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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
$7,316 / year
Poll
49%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 1,269 responses
Poll
50%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 457 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
$4,506 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 804 responses
  • Sub Way
    16%
  • The Arbor Grill.
    14%
  • Farmers Market
    11%
  • The pub
    10%
  • The Market
    9%
  • Sierra center
    8%
  • Fruits
    7%
64%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 349 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A
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 261 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.
    14%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

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Safety

Safety
grade B
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. 323 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 203 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    53%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    35%
  • 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 268 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 528 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    3%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    33%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    55%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    9%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Volleyball, WaterPolo

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, Film Society, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Newspaper, Radio Station, Student Government, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Musical Theater, Music Ensembles, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 302 responses
  • Matador nigt
    23%
  • The Big Show
    17%
  • Last day of school
    14%
  • Events planned by my major department
    10%
  • Welcome Back Week
    9%
  • Carnival
    8%
  • First day of school
    7%

Scholarship

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 361 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    2%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    18%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    29%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    17%
  • Parties? What parties?
    33%
Poll
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 245 responses
  • Big Show
    34%
  • Big show and matador Night
    31%
  • Matador Night
    13%
  • I do not live on campus
    12%
  • Graduation
    2%
  • White party Fall Semester thrown by ΣΧ
    2%
  • All
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 439 responses

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