The Summit program shared these points of pride about the University which help describe the depth and breadth of the University and its impact on the life of its students, the region and the nation.
With nearly 37,000 students, CSUN is the largest public university in California.
The College of Business and Economics is among the 10 largest accredited undergraduate business programs in the country and is rated by "The Princeton Review" as among the nation's best.
The National Science Foundation ranks Cal State Northridge 1st, 2nd and 5th among comprehensive universities nationally in preparing students who later earn research doctorate degrees in psychology, science and engineering, and biology, respectively.
CSUN ranks 10th in the U.S. in bachelor's degrees conferred to under-represented minority students.
CSUN is 5th in the nation and 1st in California for bachelor's degrees and 10th nationally for master's degrees awarded to Hispanic students.
CSUN's National Center on Deafness enrolls the largest number of deaf and hearing impaired students of any mainstream university in the U.S. In 2011 it won a prestigious $20 million grant for its work.
CSUN educates and credentials more teachers than the entire UC system combined.
One third of all managing partners of accounting firms in Southern California are CSUN alumni.
CSUN ranks 9th among all universities whose alumni serve as members of the California State Bar.
In the past three years, CSUN's Jazz "A" Band has twice been the only collegiate big band invited to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival, a CSUN senior film won "Best Student Film at the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase" at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and the Daily Sundial was ranked among the top 10 online collegiate newspapers.