About Our Campus

Originally founded in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College, then renamed in 1972 to California State University, Northridge, the campus has seen its share of growth and development. Beginning with a 165-acre site purchased for $6,000 an acre, the campus has grown to 353 acres with 91 facilities on-site.

CSUN Statistics at a Glance
Year Founded1958
Total Acreage353
Number of Facilities91
Total Square Footage7,362,074 GSF
Average Age of Facilities27.1 years
Facility ListView/Download Facility List
Campus MapView/Download Campus Map
Campus Master Plan MapView/Download Master Plan Map
Facility BookComing Soon
Further Historical References
Campus Time Line, "The Early Years: San Fernando Valley State College" - The Los Angeles TimesRead More
Video of CSUN and its history. - CSUNRead More
Collection of Historical photos of the campus and members - PinterestRead More