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California State University-Northridge Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 7,012 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 129 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Big West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $166,666)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $112,474)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 97 128 - -
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 17 13 - Yes
Golf 11 10 - -
Soccer 36 35 - Yes
Softball - 21 - Yes
Tennis - 16 - -
Volleyball 28 19 - Yes
Water Polo - 27 Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.4%
Hispanic 28.9%
Non-resident alien 7.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 13.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 31.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 30
Liquor Law Violation 6
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 56
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jennifer from Pacoima, CA
  • 5
  • Living the dorm life at CSUN is just like people expect college to be. There are always parties, but students do make time to study individually, in small groups and…

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  • Estelle robinson
  • 5
  • Amazing. CSUN is known for having the most extravagant dorms in the CSU system. During my freshman year I lived in an apartment style dorm with three other roommates. We…

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  • Enrique from Juneau, Alaska
  • 4
  • The dorm life is amazing! Many of the students are friendly, engaging, and enjoy meeting new people. It's easy to make connections with anyone you meet, and the dorms are…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Alexis from Simi Valley, CA
  • I am a current student here

    There's a wide variety of food at CSUN to choose from, and I take advantage of that every so often. Everything is fresh, and ready to be eaten within minutes! Very affordable!

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  • 5
  • Miguel from Sun Valley, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Varied and budget friendly. If you only have a couple bucks, well there's something for you. Want a nice sit-in restaurant where you can have a solid lunch and a drink (alcoholic and soft drinks), well there's places on Reseda that are within walking distance of "that" class.

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  • 2
  • Nelson from Monterey Park, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Geronimos is really bad. Initially it may taste somewhat good, but when you consistently eat it everyday, it becomes really bad, so getting an apartment with a kitchen and cooking your own meals is probably better, but that's just my opinion.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I don't really know about on campus dining but there are all kinds of food options within walking distance like Chipotle, Habit, California Chicken Cafe, good boba, Wienerschnitzel, and a couple more restaurants.

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  • 5
  • Future Educator
  • I am a current student here

    The food is amazing, the workers genuinely make you feel like coming back to eat there. There's a wide selection of food and has something everyone will want. The same with where you want to eat. You can enjoy your food, under the warm sun, under the shade of a tree, at the duck pond, even the library.

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  • 4
  • Alias
  • I am a current student here

    A bit too pricy but what is cheap now-a-days. Use coupons! Burger King, Pollo Loco, Panda Express, Subway and many other dinners. Campus needs healthier options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Peter from Poway, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Again: Resulted in someone's death. How can this be good? I will say that I have met some decent folk apart of Frats and Sororities, but they are the exceptions to the rule.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie from Valencia, CA
  • I am a current student here

    It is really not like everyone thinks. We take grades really seriously and we always have something fun planned for everyone to do.

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  • 0
  • Erika from Ventura, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The school also offers numerous sororities and fraternities. During fall break, they all hold rush week, which gives anybody the opportunity to rush which is basically to mingle with the sororities or fraternities you wish to be a part of in hopes you receive bids afterward. A large percentage of our school population belongs to the Greek system and each person has their own experience, but they absolutely love it. You build lifelong connections and friendships.

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