California State University - Northridge: Statistics

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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
66%
Average SAT
1005
Average ACT
19
Aid receiving
87%
Undergraduates
34,916
Graduates
5,465
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
csun.edu

California State University - Northridge Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 66% 62% 69%
Applicants 27,765 12,039 15,726
Admissions 18,271 7,458 10,813
Freshmen enrolled full time 3,967 1,827 2,140
Freshmen enrolled part time 49 27 22

4,877 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

34,499 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
3,821 or 95%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 900
or below

75% of them
had 1110
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in California State University - Northridge are 900-1110 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
665 or 17%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 16
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in California State University - Northridge are 16-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 20221 (50%)
White 8713 (22%)
Asian 3592 (9%)
Nonresident Alien 2485 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 2296 (6%)
Black or African American 1830 (5%)
Two or more races 1156 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 53 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 17 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,855
Students receiving aid
87%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,742$7,176
Tuition in-state $5,742$7,176
Tuition out-of-state $17,622$16,680
Fee in-district $1,275$1,275
Fee in-state $1,275$1,275
Fee out-of-state $1,275$1,275

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,443
Combined charge for room and board $11,758
Room charge $7,316
Meal charge $4,442

California State University - Northridge Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Psychology, General 799 18
Business Administration and Management, General 691 40
Sociology, General 529 11
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 443 18
Radio and Television 396
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 366 23
Finance, General 379
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 376
Public Health, General 321 48
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 344
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 319
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 314
Art & Art Studies, General 296 8
Accounting 271 30
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 281 17
Public Administration 41 226
Mechanical Engineering 225 15
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 195 19
English Language and Literature, General 162 33
Political Science and Government, General 184 6
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 184 5
Social Work 184
Computer Science 160 12
Deaf Studies 153
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 90 60
Civil Engineering, General 141
Journalism 134
Economics, General 111
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 85 15
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 98
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 90
History, General 72 16
Music Performance, General 62 25
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 76 3
Education, General 74
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 73
Anthropology, General 64 5
Music, General 63
Mathematics, General 52 10
Hospitality Administration & Management, Other 46 12
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 53 2
Environmental Health 37 11
Computer Engineering, General 41 3
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 43
Chemistry, General 32 6
Geography 32 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 35
Spanish Language and Literature 17 17
Engineering & Industrial Management 4 29
Linguistics 22 10
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies 23 9
Music, Other 31
Physical Therapy & Therapist 30
Information Technology 29
Biochemistry 24 4
Taxation 28
Applied Behavior Analysis 27
Rehabilitation Science 27
Physics, General 18 7
Manufacturing Engineering 14 11
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer 24
Philosophy 23
Urban Studies & Affairs 21
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 21
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 19
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician 18
Geology & Earth Science, General 15 3
Nutrition Sciences 16
Athletic Training & Trainer 15
Curriculum and Instruction 15
Structural Engineering 14
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 13
Materials Engineering 12
African-American & Black Studies 11
Computer Software Engineering 11
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 11
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 10
Mathematics Teacher Education 10
Religion & Religious Studies 7
Asian-American Studies 7
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 7
Community College Administration 7
Playwriting and Screenwriting 6
Latin American Studies 5
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 5
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4
Fine & Studio Arts, General 4
Special Education and Teaching, Other 3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Jewish & Judaic Studies 1
French Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 9,024 1,575 40
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 55% 47% 61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 63%

Publications & Citations

Publications
7,263
Citations
185,571

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,750 / 37,901
Physics
1,302 / 29,870
Psychology
1,055 / 42,121
Engineering
1,010 / 21,954
Medicine
914 / 23,209
Chemistry
790 / 20,717
Environmental Science
780 / 26,817
Business
731 / 18,784
Biology
671 / 24,111
Computer Science
543 / 19,509
Materials Science
465 / 10,485
Sociology
420 / 8,972
Economics
420 / 8,166
Mathematics
404 / 18,786
Condensed Matter Physics
358 / 9,984
Social Psychology
341 / 12,582
Ecology
298 / 16,910
Art & Design
294 / 8,196
Political Science
264 / 4,594
Astrophysics and Astronomy
256 / 6,098
Child Psychology
255 / 12,415
Demography
246 / 7,265
Geology
202 / 4,177
Geography and Cartography
176 / 4,699
History
161 / 690
Education Majors
155 / 9,132
Health Science
151 / 3,211
Communications and Public Relations
150 / 4,195
Clinical Psychology
149 / 4,714
Optical Engineering
147 / 1,630
Math Teachers
147 / 5,342
Quantum and Particle physics
128 / 5,426
Finance
116 / 2,474
Gender Studies
115 / 2,553
Physical Therapy
107 / 3,287
Philosophy
104 / 203
Law
100 / 635
Investment Banking and Stock trading
95 / 1,034
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
89 / 1,537
Atomic and Molecular physics
88 / 1,860

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 77 707
1992 72 658
1993 70 656
1994 81 804
1995 90 829
1996 115 889
1997 111 982
1998 92 1140
1999 106 1358
2000 127 1478
2001 123 1745
2002 135 2081
2003 180 2823
2004 160 3217
2005 210 3742
2006 151 4432
2007 223 5392
2008 212 6258
2009 279 7522
2010 301 8817
2011 334 10300
2012 312 11936
2013 316 13255
2014 357 13949
2015 426 14583
2016 427 14777
2017 488 15628
2018 511 16512
2019 563 19575
2020 558 23079
2021 560 24709

California State University - Northridge alumni

  1. Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actormodelactor
    Biography

    Eva de la Caridad Méndez, known professionally as Eva Mendes, is an American actress, model and businesswoman. Her acting career began in the late 1990s, with a series of roles in films such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) and Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000).

  2. Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorrestaurateurbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Eva Jacqueline Longoria Bastón is an American actress, director and producer. After a number of guest roles on several television series, she was recognized for her portrayal of Isabella Braña on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, on which she starred from 2001 to 2003. She is most known for her role as Gabrielle Solis on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, which ran from 2004 to 2012, and for which she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She has also appeared in The Sentinel (2006), Over Her Dead Body (2008), For Greater Glory (2012), Frontera (2014), Lowriders (2016), and Overboard (2018). From 2015 to 2016, she starred as Ana Sofia Calderón on the short-lived NBC sitcom Telenovela, and was an executive producer for the Lifetime television series Devious Maids. She has also been an executive producer of social issue documentaries, including Food Chains and The Harvest.

  3. Alyson Hannigan

    Alyson Hannigan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Alyson Lee Hannigan is an American actress and television presenter. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), as Lily Aldrin in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014) for which she won a People's Choice Award in 2009, and as Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series (1999–2012). Since 2016, Hannigan has hosted the television show Penn & Teller: Fool Us. She also provides the voice of Claire Clancy in the Disney Junior animated series Fancy Nancy (2018–present).

  4. Phil Hartman

    Phil Hartman
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1948-1998 (aged 50)
    Enrolled in California State University - Northridge
    In 1972 studied graphic design
    Occupations
    comedianscreenwritergraphic designervoice actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Philip Edward Hartman was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic designer. Hartman was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and his family moved to the United States when he was ten years old. After graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands including Poco and America. In 1975, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings, where he helped Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances as Captain Carl on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse.

General info

Alternative names CSUN
Founded 1958
Motto Vox Veritas Vita
Voice, Truth, Life
Colors red, black, white
Academic Calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff 2,956
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, California, 91330
United States
City population 3,976,000
Phone 8186771200
Fax +1 (818) 677 3766

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