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California State University Northridge

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Quick facts:

  • One of the largest public universities in California
  • Shorter programs designed for International students
  • Rated one of the best business schools in the world by Princeton

International students usually struggle to find the right university in the USA for various reasons such as SATs requirements, English proficiency, tuitions and fees … Fortunately, CSUN is one of the few public Universities in America to offer international students entry without requiring the SATs test. This comes together with dedicated programs for international students including English and short academic courses. To top it off, CSUN is one of the cheapest public universities in California !

CSUN International Students Welcome

CSUN welcomes international students from around the world. We wish you great success and look forward to seeing you soon here at CSU

Study a Bachelor in Los Angeles

CSUN is located in the heart of Los Angeles, famous for its legendary entertainment industry, growing technology sector and a huge business community, LA boasts a bit of everything! As a Public University, it is an affordable option in one of the most loved coastal cities in the world. In 2013–2014, CSUN was ranked #1 by Open Doors out of U.S. universities that offer master programmes in terms of the number of international students enrolled, so you can be comfortable knowing you’re guaranteed a good experience as an international student.

Courses and Specialities

With a huge selection of courses, from 133 Bachelor disciplines and 84 Master’s degree options, there is something for everyone, including doctorate programs in Educational leadership and Physical Therapy. They also offer a ‘Semester at CSUN’ program, allowing students to enrol for one semester or one year, integrating with degree seeking students. You can also take a year long ‘Intensive English Program’, preparing you for entry into American Universities and for job opportunities.

In terms of the Business programs, CSUN have been in the Princeton Review’s list of ‘Best Business Schools’ for more than 5 years. These courses range from Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance and more.

As you might expect from being located near the hub of the world’s entertainment industry, Hollywood Reporter voted their Music and Film programs among the top 25 in the country. Here you can study Cinema and Television Arts, Music, Screenwriting and Theatre.

Living and Studying in California, Northridge

Northridge is based in central LA, about 30 km from central Hollywood and Santa Monica. This puts you minutes away from the world famous beaches and entertainment industry, making it the perfect place to relax or explore.

There is also plenty to do on campus, and you can study within the modern, 21st century facilities using the latest technology. The campus is full of life, with 40,000 students (over 3,500 international students), affordable restaurants, and a range of activities and facilities. These include a Student Union, a Recreation Centre, a Library, a Health Centre and a Performing Arts Centre.  There are over 325 student clubs and organisations with intramural and club sports, meaning there is plenty to do for every student no matter what their interests are.

Applying to CSUN

Prospective undergraduate applicants must complete an application form, provide official school transcripts translated from their native language to English, letters of recommendation, a personal statement covering why they want to study at CSUN, and verified IELTS scores to a standard of 6.5. CSUN also recognizes a 61 or above on the TOEFL exam and Study Experience is happy to help candidates complete their application or recommend a certified transcript translator.

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