California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
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Transfer Acceptance Rate
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Admissions Requirements

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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Fall Regular DecisionNovember 30May 1
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Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
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Average ACT Composite: 19
Average SAT Composite: 1019
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

2.50 - 2.99
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 818-677-3700
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

You might be thinking this is not a grand school considering its not a UC, but don't let that discourage you. CSUN is one of the top CSU's in the state and is considered the best business related schools on the west coast. If you live close to CSUN then your doubts must be higher because the school is so close. I use to think that way too, but once I read into their programs and met their professors and students, I decided this was my college. Being able to live so close to school and not have to pay a large tuition makes my life a lot easier. It could be the same for you if you gave CSUN a chance.
Kirk from Northridge, CA
Take advantage of all the opportunities. Volunteer, join a club you find interesting, take a class about something you are unfamiliar with, and don't be shy to talk to people. Make the most of your college experience. Have fun! :)
Qundeel from El Segundo, CA
First and foremost, prospective and current students should prioritize their studies and not procrastinate. When you are given your registration appointment for classes, sign up for classes on the date and time they give you because classes fill up fast. Get involved on campus to get the best college experience. There are many different options: Associated Students (A.S), Greek life, clubs and organizations, and intramural sports. Make sure you attend Big Show, because it is the biggest and best event our campus has to offer; artists such as Lupe Fiasco, LMFAO and Kanye West have performed! Try to attend the lecture series, because in years past we have had speakers such as Maya Angelou and Cornell West.
Austin from Glendale, CA
Don't be afraid to meet new people. There are many things to do on this campus even though it is a commuter school mainly. I recommend rushing a fraternity or sorority. It is an amazing opportunity to meet people and network.
Caitlin from Palmdale, CA
After you first semester is done and you no longer have to see your adviser, go anyways! Your adviser will always have helpful information for you and help to keep you on track and inform you of any changes within the major.
Jennifer from Pacoima, CA
Get involved in everything CSUN has to offer. There are all sorts of clubs for all types of people. We are ranked as one of the best universities in the country for the Deaf Studies Program at CSUN. Don't be afraid to get outside of the box and meet new people. We have one of the most diverse CSU campuses, and there is always booths and tents set up around campus to help you get involved.
Estelle robinson
Consider CSUN to be on your top three colleges to attend because they offer so much for the students comfort, its stunning to see a big school put this much effort. You may not know it now, but this is a good match for anyone, just do your research and you'll see what i mean.
Make sure you EAT, SLEEP, and stay HEALTHY! Yes this may sound repetitive, but you will be running from one place to another, busting all nighters, and the stress will feel like a constant companion. Your weight will start to rise and fall at various times throughout the year. You need to make sure you start taking care of yourself before any of this happens. The transition will be a little hard, and you will need some time to get used to the new surroundings and freedoms, but somewhere along the way you will get the hang if it and it won't feel so daunting. Just take three deep breaths and remember-you made it this far, you can make it to your goal. Also, invest in a pepper spray, yes the school is very safe, but you never know who you may encounter. I have one, personally I never used mine, but I always have it with me just in case I ever need it. Hopefully that'll never happen to both you, me, or anyone.
Future Educator
California State University of Northridge is in Northridge which is in Los Angeles. This means that a lot of stuff is far away and the public transportation sucks, so if you come because it is in Los Angeles a car is very helpful but expensive. If you desire the greatest college experience, i suggest that you become involved in the campus in any manner, but don't forget that you are adults so make sure you do good in the classes that you paid for.
Bryan from Woodland Hills, CA