Cluster Style Housing for Freshmen

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The Suites at University Park California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California
Students' experiences in campus housing are a key factor in supporting retention and engagement in the campus community;
Statistically significant results show that 1st year students living in the new cluster-style housing have higher academic, personal/emotional and overall adjustment scores on adaptation-to-college assessment;

CSU Northridge built a 400-bed facility specifically designed as freshman-engagement housing for a campus that previously had only apartment-style housing. Statistically significant results from a behavioral post-occupancy study show that, compared with campus apartment residents, 1st-year students living in the new cluster-style, freshman-engagement housing have higher Academic, Personal/Emotional, and Overall adjustment scores on an adaptation-to-college assessment.