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California State University - Northridge
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  • 4 Year
  • NORTHRIDGE, CA

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

18111 NORDHOFF ST
NORTHRIDGE, CA 91330
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference
From California State University - Northridge

At CSUN, you’ll enjoy life in the heart of Los Angeles. Our campus is home to a richly diverse student population. We welcome students from every dimension of identity and lived experience, and we encourage and support the uniqueness you bring to the table as a Matador. With 147 majors and options to choose from, access to top-tier faculty, internships, fieldwork, and creative and service-learning projects, your CSUN education will give you the knowledge and experience you need to thrive in our ever-changing world. And it’s affordable! Money magazine ranks CSUN among the top colleges in the nation for value, and 82% of our students receive financial aid, often through grants and scholarships that don’t need to be repaid. We also offer hundreds of student clubs, plus resources like the Oasis Wellness Center, the DREAM Center and the Pride Center to help you thrive not just academically, but personally, too.

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California State University - Northridge Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 31
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
900-1110
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$8,882 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,855 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 292 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 356 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 357 responses

Majors

Health Administration

academic spotlight

The Health Administration major provides a curriculum that is contemporary and relevant to evidence-based health administration practice and that meets national standards for excellence.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    27%
  • Online
    53%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,117 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,158
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
65%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 246 responses
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Each student has his or her own style.
    28%
  • Friendly
    16%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Keeps to themselves
    5%
  • Stressed
    1%
  • Commuter
    0%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 408 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 497 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 261 responses
  • Diversity
    59%
  • Educational
    12%
  • Quality Professors that care about their students!
    11%
  • Average
    10%
  • Amazing
    6%
  • They should really put more effort in teaching
    1%
  • Overrated
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 207 responses

California State University - Northridge Reviews

Rating 3.72 out of 5  4,874 reviews
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