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California State University Northridge


Replies to: California State University Northridge

  • blucrooblucroo Registered User Posts: 829 Member
    OP: We live in between CSULB and CSUF. Both are a better choice than Northridge for any type of campus life and I would definitely say Long Beach is the most "college-like" of the 3. LB is a nice area, close to the beach with a lot more young people around. It was ranked one of the "best values" in USNWR a few years back. It is very much like a big university, not quite at the UC level, but clearly up there! There are some excellent undergrad and grad programs, great sport teams, EC's etc. Much less a party school than SDSU, tho having said that, all colleges are party schools. If she really wants a campus like environment, Chico or Humbult (way up north) are non-communter campuses. Good luck.
  • HSisOverratedHSisOverrated Registered User Posts: 392 Member
    SDSU has a ~50% acceptance rate but might be a tad harder to get into if you're out of state.

    I live RIGHT NEXT to CS San Marcos, and I'll tell you it definitely isn't a good program if you are aiming for liberal studies. They have an ok teaching program, but it's mostly inhabited by part-timers.

    I definitely would not recommend enrollment if you are coming from the East coast, especially when there are a billion different better alternatives.

    SDSU is a MAJOR party school. It puts the party in party, seriously. UCSB is another big party school, but has a solid liberal studies program.

    CSLB is nice, but a really really crummy area. I suggest you consider some of the UC schools, namely UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis.

    It would be a lot easier to recommend if we new stats...but...
  • silentsnowbunnysilentsnowbunny Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Can i get some advice too??

    Hi I am a junior and I am very interested in the tv cinematic arts program @ northridge, plus it's so much CHEAPER than all the other schools out there and it seems like it is a pretty decent program. But I don't know if I should go because I reside in MD and my GPA is 3.6 and weighted 4.1.
    I don't really want to direct films or write them but I want to work on a T.V crew on a show or work on a movie set or something, or do something in visual effects, or stuff that helps the creative director achieve his vision. Or i might want to do the buisnesss side of things like market films or work in tv programming/ tv management.

    ANY advice on what I should do? I just want a school that has good internships or programs to help me get in the door and secure me a job. ANY other programs out there as CHEAP as northridge?

    I don't really want to go that far for school, but thats where the internships are; i have looked @ schools like ithaca, syracuse, temple but they all cost way too much, I am low income but even with financial aid i don't wanna pay that much!!!

    My other option in state is university maryland baltimore (UMBC), they have media studies, but i don't know if it'll get me any where.

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