California State University-Northridge Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (33)
CSUN's CADV program is one of the best in the nation. The teachers teach at other big name universities as well as work directly in the field so they are extremely knowledgeable. As a full time working adult it can be hard to get the classes you need at the times that you're available. What I liked most here is the flexibility offered with night classes and online courses. There are a lot of resources for students to get the help that's needed to be successful, including computer labs, an oasis center, guidance counseling, etc.
CSUN was an amazing place for me to get my undergraduate degree. Surrounded by diversity on a supportive and inclusive campus allowed me to embrace cultural differences and recognize my role in creating equity in society. Working in Student Housing was a life changing experience that inspired me to work with high school students as a College and Career Prep Specialist. As a Deaf Studies major, I was able to fully immerse myself in Deaf Culture and learn ASL both in and out of the classroom. I've been teach ASL part time at local community colleges for the past three years.
I'm currently in my last semester at CSUN working towards my bachelor's degree with a Communication major and History minor. I've been absolutely thankful and overwhelmed with the positivity, opportunities and overall education CSUN's programs and its instructors have offered me. My next step following my academic career will be following through with their credential program to become a high school teacher by its end. Since I was young I've known this is the exact path I wanted to myself on and after years of study I'm finally here. CSUN has granted me the tools, motivation and information to follow and establish my dream.
California State University, Northridge has prepared me for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program I recently got accepted into. CSUN was an environment that shaped my student experience into a path that allowed me to grow as a researcher, educator, and future clinician as I made the transition from student to graduate student. I had professors who acted as mentors, I had research opportunities as I interned in the laboratories, and I had a well-structured curriculum in each class that made up the foundation of my future Physical Therapy career.
Most of the teachers involved in the sciences here are excellent teachers. Some times it is about finding the right teacher for the way you learn. The program requires a lot of dedication and hard work. The expectations of performance are high for all students. It is a very competitive field. To feel properly prepared for the outside world and jobs in this field, getting involved in research is very important. I recommend joining two research groups if possible. The real world jobs expect you to know your information and the real life application of it in a lab. The teachers are very helpful well asking them for help or advice.
Cal State Northridge was honestly a great school. Like any school, it highly depends on which department of study and which professors/advisors you go to that makes all the difference in your college experience. My best advice is to do your own research on what you are told by staff and always get multiple opinions. Happy studies!
Great school! Commuter school, but plenty to do if you make an effort to get involved. I was in a fraternity and an a cappella group and I have lifelong friends from those organizations. Nice campus and plenty of places to eat. Awesome new gym! I definitely miss college! Recommended.
They offer a multitude of opportunities to network and student services are abundant, wish I would have taken advantage of everything and anything of what they offered before I graduated. The hold workshops for resume building, mock interviews etc. They also hold contests where students launch their ideas to renown entrepreneurs and receive awards and funding. The Student Recreational Center has 2 pools, inside track, basketball courts, racquet ball courts, rock climbing wall and it is free to students; they also offer workout classes. Very diverse campus and cultural events are prevalent.
The Journalism program at CSUN, is truly the best. They not only teach you everything you need to know to get a job in the field, but they also go above and beyond to give you all the hands on training you need. During your tenure and after graduation all of your professors and counselors are still available to communicate with and help you greatly with your journey. Additionally, CSUN is much more affordable than other schools in the country.
The music program at CSU Northridge is one of the best that a public institution can offer in CA. It's Music therapy option - one of very few in the country - is highly selective. It's media composition option also has a successful track record of preparing it's graduates at a high level, and getting them into the industry. The jazz option has history of making highly successful performing jazz musicians, and boasts a nationally recognized Jazz A Band. The CSUN Wind Ensemble is it's flagship ensemble that has toured nationally and performed at many prestigious events. The variety of music options makes it a great place to network and meet future collaborators, whether they be other performers, or those studying to be music agents, events managers, hold corporate music positions, or music teachers.