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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall a BA I would say is an entry level degree and if you plan on getting a better return on your investment in school I would plan to extent your education beyond that. As for undergrad, it is alot of trial and error if you do not have a parent who went to college or a mentor. They day you do not have to have a decided major before going and you dont but I stress within the first year to stratagize a plan and not to wait. As for Cal State LA, it is a commuter school so people go to class and go home. It is not a school to go to if you want a college life experience.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2015

During my time at California State University, Northridge I was able to really find a love for my field of study. The Kinesiology department is excellent and the professors are very knowledgeable. Although there were many great aspects of attending CSUN, I have to say that there were a few let downs. I personally found it difficult to meet with my adviser. They only allowed students to see them during their office hours, where you had to wait in line behind a number of other students. This made the meetings feel rushed, unorganized, and far from personal. I felt that I didn't receive the help and advice that would have made my college career excel. In addition to the lack of guidance, the staff tells you that if you want to go to graduate school for Physical therapy, that you should take the major "Kinesiology: Exercise Science." They say that this major will set you up for graduate school, but unfortunately, I found that far from the truth. Although I learned a lot about anatomy and physiology, the major did not provide nearly all of the classes necessary to apply for graduate school. This left me to take 5-10 classes after I graduated at a community college, which set me back a few years. Regardless of the lack of advising in my department, I found CSUN to be an excellent school! The campus was constantly active. There would be various events throughout the week that would make you want to stay on the grounds. For example, they would have a monthly farmers market, various vendors throughout the week, and activities during finals so that you could take a break from studying. They also have a newly built Student recreation center (gym) and what is known as the Oasis, which is a quiet area on campus filled with nap pods, meditation areas, zero gravity chairs and much more. CSUN is definitely improving and making the campus a one-stop-shop. I would highly recommend attending CSUN and partaking in some of the many student activities. As for the advising aspect, I believe that if you are forewarned, you can take your education into your own hands and find resources to help you succeed outside of your adviser! Good luck and enjoy your undergraduate experience!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2015

If you are looking to connect with the business field based in Los Angeles, California State University is a great place to start your journey! Finding great contacts in the industry as well as a great foundation of knowledge was just the right step to start my marketing career. I can not recomend more going with CSU Northridge. Go Matadors!

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Degree: Biological and Physical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2011

Good school with good prices. I Like all the professors. Everyone was very professional and had positive attitude. I am currently considering going back to school and continuing my education with Masters Degree. I also loved the campus and the tuition prices are very good for California.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2008

I have always been fascinated with Life Sciences throughout my student years in CSUN once I have come to realize that no other subject sparks my interest to learn more about it. I wanted to know how living organisms function and what they consist of. A cell, building block of life is where it all starts. It is such an exciting field of study and research. At that point in my life I have made the decision that I would like to be a part of it. Biology of cancer and biology of viruses classes in particular that I took as an undergrad helped me understand the importance of drug discovery and Biotechnology as a whole. Finding the cure for cancer and infectious diseases is just one of areas where Biotechnology comes into play but to me it is the most intriguing one because there are still a lot of black areas to uncover and critical scientific breakthroughs will have been reached in the near future. My first stepping stone was year 2008 when I received my Bachelors degree in Biology/minor in Chemistry from California State University Northridge. I believe CSUN Biology department has a good amount of instructors that are very knowledgeable in the subject and willing to help you in the learning process. CSUN name is very well known in California so getting a degree from there will definitely help you to get your foot in the door into the industry or decent grad/professional school in the future.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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