California State University-Northridge

Northridge, CA, USA
3.70 Average Rating

California State University-Northridge is a public university in Los Angeles and one of the largest single-campus universities in the nation. CSU Northridge encompasses nine colleges and schools conferring 68 bachelor’s degrees. Additionally, CSUN has been designated as an Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the National Center on Deafness. For students who wish to spend part of their university experience learning in another culture, CSUN participates in the California State University International Programs enabling travel to countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
46%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2018 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
88%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
26%
Submitting ACT
91%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 912
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
41,548
Total Number of Undergrads
36,917
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
10%
20-39 Students
59%
40-99 Students
24%
100+ Students
5%
0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
27:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$6,797
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,875
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,755
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,402
Books and Supplies
$1948

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,434
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
80%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,063
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,818

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
35%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,709
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,197
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$147
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
300
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Matadors
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Orange
San Diego
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
CSUN is a smaller university, but has a lot to offer and is close to home for many people. The advisers are always there to help and make sure you are on task and recommend programs to get into that help accelerate your graduation process. There are always events and giveaways going on that you can do whenever you are bored waiting for class.
Jennifer from Pacoima, CA
The perfect university in all aspects! Whether it be through sports, education, clubs, or connects, CSUN is guaranteed to get you ready for the real world, and you'll have fun doing it! In just one year, I have discovered my perfect school, and I'm proud to say I'm a Northridge Matador!
Estelle robinson
Cal State Northridge has a wide variety of clubs for students to be able participate. Their app is just amazing and I loved it! I really just enjoy the fact that they offer a wide variety of majors and students are able to decide from many great departments that offer the majors.
anon
Beautiful Campus.
Dedicated Professors.
Several places to study, relax, eat, or wind down.
Future Educator