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Study at California State University Northridge

California State University, Northridge, also known as CSUN, was founded in 1958 under the name San Fernando Valley State College. It attained university status in 1972, and in the same year, adopted its current name. CSUN offers more than 60 bachelor's degree programs and over 40 master's degrees. The current Enrolment figures of CSUN are over 30, 000. Courses are taught in 9 colleges:
  • Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication
  • College of Business and Economics
  • Michael D. Eisner College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Health and Human Development
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning
CSUN ranks among America's Best Colleges, and the sports teams are referred to as the Matadors. There are over 18 sports teams including the basketball, golf, soccer, cross country, swimming, track and field, baseball and volleyball teams.

Profile of California State University NorthridgeCal State Northridge is located in a large city, in Northridge, California. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Cal State Northridge top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study art studies and liberal arts.

Cal State Northridge Selectivity

The admissions department at Cal State Northridge does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 400 to 520 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 530 or higher on the math SAT.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Cal State Northridge offers classes to 35, 446 students (28, 579 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school.

Student Life
Students sports include formal participation in Big West Conference competitions.

Cal State Northridge Tuition and AffordabilityTuition is fairly low at the school.

Cal State Northridge Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 954liberal arts and sciences, sociology, English, speech and rhetoric, history, political science, interdisciplinary studies, economics, . . .
Business and Management1, 383business management, accounting
Education and Teaching949educational administration, early childhood education, school Counselling, education, special ed
Therapy and Counselling637psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy, genetic Counselling
Media436radio and television, journalism, communication studies
Family and Social Work351family and consumer science, public administration, social work
Engineering311electrical engineering, engineering management, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, engineering
Science257biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, geology, biophysics
Art Studies224art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy188health and physical education, parks and recreation studies
Computer Science and Engineering169computer science, information technology, computer engineering
Music110music performance, music
Medical Support and Technology106health service and sciences
Drama and Performing Arts55drama, playwriting and screenwriting
Medical administration50environmental health, health care administration
Religion and Philosophy30philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine20registered nursing
Medicine20public health
Fine Arts5fine arts
Engineering Technician2construction engineering tech
Contact: Cal State NorthridgeCalifornia State University Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St

Northridge, California 91330

General Phone: (818) 677-1200


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