California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA

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.

Tuition & Fees

$6,977

$18,857

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
38%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
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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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 4707
ACT 0400

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 38,391
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: 3,999,759), 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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
38%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%

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

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

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

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

David Dufault-Hunter
Director of Admissions
P: 818 677-3700
F: 818 677-3766
admissions.records@csun.edu

Financial Aid

$19,235

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Room & board $16,188
Additional fees $1,235
Books & supplies $2,058
Total $25,223
Average Financial Aid - $19,235
Total with Avg. Aid $5,988
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 818 677-4085
F: 818 677-7887
financial.aid@csun.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Linda Brignoni
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
financial.aid@csun.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

hockey

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, team handball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

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Athletic Directors

Mike Izzi (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Ashlie Kite (women's)
email

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Matadors
School colors
red, black, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Art
Asian American Studies
Audiology
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
Diverse Community Development Leadership
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Educational Therapy
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
English
Environmental/Occupational Health
Family/Consumer Sciences
French
Genetic Counseling
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
Geology
German
Health Administration
Health Science
Higher Education Leadership
History
Hospitality
Human Nutrition
Humanities
Information Systems
Instructional Design
Interdisciplinary Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Knowledge Management
Languages/Cultures
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Mass Communication
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Jewish Studies
Multicultural Education
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Professional Accountancy
Psychological Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Archaeology
Public Health
Public Sector Management
Real Estate
Recreation
Recreation Administration
Recreation Management
Religious Studies
Screenwriting
Secondary Curriculum/Instruction
Secondary English Education
Secondary Mathematics Education
Secondary Science Education
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Special Major
Structural Engineering
Taxation
Teaching English as a Second Language
Theatre
Theatre Arts
Tourism
Tourism/Hospitality/Recreation Management
Urban Planning
Urban Studies/Planning
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

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 Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
52%
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

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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

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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