California State University - Northridge Rankings

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In the World#383 of 14178
In North America#160 of 2629
In the United States#137 of 2528
In California#15 of 252
In Los Angeles#3 of 33

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
59%
Average SAT
1020
Average ACT
19
Aid receiving
86%
Undergraduates
34,799
Graduates
5,111
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
csun.edu

California State University - Northridge Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate59%55%63%
Applicants30,66113,46317,198
Admissions18,1947,43010,764
Freshmen enrolled full time4,7572,0392,718
Freshmen enrolled part time351619

20,249 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,506 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
4,501 or 94%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 910
or below

75% of them
had 1130
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in California State University - Northridge are 910-1130 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,019 or 21%
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

Hispanic19461 (49%)
White8550 (21%)
Asian3739 (9%)
Nonresident Alien2764 (7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown2274 (6%)
Black or African American1862 (5%)
Two or more races1178 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander42 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native18 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,462
Students receiving aid
86%

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$1,235$1,235
Fee in-state$1,235$1,235
Fee out-of-state$1,235$1,235

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,303
Combined charge for room and board$11,278
Room charge$7,054
Meal charge$4,224

California State University - Northridge Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Psychology, General87927
Business Administration and Management, General63744
Sociology53810
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General47925
Radio and Television399
Marketing & Marketing Management, General388
Speech Communication and Rhetoric34926
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies359
Public Health, General27080
Finance, General349
Early Childhood Education and Teaching348
Biology & Biological Sciences, General29725
Public Administration31263
Accounting24736
Art & Art Studies, General26813
Health & Health Care Administration & Management24020
Mechanical Engineering22419
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General20919
Political Science and Government, General1769
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General12459
English Language and Literature, General13431
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies163
Journalism156
Social Work154
Computer Science12024
Deaf Studies132
Electrical and Electronics Engineering9231
History, General8824
Education, General102
Economics, General96
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services96
Civil Engineering, General90
Computer and Information Sciences, Other87
Educational Leadership and Administration, General861
Music Performance, General6022
Music, General73
Environmental Health5216
Hospitality Administration & Management, Other5012
Mathematics, General4612
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General495
Anthropology531
Information Technology54
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse53
Computer Engineering, General377
Geography403
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist40
Taxation37
Spanish Language and Literature259
Physics, General1715
Biochemistry247
Chemistry, General265
Special Education and Teaching, General30
Engineering & Industrial Management226
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American & Chicano Studies208
Applied Behavior Analysis28
Manufacturing Engineering1413
Music, Other27
Linguistics215
Geology & Earth Science, General1510
Physical Therapy & Therapist25
Urban Studies & Affairs23
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer23
Philosophy23
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration23
Structural Engineering21
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor17
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other15
Construction Engineering Technology & Technician15
Athletic Training & Trainer15
Humanities & Humanistic Studies213
African-American & Black Studies13
City & Urban, Community and Regional Planning13
Religion & Religious Studies11
Materials Engineering10
Community College Education10
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General9
Playwriting and Screenwriting9
Nutrition Sciences8
Fine & Studio Arts, General7
Geographic Information Science and Cartography6
Computer Software Engineering6
Asian-American Studies5
Latin American Studies4
French Language and Literature3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General1
Jewish & Judaic Studies1
Business Teacher Education1
Rehabilitation Science1
Grand Total8,8661,69536
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate55%48%61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 65%

Publications & Citations

Publications
7,884
Citations
199,672

Publication count by topic

Psychology
1,204
Physics
691
Biology
678
Mathematics
552
Computer science
496
Medicine
448
Chemistry
439
Sociology
430
Materials science
422
Business
290
Political science
265
Economics
264
Geology
237
Engineering
196
History
176
Geography
161
Art
122
Philosophy
105
Environmental science
98

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology4959,113
History519480
Mathematics53027,353
Psychology58037,219
Business6119,353
Economics6229,803
Political science6222,618
Art636231
Geography6963,763
Philosophy747249
Geology7604,681
Physics82513,789
Biology113324,403
Computer science11658,724
Environmental science14062,076
Medicine14329,251
Materials science14667,929
Engineering14662,413
Chemistry17019,233

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199062533
199169664
199267632
199359582
199470763
199580772
199689798
199791876
1998781036
1999961192
20001111271
20011021468
20021261750
20031622323
20041372583
20051903018
20061423762
20072044717
20081865475
20092576585
20102527714
20112969058
201227110544
201329111715
201431912319
201539012764
201639412916
201743213539
201844813199
201952516235
202048618329

General info

Alternative namesCSUN
Founded1958
WikipediaCalifornia State University, Northridge
MottoVox Veritas Vita
Voice, Truth, Life
Colorsred, black, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff2,995
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, California, 91330
United States
City population3,976,000
Phone8186771200
Fax+1 (818) 677 3766

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