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Tuition & Fees

$6,582

$17,742

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
23%
400-499
47%
300-399
22%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
24%
400-499
43%
300-399
23%
200-299
2%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
27

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 34,444
Declined + 21,593
Total Received 56,037
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Public

36,917

undergraduate students

4,631

graduate students

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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 41,548
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)

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Northridge, CA

356-acre, urban campus in Northridge (Los Angeles population: 3,844,307), 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

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
23%
400-499
47%
300-399
22%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
24%
400-499
43%
300-399
23%
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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 34,444
Declined + 21,593
Total Received 56,037

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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Admissions Contact

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $87,778,495
State $106,107,815
Institutional $2,035,100
Other external
Total $195,921,410

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,871,973
Other external $943,946
Total $6,815,919

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
Educational Leadership
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
Knowledge Management
Languages/Cultures
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Mass Communication
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Jewish Studies
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Sector Management
Recreation
Recreation Administration
Religious Studies
Screenwriting
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Major
Theatre
Urban Studies/Planning
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

89%

36,917
students

Female
54%
19,851

Male
46%
17,066

Graduate

11%

4,631
students

Female
63%
2,913

Male
37%
1,718

undergraduateFull-time

81%

30,115
students

Female
55%
16,492

Male
45%
13,623

undergraduatePart-time

19%

6,802
students

Female
50%
3,359

Male
50%
3,443

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
44%
Hispanic/Latino
23%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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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