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 145 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

CSUN Physical Therapy is a great program with wonderful, caring, knowledgeable faculty!
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Everyone is very helpful toward your learning experience. Con: Affording tuition and everything is very expensive.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Excellent Faculty and a Very Supportive Environment
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Great program, competitive, was easy to find jobs and internships- expensive as 60 hours are required.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The School Psychology Program in CSU Northridge is NASP approved, and for this reason students in this program to be highly sought after, in the surrounding regions. The professors are available and willing to help; however, students must ask for assistance because as they say, "We are not here to hold you hand." They give the necessary support for students, while promoting individual autonomy. Students in higher levels also created a mentor program to help new students familiarize themselves with the requirements. Overall, the campus is safe because security escorts are available all throughout campus at night. CSUN also promotes a friendly environment, and fostering cultural competence is encouraged. The campus, as a whole, provides a warm friendly atmosphere of a small campus community, without losing the urban feel of the city of Los Angeles.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros- Academic Rigor, Cost of Program Cons-none, I love this school.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros to my graduate program is the part time aspect. We are allowed to work and have the opportunity to study as well ! Cons would be that we are offered no scholarships due to the fact that we are not full time students.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2013

This school provides a great academic setting for the working professional. Although the workload can become a bit overwhelming at times, it is very managable. But on the other hand, finanical aid department leaves alot to be desired. I have encounted many errors which has let me with an enormous balance, but I am determined to finish my program.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Professors are very helpful in giving you the experience within your field work and give you extra support to make sure your learning the right material to work after graduating their program.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012

The program has a high portion of quality instructors, many of whom are willing to share a research project. The workload is reasonable. Some classes are not at the graduate level - more like advanced undergraduate. A lot of the graduate students also did their undergraduate at CSUN, and have unreasonably low workload expectations. Teaching assistantships pay next to nothing and expect quite a bit of work. However, by far the worst part of the program is the complete failure of the administrators. I am trying to graduate, and no one can tell me the steps to follow. My department is helpful, and knows what I need to do for them, but in terms of forms, fees, and deadlines of those type, no one knows! I am a capable person with multiple jobs; many other alumni share my frustrations.
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