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CSUN, one of the nation’s largest single-campus universities, encourages students to combine academic pursuits with hands-on experience.

Founded in 1958, California State University, Northridge is a vibrant and global community located on 356-acres in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. One of the nation’s largest single-campus universities, CSUN encourages students to combine academic pursuits with hands-on experience. It also serves as the intellectual, economic and cultural heart of the Valley and beyond. Alumni include California Teachers of the Year as well as 2012's national Teacher of the Year, Grammy Award winners, public officials, nationally-recognized newscasters and a space shuttle astronaut. Their success reflects the hard work of CSUN students and the ongoing dedication of faculty and staff.

Living in the Community

The many extracurricular activities available at Cal State Northridge make this educational metropolis a student-friendly place that provides a feeling of community and supports students' academic goals.

The many extracurricular activities available at Cal State Northridge make this educational metropolis a student-friendly place that provides a feeling of community and supports students' academic goals. CSUN students choose from a variety of opportunities to make college life meaningful and memorable, including service as peer mentors, tutors or educators. CSUN also offers more than 200 clubs and organizations, and the chance to start new groups. Students can use internships to expand learning, gain job experience and enlarge or focus career interests. Residence hall communities immerse students in their academic fields, while volunteer activities enable them to give back to the community. With such opportunities, students easily find their niche at CSUN and acquire a solid foundation for the future.