California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is one of the largest universities in the United States. Every year, nearly 3,000 international students travel to CSUN to study and experience life in Southern California. Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, CSUN is only minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, famous coastal beaches, and the hub of the entertainment world.
Why study at CSUN?
- An amazing opportunity to explore Southern California, with its famous beaches, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Universal Studios, Disneyland and more. Students can also arrange weekend trips to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Diego and San Francisco!
- Wide range of exciting courses available - students can choose courses from more than 130 different majors!
- A diverse and multicultural community - CSUN students come from about 100 countries worldwide!
- CSUN’s spacious, park-like campus is bigger than Disneyland.
- CSUN has a fantastic campus life for students, with a Student Recreation Center and more than 250 student clubs.
- CSUN is one of the largest providers of English-language and college-preparation instruction in the United States.
CSUN is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). CSUN has been awarded 28 special accreditations in specific fields, as well as other notable distinctions:
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics as well as the Engineering and Computer Science ranked as one of the Best Business Schools by the Princeton Review, and is accredited by AACSB.
CSUN has also been ranked among the top 25 Film Schools by The Hollywood Reporter and among top Animation Schools in the US by Animation Career Review.
The most popular areas of study are business, tourism, communication and more creative studies such as music and theater. You can also study Engineering, Biology, Religion, Journalism, Japanese and much much more.
Student Life at Cal State Northridge
Sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, CSUN is a vibrant, diverse university with over 40,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff. The campus has state of the art buildings such as the Valley Performing Arts Center and Student Recreation Center.
CSUN facilities include the Oviatt Library, with approximately 1.4 million books and periodicals, computer labs, sports and athletic facilities, recreational centers, an on-campus bank, and a full-service student health center. There are also many shops, restaurants, and supermarkets in walking distance from the campus.
Throughout the year, CSUN offers hundreds of on-campus events, like concerts, theatrical performances, films, guest speakers, and sports competitions.
The majority of student housing is managed by the CSUN campus housing office which you can visit for more information regarding general housing questions. On-campus housing is available at the University Park Apartments, located at the north end of campus. Spacious two-bedroom apartments are fully furnished and have recreational facilities including swimming pools, a jogging track and basketball and sand volleyball courts. Computer labs are available to residents. In-room data connections also are available to residents who own their own computers.
Apply to CSUN
If you are interested in applying to CSUN, please contact our study advisors. They will help you with all your questions, application form and practical information.
Applicants must have completed Upper Secondary School and be at least 18 years old. Applicants must have achieved average grades from Upper Secondary School. Graduate students are accepted to the SAC program on a case by case basis.
For the SAC program CSUN can consider English grades from applicants' Upper Secondary School leaving certificate. If the applicant has not achieved the required English results on the certificate, s/he will be required to take an IELTS or TOEFL test.
For full bachelor's and master's degrees you will need to take an IELTS or TOEFL test.