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