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California State University, Northridge

Campus Profile

CSU NorthridgeCalifornia State University, Northridge (CSUN) is located in Southern California and has a campus enrollment of 39,000 students. Located in the San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles, CSUN is an academically competitive institution known for its excellent programs and outstanding instructors. Serving more than 42,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an academic impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students' economic and social well-being. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts one of the largest international student populations of any university in the United States. .

Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence, and student success.

CSUN offers many opportunities to enrich the lives of their students both on and around the campus.

Below are samples of what this campus offers:       To learn more about CSUN, click on the link below.                         
- Student Life                                                            -Video: CSUN Overview
Clubs and Organizations         
Community Involvement           
Outdoor Adventures
Sports and Recreation (with Aquatic Program)

Information for Exchange Students

Campus Information 
  • Academic calendar dates: Click on this link to view the most recent calendar under "Quick Links" or visit the campus website.
  • Campus-based fees charged to student: Fees for some courses, depending on the course, may be charged (e.g. lab fees). 
    The majority of lecture courses will not require additional fees. Fee amounts and fees charged are subject to change.
  • Campus health insurance charged to student: $1,200 
  • Housing: Click on this link to view campus housing information.
  • Transportation: Click on this link to view information about transportation.
Admission Criteria
  • Minimum English proficiency score requirements: Click on this link to view.
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) to apply: 2.00 (based on 4.0 scale) or equivalent.

Impacted (Closed) and Restricted (Limited) Subject Areas

Impacted (Closed) Subject Areas which are not available to exchange students: Nursing (NURS); Radiological Sciences (HSCI).

Restricted (Limited) Subject Areas where limited places are available and are highly competitive: Currently, there are no restricted subject areas.

Impacted and restricted subject areas are subject to change at any time.