California State University Northridge

NORTHRIDGE, USA

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, California State University at Northridge is located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, north of the famous Hollywood Studios and is part of the California State Universities network. It ranks among the 50 largest universities in the USA.

Something very special is the huge campus of the CSUN, which the students like to use as a place to stay even in their free time and therefore exudes the typical American college charm. It has also served as a film location for various film productions.

The CSUN also offers international students very good study opportunities. The offers in the fields of business administration, communication, film or engineering are particularly exciting, to name just a few. We placed students for semesters abroad, language courses and entire bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at California State University Northridge.

The mass of students is very multicultural and colorfully mixed, but still a single large community in which one feels comfortable.

  • Website der California State University Northridge

University facts

Year of foundation: 1958

Type of university: State university

Number of Students: Total 41000, 37000 Undergraduate, 4000 Postgraduate, International 4000

Accreditations:

  • WSCUC (WASC Senior Association of Schools and Colleges)
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Academic year:

The academic year at California State University Northridge is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • Academic Gap Year
  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • MBA
  • language courses

The Semester at CSUN semester program enables its participants to freely select courses across semesters and departments from all university courses in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered at California State University Northridge for a period of one or two semesters. Under certain circumstances, you can have your achievements credited to your home university after consultation.

As the final authority, the professors on site decide on admission to the individual courses based on the available places in the courses and the individual previous knowledge of the applicants.

  • Semesterprogramm der California State University Northridge

Fees

  • Fall Semester 2022

Tuition

6900,00 USD

Application Fee

300,00 USD

The tuition fees include the attendance of 12 bachelor units or 9 graduate units, which usually corresponds to four courses. Additional units can be booked for a current price of US$ 340 per unit.

  • Tuition at California State University Northridge

Financing options

One of several financing options for a semester abroad in the USA is the Auslands-BAföG. An application can be worthwhile, because eligible students will have part of the tuition fees (maximum EUR 4600) waived. There are also additional grants for travel expenses, health insurance and living expenses.

University-specific scholarships:

  • Instagram-Takeover-Stipendium der California State University Northridge

Requirements

Applicants for the Semester at CSUN Program must have a high school diploma and have a working knowledge of English. These are proven based on a minimum number of points in a standardized language test such as the IELTS or TOEFL. Alternatively, the DAAD test is also accepted.

In some cases, the CSUN can even waive an English test completely if students study partly in English. It is sufficient if at least two specialist courses in English have been taken and passed.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate Postgraduate
DAAD language test B2 level in all areas B2 level in all areas
Duolingo 95 105
IELTS 6.0 6.5
Proof of English as the language of instruction at least 2 passed specialist courses at least 2 passed specialist courses
TOEFL (internet-based) 61 79

The language certificate cannot be submitted later.

  • California State University Northridge Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Central American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Television Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
  • Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Sector Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
  • Bachelor of Music in Music
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Compter Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Languages and Cultures
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning
  • Minor Engineering Management
  • Minor in African Studies
  • Minor in American Indian Studies
  • Minor in Anthroplogy
  • Minor in Apparel Design and Merchandising
  • Minor in Armenian
  • Minor in Art
  • Minor in Asian American Studies
  • Minor in Asian Studies
  • Minor in Astrophysics
  • Minor in Biology
  • Minor in Biotechnology
  • Minor in Broadcast
  • Minor in Business Law
  • Minor in Business Systems
  • Minor in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Minor in Central American Studies
  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Minor in Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Minor in Child-Care Administration
  • Minor in Composition / Commercial and Media Writing
  • Minor in Construction Management
  • Minor in Creative Writing
  • Minor in Dance
  • Minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Minor in Electrical Engineering
  • Minor in Entertainment Media Management
  • Minor in Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Minor in Exercise Science
  • Minor in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Minor in Family Sciences
  • Minor in Finance
  • Minor in Financial Analysis
  • Minor in Financial Planning
  • Minor in Food Sciences
  • Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Minor in Geographic Information Science
  • Minor in Geographic Information Science
  • Minor in Geography
  • Minor in Geology
  • Minor in Geophysics
  • Minor in Global Supply Chain Management
  • Minor in Information Systems
  • Minor in Information Technology
  • Minor in Insurance
  • Minor in Interior Design
  • Minor in Italian
  • Minor in Japanese
  • Minor in Jazz Studies
  • Minor in Jewish Studies
  • Minor in Linguistics
  • Minor in Literature
  • Minor in Management
  • Minor in Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Minor in Marine Biology
  • Minor in Marketing
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Minor in Media Theory and Criticism
  • Minor in Microbiology
  • Minor in Multimedia Production
  • Minor in Music Education
  • Minor in Music Industry Studies
  • Minor in Music Therapy
  • Minor in Professional Accountancy
  • Minor in Public Relations
  • Minor in Quality Management and Assurance
  • Minor in Real Estate
  • Minor in Religious Studies
  • Minor in Screenwriting
  • Minor in Spanish-Language Journalism
  • Minor in Sport Studies
  • Minor in Systems and Operations Management
  • Minor in Urban Studies and Planning
  • Minor in Vocal Arts

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Arts in Anthropology – General Anthropology
  • Master of Arts in Anthropology – Public Archaeology
  • Master of Arts in Art Education
  • Master of Arts in Art History
  • Master of Arts in Chicano/a Studies
  • Master of Arts in Cinema & Television Arts – Screenwriting
  • Master of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Master of Arts in Education – Development, Learning, & Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Education – Early Childhood Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Education – Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration – Higher Education
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration – K-12
  • Master of Arts in English – Creative Writing
  • Master of Arts in English – Literature
  • Master of Arts in English – Rhetoric / Composition
  • Master of Arts in Geography – GIS Program
  • Master of Arts in Geography – Standard Program
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in Mass Communications – Journalism
  • Master of Arts in Music Industry Administration
  • Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Master of Arts in Psychology – Behavioral Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology – Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology – General Experimental Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology – Human Factors and Applied Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Special Education – Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Master of Arts in Special Education – Early Childhood Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Special Education – Educational Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Special Education – Mild / Moderate Disabilities
  • Master of Arts in Special Education – Moderate / Severe Disabilities
  • Master of Arts in TESL
  • Master of Arts in Theatre
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts
  • Master of Knowledge Management
  • Master of Music in Composition
  • Master of Music in Conducting
  • Master of Music in Performance
  • Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Sector Management
  • Master of Public Administration in Performance / Productivity
  • Master of Public Administration in Public Policy Analysis
  • Master of Public Administration in Public Sector Management / Leader
  • Master of Public Administration in Urban Studies & Planning
  • Master of Public Health in Health Education
  • Master of Science in Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Assistive Technology Engineering
  • Master of Science in Assistive Technology Studies & Human Services
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Communicative Disorders & Sciences
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Counseling – Career Counseling
  • Master of Science in Counseling – College Counseling and Student Services
  • Master of Science in Counseling – Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Master of Science in Counseling – School Counseling
  • Master of Science in Counseling – School Psychology
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Management
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Manufacturing Systems
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Materials
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Mechanical
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Software
  • Master of Science in Engineering – Structural
  • Master of Science in Environmental & Occupational Health – Industrial Hygiene
  • Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science – Apparel Design / Merchandising
  • Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science – Consumer Affairs
  • Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science – Family Studies
  • Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science – Interior Design
  • Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science – Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Master of Science in Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology – Adapted Physical Activity
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology – Biomechanics
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology – Dance
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology – Exercise Physiology
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology – Motor Behavior
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology – Pedagogy in Physical Education
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology – Sport Studies
  • Master of Science in Mathematics – Applied Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Master of Science in Taxation
  • Master of Science in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management – Recreational Sport Management
  • Master of Science in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management – Tourism Management
  • Master of Social Work

Campus

The campus of California State University Northridge, which is usually divided into a northern and a southern section for better understanding, is located in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles.

Among other things, it has a botanical garden and a historic orange grove from the 1920s. Also impressive is the huge Delmar T. Oviatt Library, which has everything a student needs to study.

Within half an hour you can be in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Universal Studios, on the Pacific Ocean beach, Santa Monica or in downtown LA. There are also various shops and restaurants on campus and in the surrounding area.

  • Campusplan der California State University Northridge

Housing

International students at California State University at Northridge typically live on campus.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus

Northridge

Northridge has a population of 84,000 and is located in northwest California’s San Fernando Valley. There are several ways to spend your free time: The Northridge Fashion Center shopping mile has already made a name for itself nationwide, and those who prefer to do something in nature can visit the botanical gardens. If that’s not enough, you can simply make the approximately 35-kilometer trip to Los Angeles.

The beaches in the area (Malibu Beach, Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach…) also offer great leisure and sports activities such as surfing, beach volleyball and much more.

California State University Northridge