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California State University - Northridge

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkC+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityB- Extra CurricularsA
SafetyB-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Female
SAT1030
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Useful Schoolwork
C+
Highest Rating
Educational Quality
A+
She rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Aug 30 2007
Major: Perfomance Arts (This Major's Salary over time)
So far, my time at CSUN as a Cinema and Television Arts major has been very enjoyable. Coming from out-of-state, many people thought I was crazy going to a lesser-known university in California, but I'm having a better college experience than most of my peers back home.

I know a lot of other CSUN students don't like this school. The term "college is what you make of it" applies here in more ways than one. If you are attending this school, you MUST live on campus to experience the social life in full. One of the biggest complaints about CSUN is the fact that it is a "commuter school" and many of the students who commute just want to rush through class and go home without ever saying "Hi". Dorm life is 100 times better, as there are parties and social events almost every week. The student body itself is very diverse racially and socially and, if you keep searching, you will meet others who share your interests.

The campus, while gorgeous and always active, is quite large, with the dorms being a half a mile from the classrooms. Good advice would be to have a car so you don't have to walk for 15 minutes in the scorching valley heat.

I would definitely recomend CSUN to any film student who doesn't want to waste their money or time trying to get into more pompous universities like UCLA or USC but still have a UCLA-quality education (not to mention easy access to Hollywood and thus easy access to internships). The best part about the film program here is how it's more than just the generic Film Theory courses you get at the UCs; you actually start directing your own projects by sophomore year. No BS here, just straight up film education.

To sum things up, CSUN is basically a hidden gem as far as California colleges go. If you give it a chance, you will find it enjoyable. If not, transfer somewhere else and cut the crap.

     
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questionHello, i'm sorry to bother you but i plan on attending CSUN spring semeste 2008. i was actually admitted for fall 2007 but i'm currently attending another institution. i also plan to major in film (i've in college for quit some years.) anyways, i'm worried about my chances of living on campus. i called last week to see how far in line i am,and there's like 300 people that are ahead of me. was it hard for you to get a dorm or did you have to wait for quit some time?
questionHi im from out of state too am i am into the film program. I want to go to this school because it's one of the cheapest schools with my interest in tv/film. I will probably get in cuz i have 3.6 gpa 4.1 weighted, but my biggest concern is will this school help you find a job, and what are the internships like? hope ou can help
questionHi i'm an incoming freshman fall semester of 08. i'm coming straight from high school and i'm worried about the social life. i also plan on majoring film/communications. i'm from orange county so its going to be weird going from a huge scene to a school with little social life since it is a commuter school. any comments on your experience at csun?
questionI am also looking to go to CSUN in the winter 2009 semester and will live on campus, thanks to your advice. I am from Canada and have been through 3 years of Broadcasting and Film at a community college here. I am wondering, I have been to the campus. It is quite far away from most attrations in LA. What is there to do around the campus? My second question, is what about jobs after graduation. Would you say that students who graduate gets jobs in the industry?
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