California State University Northridge

Northridge, CA

California State University 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.

Website: www.csun.edu/

Public
Co-ed
35,552
Undergraduate
Students
(53.9%) 19,168 Women
(46.1%) 16,384 Men
4,364
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
48% of 32,913 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.24
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
19 average
16-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,972
Out-of-state: $34,852
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,888
Out-of-state: $18,768
Room and Board
$11,122
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$11,212
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$16,876
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
888
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 2% of classes
10-19 students: 12% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 27% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Northridge Population
61,993
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Matador
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.0% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
50.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
23.9% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students
8.8%
First-Year Students Returning
77.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
10.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
18111 Nordhoff Street
City, State, Zip
Northridge, CA 91330
Phone
(818) 677-3700
Fax
(818) 677-3766
E-mail
admissions.records@csun.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 32,913 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
4886 admitted students enrolled
Men
4070 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.24
3.75 and Above
 
3.50 - 3.74
 
3.25 - 3.49
 
3.00 - 3.24
72%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19 average
16-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,972
Out-of-state: $34,852
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,888
Out-of-state: $18,768
Room and Board
$11,122
Books and Supplies
$2,002
Other Expenses
$2,960
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financial.aid@csun.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001153
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,006 (90.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,775 (94.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,775 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$11,212
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,118 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,932
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,226 (32.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,674
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 672 (17.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
626 (14.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,511

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
23,508 (81.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
22,712 (96.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
22,712 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$18,771
Need-Based Gift
Received by 19,387 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,656
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,754 (42.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,094
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5,219 (23.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4,877 (16.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,988

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$16,876
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
888
Part-Time Faculty
1,237
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
21%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 2% of classes
10-19 students: 12% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 27% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 49% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Physical Therapy, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entertainment Management
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Location and Setting


Northridge Population
61,993
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
356 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in North Hollywood
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Chatsworth

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
 
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Matador
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Soccer     x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf    
Soccer    
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
35,552
Women
19,168 (53.9%)
Men
16,384 (46.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
28,969
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.0% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
50.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
23.9% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students.
8.8%
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
4,364

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
10.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
36.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
50.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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