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 393 responses

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