51%

Acceptance Rate

$10,222

Avg.Financial Aid

001153

FAFSA Code

About California State University, Northridge

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

40,212

Website

https://www.csun.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a public type institution which has a vibrant campus located in the heart of San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, United States. The campus is over 356 acres and the university was established in the year 1958. It began as San Fernando Valley College in portable classrooms. 

The university was first founded as the Satellite Campus of CSU, Los Angeles. Later on, after being independent, the university changed its name as San Fernando Valley State College. The current name came to existence in 1972. The National Centre for Deafness was established in 1972 in the university. This center has since then been a blessing for deaf-students who wanted to complete their quality university education.

  • The university has been regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

  • The total student population of the university is 39,916 which includes 31,253 full-time and 8,663 part-time students.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 26:1.

  • CSUN acceptance rate is 48%.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 50%.

California State University-Northridge is a public university located in Northridge, CA. The university covers an area of 356 acres. The foundation of California State University-Northridge was laid down in the year 1958. The motto of the California State University-Northridge is Vox Veritas Vita (Latin) and its official colors are csun red and black. In addition to over 34,799 undergraduate students, CSUN also boasts of over 5,111 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 38,391 (Fall 2019). The school has a total of 2,139 (Fall 2019) academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. California State University-Northridge is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At CSUN around 51% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, 20% are white, and 9% are Asian. Further, around 79% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 55% of the students are females and 45% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 62 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Eva Mendes (Spokesperson, Businessperson), Paula Abdul (Television producer, Singer-songwriter), Alyson Hannigan (Actor), and Mia St. John (Businessperson, Model). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. CSUN offers a total of 258 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication), and APTA (American Physical Therapy Association). The total endowment of the California State University-Northridge is around $129 million (2020).

Location & Contact

Address

18111 Nordhoff St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8186771200
Fax:
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed California State University-Northridge at the 474th position among other national universities.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

30-Nov

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

51%

SAT Range

930 - 1130

ACT Range

16 - 22

Application Fee

$55

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to California State University-Northridge is easy and the students can make the most out of it. California State University-Northridge has 4 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $70, as part of the admission process at CSUN. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 910-1130, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to California State University-Northridge, must score 19 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 16 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330, or call (818) 677-1200.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$8,549

Average Annual Cost

$5,742

Books And Supplies

$2,002

Other Fees

$1,151

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,122

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,952

Total One Year Cost

$22,969

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to CSUN. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $32,015. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

26:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

81%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

49%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$267

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Psychology, General

846 Graduates

Sociology

657 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

604 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

477 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

448 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

382 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

343 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

335 Graduates

Marketing

327 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

296 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

285 Graduates

Biology, General

268 Graduates

Public Health

260 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

242 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

235 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

207 Graduates

Political Science and Government

188 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

183 Graduates

Journalism

181 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

177 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

158 Graduates

Music

121 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

120 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

104 Graduates

Economics

100 Graduates

Computer Science

95 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

95 Graduates

Civil Engineering

91 Graduates

History

87 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

76 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

63 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

59 Graduates

Public Administration

56 Graduates

Mathematics

49 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

41 Graduates

Anthropology

39 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

36 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

34 Graduates

Computer Engineering

33 Graduates

Manufacturing Engineering

28 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

24 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

23 Graduates

Philosophy

21 Graduates

Chemistry

18 Graduates

Construction Engineering Technologi...

18 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

17 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

15 Graduates

Physics

14 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

12 Graduates

Area Studies

10 Graduates

Engineering-Related Fields

8 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

35,051

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

54%

Full-time

84%

Part-time

16%

Students Gender

Male

46%

US National: 44%

Female

54%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

21% White

4% Unknown

5% Black

49% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

8% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

2%

Out Of State

97%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$64,055 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,848/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,224/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,224/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Matadors

School Colors

red, black, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

214

Total Female Athletes

246

Intramural Sports

8

Sports Club

1

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Track and Field

Volleyball

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Water Polo

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

No

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $11,328 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at CSUN costs around $4,224 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CSUN, campus safety and security features include campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 45% and 55%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$33,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$10,843

$27,899

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$113 - 290

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

83%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,222

Students Receiving Federal Grants

63%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,257

Students Receiving State Aid

76%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,261

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

60%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,816

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$13,103

$30K - $48K

$11,927

$48K - $75K

$7,824

$75K - $110K

$3,578

> $110K

$978

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$195,921,410

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$11,120,029

The financial aid department of California State University-Northridge helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,384, whereas the financial aid is $5,907. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,395 as well as institutional aid worth $5,907. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at CSUN based on students' financial needs add up to $195,921,410 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $11,120,029.

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