CSUN

California State University-Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,215
  • Class Notes
    966
  • Textbook Notes
    114
  • Study Guides
    135
  • Currently Enrolled
    848
  • Previously Enrolled
    849

Overview of California State University-Northridge (CSUN)

About this school

California State University Northridge, founded in 1958, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 353-acre campus is located in the San Fernando Valley, 15 miles from Los Angeles.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:35,552
    • Men:16,384 Men (46.1%)
    • Women:19,168 Women (53.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (CSUN)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California State University Northridge is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
18111 Nordhoff Street
City, State, Zip
Northridge, CA 91330
Phone
(818) 677-3700
Fax
(818) 677-3766
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
48% of 32,913 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
4886 admitted students enrolled
Men
4070 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.24
375 And Above
-
3.50 - 3.74
-
3.25 - 3.49
-
3.00 - 3.24
72%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |16-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (CSUN)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,875|Out-of-state: $18,755 (39.79%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,402 (60.21%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California State University Northridge accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001153
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,006 (90.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,775 (94.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,775 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$11,212
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,118 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,932
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,226 (32.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,674
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 672 (17.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
626 (14.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,511

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
23,508 (81.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
22,712 (96.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
22,712 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$18,771
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 19,387 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,656
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,754 (42.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,094
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 5,219 (23.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4,877 (16.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,988

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$16,876
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Journalism/Publications, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (CSUN)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


888

Part-Time Faculty


1,237

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


21%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 2% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 12% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 27% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 13% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California State University Northridge provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


10.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


36.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


50.1%

Programs & Majors (CSUN)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (59)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Deaf Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Medical Physics
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (82)


  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entertainment Management
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Writing

Campus Life (CSUN)

Location & Geography

Population


61,993

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Los Angeles

Campus Size


356 acres

Weather


Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in North Hollywood
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Chatsworth

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Matador
School Colors
Red, white, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California State University Northridge offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


28,969

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
35,552
Women
19,168
Men
16,384

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 12.0% Asian
  • 5.2% Black/African-American
  • 50.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 23.9% White
  • 4.8% Unknown

International Students


8.8%

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


4,364

Student Resources (CSUN)