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Tuition

$2,841

$19,473

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,947
Declined + 11,956
Total Received 30,903
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  27

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration
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School Facts

California State at Northridge, founded in 1958, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 353-acre campus is located in the San Fernando Valley, 15 miles from Los Angeles.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 38,310
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4707
ACT 0400

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Public

33,398

undergraduate students

4,912

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
26%
400-499
46%
300-399
21%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
41%
300-399
20%
200-299
2%
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Northridge, CA

356-acre, urban campus in Northridge (Los Angeles population: 3,819,702), 20 miles from Los Angeles; branch campus in Ventura. Major airports serve Los Angeles; bus serves North Hollywood (10 miles); train serves Chatsworth (four miles). Public transportation serves campus.

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
5%
500-599
26%
400-499
46%
300-399
21%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
41%
300-399
20%
200-299
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,947
Declined + 11,956
Total Received 30,903

Admissions Contact

Eric Forbes
Director of Admissions
P: 818 677-3700
F: 818 677-3766
admissions.records@csun.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $69,694,726
State $86,509,962
Institutional $1,661,091
Other external
Total $157,865,779

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,598,816
Other external $818,101
Total $2,416,917

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Matadors
School colors
red, black, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Asian American Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Physics
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chicana/Chicano Studies
Chicano/Chicana Studies
Child Development
Cinema/Television Arts
Civil Engineering
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Management Technology
Counseling
Deaf Studies
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
English
Environmental/Occupational Health
Family/Consumer Sciences
French
Genetic Counseling
Geography
Geology
German
Health Administration
Health Science
History
Humanities
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Languages/Cultures
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Mass Communication
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Jewish Studies
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Sector Management
Recreation
Recreation Administration
Religious Studies
Screenwriting
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Major
Theatre
Urban Studies/Planning
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

87%

33,398
students

Female
55%
18,205

Male
45%
15,193

Graduate

13%

4,912
students

Female
63%
3,085

Male
37%
1,827

undergraduateFull-time

83%

27,993
students

Female
56%
15,424

Male
44%
12,569

undergraduatePart-time

17%

5,405
students

Female
52%
2,781

Male
48%
2,624

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
40%
Hispanic/Latino
26%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Spring: August 31

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Counseling services

  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

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