Established in 1958, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a public university located in a northern suburb of Los Angeles. It is one of the largest universities in the 23-member California State University system with over 38,000 enrolled students and plays a vital role in the academic and economic prosperity of the state. The university contributes to California's economy, which is the 5th largest in the world, by supplying the region and state with highly skilled graduates and innovators.
There are over 140 degree programs offered at CSUN, spanning more than 70 subject areas and with over 8000 courses offered each semester.
Many programs are ranked among the top of their kind in the country. CSUN performs well in metrics including social mobility, value for money, and graduating women and minorities in STEM fields. CSUN also offers an internationally renowned Intensive English-language Program (IEP) which prepares students for successful university study and effective English communication.
The campus is located just outside of downtown Los Angeles in the heart of the iconic San Fernando Valley. With beautiful sunny weather year-round, it is a warm and pleasant place to live and study. The university is an ideal location from which to explore all the wonders of California and nearby states with just a short drive to some of the most beautiful coastline, mountains and national parks in the US.
The university campus continues to expand and rebuild by modernizing and updating its buildings with the latest equipment and learning technologies. CSUN's location close to Hollywood and Burbank studios lends itself to be one of the top film, TV and music schools in the country, and the campus is frequently used for movie scenes and television shoots.
CSUN students also benefit from studying in one of the largest employment markets in the world. Students graduate with the skills and knowledge to be successful in today's dynamic and competitive workplace.