California State University Northridge (CSUN) - General Information

General Information

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California State University Northridge is located in Northridge, California, in between the 101 and 118 freeways. Surrounding neighborhoods include Woodland Hills, Reseda, and Canoga Park.

The university was founded as a satellite campus of California State University Los Angeles in 1952, but it became independent in 1958. The name of California State University Northridge was adopted in 1972.


California State University Northridge provides more than 130 degrees for undergraduates and graduates. It also offers PhDs as well.

With more than 40,000 students, CSUN is considered one of the largest comprehensive universities in California, in terms of enrollment.

Student Housing

The CSUN Housing department provides on-campus housing to its students. However, due to the flexibility and affordability, many students still opt to live in Northridge apartments close to school, or other cities around such as Canoga Park, Tarzana, Winnetka and Reseda.

In all of these areas, transportation to and from the school is quite convenient. There are a few public transportation options that make it simple for students to travel to and from apartments near CSUN and the campus.

CSUN Housing department advises students to be careful when renting an apartment. Make sure to follow all legal processes and remember that you're responsible for your own safety!