California State University – Northridge: Ranking & Review

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Northridge Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 161 471
Top 3%

California State University - Northridge Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate58%54%61%
Applicants30,16513,52416,641
Admissions17,3917,32010,071
Enrolled undergraduates5,2272,3932,834
Enrolled total (including graduate students)41,31918,22923,090

20,127 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,112 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores4,777
Percent of students submitting SAT scores91%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
515
Math
500

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,256
Percent of students submitting ACT scores24%
ACT Composite
19
ACT English
18
ACT Math
19

California State University - Northridge Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $22,127 $34,007
Off-campus $26,299 $38,179
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,803 and other expenses per full academic year.

California State University - Northridge provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,260 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,742 $17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,133 $1,133
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $396
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,176 $16,680
Fees for full-time graduates $1,133 $1,133
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $396

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,550 102 1,652
Social Sciences 1,029 21 1,050
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1,008 40 1,048
Health Professions and Related Programs 699 195 28 922
Psychology 839 55 894
Education 283 299 12 594
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 56 507 563
Engineering 404 153 557
Visual and Performing Arts 425 98 523
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 477 23 500
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 343 343
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 290 34 324
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 215 17 232
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 183 42 225
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 190 5 195
English Language and Literature & Letters 146 42 188
History 86 18 104
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 26 72 98
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 56 18 74
Physical Sciences 46 18 64
Mathematics and Statistics 45 11 56
Philosophy and Religious Studies 23 23
Architecture and Related Services 14 14
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 2 2 4
Grand Total8,4211,7864010,247

A total of 8,421 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California State University - Northridge.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,826 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate51%45%57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 55%

General info

Alternative namesCSUN
Founded1958
MottoVox Veritas Vita
Voice, Truth, Life
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsred, black, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff3,024
Instructional FTE1,339
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitecsun.edu
Address18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, California, 91330
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone8186771200
Fax+1 (818) 677 3766

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