About California State University-Northridge

Founded in 1958, California State University-Northridge. is a Public college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 35,756 full time undergraduate students, and 4,160 full time graduate students.

The California State University-Northridge Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 26:1. There are 925 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California State University-Northridge include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate48%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range800-1030
ACT Range16-23

Admissions at CSUN are considered More Selective, with ,106% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at California State University-Northridge.

California State University-Northridge REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    251 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    233 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    340 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    348 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    348 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    347 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    353 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    350 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of California State University-Northridge?

154 Students rated California State University-Northridge

Elijah - 05/17/2022

I enjoy California State University-Northridge. It is a pretty big campus, but the facilities are always nicely kept and student life is great. I would like to note that campus food there is not always accessible, and they seem to end early and don't give students who have night classes a chance to eat there after class. Also, parking there can be challenging, and the prices to pay for parking there seem really high. Other than that, it is a pretty good university.

Idaly - 12/15/2021

CSUN has provided me opportunities I never had access to. My personal favorite is the access to academic improvement resources. Across campus, we have centers for research, essay and writing skill development, as well as focused areas of learning. It emphasizes academics without sacrificing personal lives of students.

Dagoberto - 07/14/2021

So far it is well and a bit more organized than my last university. The organization of the administration has been extremely well to me when it has come to getting prepared for the credential program. My only problem is that it may take some time to receive vital information but that id due to short staff because of the pandemic.

Jessica - 01/21/2021

Good services for hard-hearing and deaf people. Great advisors to meet every student's needs and academic goals. I really like how CSUN able to handle the safety of every CSUN member during 2020. Their library is a great place to study, relax, talk to people and other good things for us.

California State University-Northridge FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at California State University-Northridge?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California State University-Northridge is 48%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Go for some place that you will be happy.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates tend to be funny, intelligent (for the most part), diverse, considerate, helpful, and goal oriented.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    CSUN tries to push for eco-friendliness, has many events to promote social connection between fellow Matadors that may be new or want to meet new people, the campus itself is generally well kept and clean, and overall its administration and staff are helpful; however trying to get the desired schedule when signing up for a semester is not possible until one has many units under their belt so always make sure to make a second and third back up schedules.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    there happens to be nothing about my school that might be bad, because everything is in good order, yet the only thing is as said earlier the lines that cause frustruation but that is basically it, other than that my school is in good standing!

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    Its a commuter school but when everyone is around its a great feel.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    i dont know

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The campus, the amazing professors and the state of the art equipment that our school has. The combination of these things provide us with the best education possible that will halp prepare us for our future.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have know how quickly classes become closed and you dont have a chance to sign up for it.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I believe everyone should attend school, however without a healthy motivation, one will not get too far.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone can attend CSUN-from highschool graduates to working adults that want to complete their education. I had classmates that turned down scholarships from other colleges/universities in order to attend CSUN. Why pay more for a great quality education, when you don't have to. In the end, it only matters what you do and how you apply the things you learned in school.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Some professors are rude, when you are trying to learn the whole college experience.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The Best University in the Valley.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    All my professors know my name because I am active and sit in front of the class. There are many professors that know everyone's name in the class. My favorite class is my marketing class. My professor is very intelligent. He teaches at both CSUN and UCLA and has awesome marketing knowledge and experience. My least favorite is geology just because I am not a big science person. I have taken SO many interesting classes, but a really interesting one I took my freshman year was Music in Film. I learned a lot in my class that made me appreciate the work that goes into making a film. I love my major and my department is also very helpful with guiding their students. CSUN believes in getting job experience it is a requirement in my major that I have an internship. The internship at the school is so helpful! He helped me get my internship this summer at NBCUniversal.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about CSUN is the hands on learning experience that you get while attending school. CSUN's business school focuses on team work because that is how the business world is currently, which is very effective and useful. I would like there to be a stronger alumni network. CSUN is the perfect size! You get the University feel when you are walking around, I truly love it. I spend most of my time at the business school and Arbor Grill.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I haven't really heard any stereotypes about the school as a whole, but there are various things happening with various groups of people.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There is very awesome gym (they call it the SRC), and also the library is the place to go during school hours. The school is like a city, there are so many stuff that you will find your activity.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Great campus and their involvement in the community.

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  19. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    NO! There are so many things to do here, especially if you are part of the greek system. There are tons of students who always want to have a good time.

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  20. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    There are a lot of stereotypes about CSUN and CSUN students, and some of them may actually be true. As for precisely what, I can't recall any right now.

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  21. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    Oviatt Library!!!! By far the best choice, with 5 floors, one being underground( more for classes) but 4 floors made just for study, filled with every book,media,picture you need. Study tables, private study rooms for two or more with huge chalk boards or dry boards made perfectly for group studying or meetings. Its amazing, the service is great, if you forgot to bring your book, they have a reserved section that allows you to check out a book for a couple hours to get the work done. AMAZING.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

35,756

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,160

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

97%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

12

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

8%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
46%
% White or Caucasian
22%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

83% of students attending California State University-Northridge receive some sort of financial aid. 63% were awarded federal grants. While 35% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,747

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,600

Books and Supplies

$10,272

Room and Board

29,619

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$4,197
$30 - $48K
$5,324
$48 - $75K
$9,503
$75 - $110K
$13,896
$110K & UP
$16,113

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