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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2017

California State University, Northridge is a good school but specifically the College of Health & Human Development has an excellent Health Administration/Management program where there are Professors who teach the courses that have graduated from prestigious educational institutions. To name a few USC & UCLA who give back and come to teach for unrepresented groups. This program also provides executive guest lectures from health care industry players. Which is good for the students to to ask them questions that will professionally prepare them with the necessary tools to succeed in Health Administration! And also the program is very much involved in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and other professional networks. I highly recommend this CSUN and would definitely attend there again.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2017

From the first day that I entered the school I had a positive feeling about the school. The faculties were professional and knowledgeable . I really enjoyed my two years at CSUN. Staffs were friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this university for Business and Accounting majors.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 2014

I had a wonderful experience in Cal State Northridge, it was close to my house so i had a very easy commute. The professors are very knowledgeable in the field and they allow for many networking opportunities depending on the path we choose to take. Classes were very straightforward and professors are very upfront with what they expect from their students.

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Degree: Social Work, Other
Graduation Year: 2017

I received my bachelors in social welfare and social justice in 2017. I lived very close to campus so that was great parking was as expected crazy. However, my professors were all great and showed an interest in wanting to help students who were motivated. There was plenty of resources that would accommodate your needs such as having plenty of office hours for those who need more time with their professors, free printing, financial services and more. There are also a lot of campus activities and clubs/organizations you can join if you don't live close by or if you dorm. What I really enjoyed about the campus was the diversity and how much the school and peers were so welcoming to all new incoming students.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2013

I had a great experience at Northridge. Having gone back to get my Bachelor's degree at 41, it was imperative that I find a school that accommodated an atypical college lifestyle. I had a full time job while in school and my focus was on furthering my education in order to fulfill my career goals. I felt like the professors and administration at Northridge make everything about the school experience adaptable to any stage of life.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2011

Currently I'm attending CSUN and planing to graduate in the spring of 2020. The school is extremely helpful in finding a job and to connect you with alumni that hold executive positions at the company that students want to apply. Also, the networking opportunities thru social events, alumni meetups, and career center assist interested students in finding new jobs or change their careers.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

I started attending California State University of Northridge in 2011 and completed my Bachelor's degree in 2013. I was a Cinema and Television Arts major (Media Theory & Criticism) and I initially chose Northridge because it was a more affordable option than the surrounding film programs in Southern California. Tucked away in the San Fernando Valley, about 20 miles away from central Los Angeles, the school has an understated but beautiful quality to it. The campus is clean, traffic is relatively light, and the living is in a more economical price range. The campus includes some nice new amenities as well, like a massive sports and recreational complex, a large visual performing arts center, an orange grove, and a large accessible library. My uncle, a fellow CSUN alumni, once said that "Northridge lets you be a student- they leave you to your own devices...", and it's true. Northridge is not an overbearing institution; the curriculum and faculty allows for students to pursue interests or activities alongside their education. There is little to no pretense and the administration has a healthy respect for students and their need to balance life and work with their educational obligations. Administrators strive to make students save on an education as much as they can by fighting to keep costs down with tuition and fees. It is a diverse school that has made a concerted effort in reaching out to minority demographics since well before the start of recent national conversations. The school had a higher acceptance rate at the time I applied (76%) that has since gone down (to 46%), and it still maintains one of the most diverse student bodies. The curriculum itself, was not the most challenging and professors tended to grade easy. A lot of the professors in my major, were working professionals who had commitments outside of teaching. The pro to this was that oftentimes, the professors were pragmatic, sympathetic to working students and their busy schedules, and they offered better pieces of advice in preparing for the work place. The con to this, was that there were times when the education may have felt incomplete or truncated. At times, there was also a desire for a more challenging syllabus. That being said, Northridge is a school where one can work close to full time and tackle a full load of credits, and come out with a good GPA. It worked for me because I needed a Bachelor's degree and I needed to work. I do not believe I could have accomplished this at too many other schools but I am thankful for my time at CSUN, if not a little frustrated with the lack of name recognition that has partially impacted a career in Entertainment. If you wish to pursue a career in post-production, CSUN is a great fit. If you wish to pursue a career in screenwriting, or production and development, I would advise pursuing a program somewhere else with stronger internship connections. Overall, it was a great option for a working class student and will hopefully continue to be.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Criminology
Graduation Year: 2012

CSUN did not prepare students with what we can really do with out degrees once we graduated. It was a hit or miss with professors. Some were great but those were directly related to the Sociology part of the degree. The Criminology classes that were required were half asked to say the least. Some professors would show up to class when they wanted to or cancel class constantly. I had one professor who had us watch only videos in class then write on one page what it was about. The worst part about it wasn't that I did not learn anything, but it was not even related to the class. I would say I had one or two professors that actually seemed to care about teaching their students. I tried changing my major due to the lack in education that I felt I was receiving, however they would not allow it due to the fact I did not have too much left before graduating. Now I am stuck with paying a loan for an education I am dissatisfied with.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2011

If you want to go to a school that has professors which teaching is their focus and not their own research , apply to California State University, Northridge (CSUN). In comparison to more prestigious institutions in California such as in the University of California school system, professors are burdened by the pressures of producing research or grants from their respected institutions. Yes, this pressure does occur in the California State University system but much less. Overall, my education at CSUN has propelled me to gain an acceptance to UCSF School of Dentistry and I am grateful to CSUN.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011

CSUN is a great school with so many undergraduate and graduate programs. Professors were of great help and they relate to you, they are with you all the way. As a student you need to seek help and you will get it, they have all the resources. I spent four years working on my bachelors' degree and I have a double major. There are ways where you can work it out to graduate in four years with a minor or a second degree. Overall, I love CSUN, is a wonderful school.

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