Curiosities about California State University – Northridge

California State University – Northridge is in one of the global centers of technology development and touristic places known worldwide. With strong representativity in financial market, if California was a country, it would be the 5th biggest economy in the world, with a GDP of 2.7 billion dollars – even more than the United Kingdom’s.

Since 1952, CSUN has been conquering great merits and being a reference in education. Thinking about it, we decided to highlight some curiosities about our partner university. Check them out below!


1.The number of programs offered by the university is huge, as well as the faculty qualification

CSUN has 134 bachelor programs and 70 special Master programs. Eight faculty members won the respected Guggenheim Fellowships for research and creative activities, and 59 won Fulbright awards, for research conduction or teaching abroad. For sure, learning from these professors is an amazing experience.


2. Probably you have already seen CSUN in the movies

The university has such a modern architecture and is located 30 minutes far from Hollywood, what makes the campus a stage for cinematographic and television productions. For example, American Idol, Arrested Development, Chuck, Dexter, My Name Is Earl, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, Commander-in-chief, Van Wilder, Six Feet Under, Battlestar Galactica, Legally Blonde 2 and more!


3. Previous alumni graduated at California State University, Northridge

A lot of people that you don’t even imagine graduated at the most popular university in California! Such as: Helen Hunt, Alyson Hannigan, Linda Lingle and many more. Check below some personalities:


4. CSUN invests in social causes in the Education field

The university holds a National Center on Deafness, which since 1972 has the objective of supporting the campus’ deaf students and being an academic orientation space, offering sign language interpreting and technologic devices. In 2008, approximately 200 deaf students were supported. Also, CSUN hosts the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.



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