California State University-Northridge Reviews

  • 163 Reviews
  • Northridge (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,857
84% of 163 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 163 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/18/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
La Toya Watkins
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"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."
Melani Hairapetian
  • Reviewed: 11/7/2017
  • Degree: Management
"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."
Female graduate, age 26
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I thought my college was amazing. I would suggest all future students to get involved with activities on campus, and spend a few hours a day studying in order go keep their grades up."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"The program elucidates on many of the practical tools that one can use upon entering the work force. The school emphasizes team work so if you wish to get experience in this area, this would suit you. Also, the professors have years of experience in multiple areas of business which would prove useful in obtaining multiple perspectives."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Csun is a great school with lots to offer. It has a good reputation and is very affordable. I was able to graduate debt free"
Jessica Lazo
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2017
  • Degree: Child Development
"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."
Ada Saei
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"The only problem with CSUN is that programs go in freeze, then the program becomes absolite. Now, I have to worry how to pay those loans and there's really no one to help you financially. My last semester, I will have to pay 2500 out of my pocket for my last class."
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
Judith Ware
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"The Master of Public Health Program is a gratifying experience, where you are comfortable to learn, grow and advance among a community of like-minded students and professor. The professors in this program are memorable, as they will go above and beyond to make sure every student completely understands each course. This program will expose all of your greatness and your will naturally become a leader for change. The entire program, from the administration, to the professors, to the student are all positively working together. Ultimately, this program motivates, creates, encourages, builds and strengthens student to change a growing society."
Mescal Wasilewski
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
"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."
Kelly L.
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"After attending California State University, Northridge (CSUN) , I felt well prepared for entering the workforce. I was able to focus my degree on my area of interest. Furthermore, the writing skills and interpersonal communication skills that I developed while attending CSUN will assist me throughout my career. In addition, as an alumni I am still receiving support and guidance from the factually that goes beyond any expectation that I had. I recommend CSUN to all future students."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I like csun but not the msw program. Go to another college if you want to get your msw program. They are not honest when it comes to the job market for social workers."
Male Graduate, Age 39
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Great school in a great community. Close to L.A. and everything fun. School is really investing in improvement in education and infrastructure."
Yury Kapralau
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Currently, I am pursuing my Masters of Science in Health Administration at California State University, Northridge. Prior to the program, I had no healthcare experience or background, and they still accepted me into the program. It's rare to find programs like that. Also, within the first semester of the program, I was able to learn the basics of the U.S. Healthcare system. It is a challenging program, but worth every minute you put into it. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking into pursuing a Masters in Health Administration."
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Criminology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
Abigail Arias
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."