California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA

California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$8,554

$14,098

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
41%
400-499
38%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
43%
400-499
34%
300-399
7%

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

27

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,180
Declined 12,457
Total Received 30,637
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Public

34,633

undergraduate students

3,758

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 38,391
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational

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356-acre, urban campus in Northridge (Los Angeles population: 3,999,759), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Burbank Bob Hope

California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge
91330

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Late-night transport/escort service

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
41%
400-499
38%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
43%
400-499
34%
300-399
7%

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.37

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,180
Declined 12,457
Total Received 30,637

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

geographical residence
state residency

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball

Club Sports Men

Bowling, Ice hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Table tennis

Club Sports Women

Bowling, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian-American Studies
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Construction Management
Deaf Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Health
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Medical Physics
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Science/Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

38,391

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

34,633
students

Female
55%
18,948

Male
45%
15,685

10%

3,758
students

Female
65%
2,449

Male
35%
1,309

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

29,275
students

Female
56%
16,293

Male
44%
12,982

16%

5,358
students

Female
50%
2,655

Male
50%
2,703

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 15%
Student 5 year graduation rate 29%
Student 6 year graduation rate 12%

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
51%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

5,998

Transfer students enrolled

16%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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