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California State University: Northridge

Northridge, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

18111 Nordhoff St

Northridge, CA 91330-0001

www.csun.edu

Admission Office

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8207

(818) 677-3700

Fax : (818) 677-3766

admissions.records@csun.edu

Contact : David Dufault-Hunter

Director of Admissions and Records

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4707

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : November 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 55.0%

Total undergraduates : 34,633

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 4,792

Average financial aid package : $12,035.00

In-State Tuition : $6,992.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $18,872.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

University center in Ventura.

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Mar 1

Regular application due: Nov 30

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 15

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Nov 30

College will notify student of transfer decision by : Mar 1

Transfer priority application date : Oct 1

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 27 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 55.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 80.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 19.0%
Social Sciences : 11.0%
Psychology : 10.0%
Health Professions : 9.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Parks And Recreation : 6.0%
Engineering : 5.0%
English : 5.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology B
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting M
Banking and Financial Support Services B
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance, General M
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B M
Management Information Systems, General B
Management Science B M
Marketing Research M
Real Estate B
Taxation M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism B M
Journalism B M
Speech Communication and Rhetoric M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B M

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Bilingual and Multilingual Education M
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments B M
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented M
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Elementary Education and Teaching M
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching M
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Secondary Education and Teaching M
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education M
Special Education and Teaching, General M

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General M
Chemical Engineering B M
Civil Engineering, General B M
Computer Engineering, General B M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B M
Engineering Mechanics B M
Engineering, General B M
Materials Engineering B M
Mechanical Engineering B M
Systems Engineering M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B
English Language and Literature, General B M
English Literature (British and Commonwealth) B
Rhetoric and Composition B M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General B
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences B
Child Care and Support Services Management B
Family and Community Services B
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General B M
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General B
Housing and Human Environments, General B
Human Development and Family Studies, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Comparative Literature B
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Linguistics B M
Spanish Language and Literature B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer M
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Music Therapy/Therapist M
Public Health, General M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B M
Mathematics, General B M
Statistics, General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B M
Geology/Earth Science, General B M
Geophysics and Seismology B
Physics, General B M
Planetary Astronomy and Science B

Psychology
Educational Psychology M
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics, General B
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies/Affairs B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B M
Art/Art Studies, General B M
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics B M
Commercial and Advertising Art B
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B M
Drawing B M
Jewelry Arts B M
Music History, Literature, and Theory B M
Music Performance, General B M
Music Theory and Composition B M
Music, General B M
Painting B M
Printmaking B M
Sculpture B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

723 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : anthropology museum, art botanical gardens, urban archives center, observatory, map library, center for the study of cancer and developmental biology, planetarium

Geographic Location : 20 miles from Los Angeles

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 34,633

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 4,792

Degree-seeking undergrads : 34,633

Graduate enrollment : 4,146

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 23

Part Time students : 15.0%

Percentage of males : 45.0%

Percentage of females : 55.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 5.0%

Asian : 9.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 52.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 20.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 7.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : Daily Sundial

Student Newspaper URL : sundial.csun.edu

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Matadors

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

NCAA Division I

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Economically disadvantaged students services

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Handball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ice Hockey

Men's Intramural

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Sailing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Skiing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $55.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 30,637

Admitted : 18,180

Enrolled : 4,792

Somewhat selective 59.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Geographical Residence

State Residency

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

SAT scores can be used to meet English/Math proficiency requirements.

A note from the college

Index using high school GPA and test scores, and completion of subject requirements. In-state applicants should rank in top third of class; out-of-state in the top sixth.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.00 - 3.24 : 80.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 20.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 15.0%

500 - 599 : 42.0%

400 - 499 : 38.0%

300 - 399 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 12.0%

500 - 599 : 44.0%

400 - 499 : 34.0%

300 - 399 : 8.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: CSU Northridge grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students who present scores of three or better will be granted up to six semester units (nine quarter units) of college credit.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

1

0

Academic Electives

1

0

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Science Lab

2

0

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 94.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 21.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

450 - 260

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

460 - 570

ACT Composite

16 - 22


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 141

All

Art History

3

6

ART 110

All

Biology

3

6

BIOL 106 & 107

Other

Calculus AB

3

3

MATH 103

All

4

5

MATH 150A

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MATH 150A

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

3

MATH 103

All

4

5

MATH 150A

All

Chemistry

3

6

CHEM 100

All

4

6

CHEM 101/L

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

CHIN 201 & 202

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

6

POLS 156

All

Computer Science A

3

6*

--

All

4

6

COMP 110/L

All

Computer Science Principles

3

6

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

ENGL 115

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENGL 255

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

6

HIST 150 & 151

All

French Language and Culture

3

6*

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

6*

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 107

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6*

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

JAPN 201 & 202

All

Latin

3

6*

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 161

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 160

All

Music Theory

3

6

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 100A/AL

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHYS 100B/BL

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHYS 220B/BL

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHYS 220A/AL

All

Psychology

3

3*

PSY 150

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6*

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6*

--

All

Statistics

3

4

MATH 140

All

United States Government and Politics

3

6

--

All

United States History

3

6

HIST 270 & 271

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIST 110 & 111

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

99

--

American Literature

99

--

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

99

--

Biology

99

--

Calculus with Elementary Functions

48

3

Chemistry

48

3

College Algebra

99

--

English Literature

99

--

French I

99

--

French II

99

--

German I

99

--

German II

99

--

History of United States I

99

--

History of United States II

99

--

Human Growth and Development

99

--

Information Systems and Computer Applications

99

--

Introduction to Educational Psychology

99

--

Introductory Business Law

99

--

Introductory Psychology

99

--

Introductory Sociology

99

--

Principles of Macroeconomics

99

--

Principles of Management

99

--

Principles of Marketing

99

--

Principles of Microeconomics

99

--

Spanish I

99

--

Spanish II

99

--

Western Civilization I

99

--

Western Civilization II

99

--

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 69.0%

% of loans / jobs : 31.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 85.0%

% Judged to have need : 97.0%

% that were offered aid : 97.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $12,035.00

Avg non need-based aid : $2,163.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $11,658.00

Avg need-based loan : $5,094.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Linda Brignoni

Financial aid office phone : (818) 677-4085

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): --

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $396.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Deferred payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$6,992.00

$6,992.00

$6,992.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$18,872.00

$18,872.00

$18,872.00

Room and board:

$11,662.00

$16,188.00

--

Books and supplies:

$2,058.00

$2,058.00

$2,058.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,838.00

$3,282.00

$2,964.00

Transportation expenses:

--

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$24,550.00

$28,520.00

$12,014.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$36,430.00

$40,400.00

$23,894.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Soccer

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 20,558

Transfers admitted percentage: 55.0%

Transfers admitted: 11,417

Transfers enrolled percentage: 29.0%

Transfers enrolled: 6,006

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $55.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $18,872.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,662.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $16,188.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $396.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser