California State University-Northridge Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 144 respondents

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School Information

  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 41,548 (37,188 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 50% part-time, 50% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,835 in-state; $16,763 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

I had a wonderful experience at CSUN. Great courses and professors
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

California State University Northridge's Educational Psychology program is amazing. The real-world opportunities to develop your counseling skills are immeasurably valuable and well-organized. the staff and faculty are are friendly and make themselves available to the students as both resources and mentors. Beyond this, they are very professional and knowledgeable. California State University Northridge's Educational Psychology program comes highly recommended by this reviewer!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the mathematics program at Cal Northridge are that it is challenging, afforadable, and the schedule is flexible. The cons of the mathematics program at Cal State Northridge are that you don't get much support from peers and that the math department doesn't use much technology.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

I love CSUN's History graduate program although as with any graduate program there are admittedly some shortfalls. There is a lack of feeling of support from some faculty members yet there are indeed also faculty who are willing to support with the students in terms of academic support, providing scholarship opportunities, and extracurricular scholarly activities. Not much research internship opportunities offered by the school in comparison to other schools. Nonetheless they do host interesting lectures and have faculty that are very interested in their subjects. Overall I love the program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program are location, nationally accredited, supportive and experienced faculty, hands on training, and cost. There aren't really any cons.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

California State University Northridge is a good school, but improvement is need it.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The only con about my particular program is that its an off-campus program so I cant always access the things available to on campus students simply because of distance. Other than that I am more than satisfied with my program. My professors are kind, accessible and knowledgeable. This program has made me grow not only as a person but as a social worker. Its truly a beautiful program.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

This school is great!. The faculty is invested in your success. The campus is nice and so are the residential areas that surround it.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

The MPA Program is very arduous. It is refreshing to know the faculty care about us enough to challenge us and really give us an education that we deserve.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2015

This program offers flexibility and support for its students. There is a tremendous amount of variability between professors. Some give a lot of work, while others give only exams. For the most part, the instructors are very helpful and accessible to their students. I was worried that being in a distance program would mean I would miss out on the social interaction and camaraderie with other students, but we have made up for the distance by doing things like setting up online social groups and study sessions. The program takes a lot of time and discipline, but it's well worth the effort. The tuition is a a little high, and there are sometimes technical issues that can be stressful. Overall, it's a great program and I'm very happy to be a part of it.
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