Wall Street Journal Names CSUN No. 2 Public University in California, No. 12 in Nation

Students walking up the steps of the University Library.

Photo by Lee Choo.

California State University, Northridge is the No. 2 public university in California and the No. 12 public university in the nation, according to the Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.  ranking. (Subscription required.) 

CSUN was the top-rated CSU and trailed only UC Berkeley in California.

The rankings identified CSUN as the nation’s fifth-best university for social mobility and No. 20 for student experience.

CSUN benefited from a change in methodology that put greater emphasis on student outcomes, including a college’s contribution to student success.

The WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. ranking was developed in collaboration with research partners College Pulse and Statista.

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