California State University - Northridge

Northridge, CA

Brief Description

Situated on a 356-acre urban campus in the heart of Los Angeles' Northridge neighborhood within the world-famous San Fernando Valley, California State University – Northridge is the third largest comprehensive public institution in the state university system with a total enrollment of over 38,000 students. Consistently recognized in the top 25 of master's universities based on the size of its large foreign student population, CSUN is currently ranked as the 60th best college and 19th top public school in the West by the U.S. News and World Report.

Since being established in 1952 as the Los Angeles State College in Baldwin Hills, Cal State Northridge has grown into a major regional institution with the second highest number of students who later earn doctoral degrees in the United States. Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), CSUN offers 134 bachelor's degree, 70 master's degree, three doctoral, and 24 teaching certification programs. Among the most popular majors are accounting, music, computer science, cinema, Chicano studies, television, and business.

Along with more than 200 recognized student organizations, Cal State Northridge is home to 20 fraternities and seven sororities for vibrant Greek life. Furthermore, the CSUN Matadors field 16 varsity sports teams for intercollegiate competition in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. Some of the most notable former Matadors include entertainer Paula Abdul, musician Mark Balderas, filmmaker Joan Chen, actor Morris Chestnut, actor Richard Dreyfuss, actress Jenna Elfman, actress Alyson Hannigan, actress Helen Hunt, comedian Cheech Marin, and trainer Jillian Michaels.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 22553

Total institution enrollment: 29066

School type: 4-year public

School classification: Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Campus Location

Main Address

California State University - Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330


(818) 677-1200


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 42%

Female undergraduate population: 58%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

Afro American / Black Studies
Arts And Design
Asian American Studies
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Business Teacher Education Vocational
Chemistry General
Communication Disorders General
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences General
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Drama / Theater Arts General
Earth And Planetary Sciences
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Education General
Engineering General
English Language And Literature General
Environmental Health
Fine / Studio Arts
French Language And Literature
German Language And Literature
Health Professions And Related Sciences
Hispanic American Studies
History General
Home Economics General
Humanities / Humanistic Studies
Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Music General
Music General Performance
Nursing Other
Parks Recreation And Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physical Therapy General
Physics General
Political Science And Government General
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Psychology General
Public Administration
Public Health General
Radio And Television Broadcasting
Religion / Religious Studies
Spanish Language And Literature
Special Education General
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Urban Affairs / Studies