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California State University - Northridge is a public institution located in Northridge, California. The location of CSUN is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

350 Undergraduate Degrees
379 Graduate Degrees
$25,033 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
58% Acceptance Rate

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California State University - Northridge Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

CSUN has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#33 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CSUN.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is California State University - Northridge?

Location of California State University - Northridge

Contact details for CSUN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
Phone: 818-677-1200
Website: https://www.csun.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Northridge-CA/California-State-University-Northridge/6684699242
Twitter: http://twitter.com/csunorthridge

How Do I Get Into CSUN?

You can apply to CSUN online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for CSUN

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into CSUN?

58% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
91% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at CSUN is 58%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 54%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.

Average Test Scores

About 91% of students accepted to CSUN submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 450 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Northridge  ( 460 to 570 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for California State University - Northridge  ( 450 to 550 )
200
800
CSUN received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 22.

ACT English Scores for California State University - Northridge  ( 15 to 22 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for California State University - Northridge  ( 16 to 23 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for California State University - Northridge  ( 17 to 22 )
1
36

Can I Afford California State University - Northridge?

$25,033 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
3.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CSUN is $25,033. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CSUN, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $5,008 a year. That adds up to $20,032 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSUN is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California State University - Northridge Undergraduate Student Diversity

29,320 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 34,799 undergraduate students at CSUN, with 29,320 being full-time and 5,479 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CSUN

There are also 5,111 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 29,320 full-time undergraduates at CSUN, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CSUN

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Northridge students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CSUN Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,757
Black or African American 1,451
Hispanic or Latino 15,501
White 5,654
International Students 2,147
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,810

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Northridge. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 107 countries are represented at CSUN. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, China, and India.

Online Learning at California State University - Northridge

1,304 Took All Classes Online
20,755 Took At Least One Class Online
56.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at CSUN. In 2017-2018, 20,755 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSUN has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of CSUN

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Northridge was 56.8%. This is the #271 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CSUN regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

California State University - Northridge Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Early Childhood Education 349 0 0 0 349
General Education 0 0 102 0 102
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 96 0 96
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 86 1 87
General Special Education 0 0 30 0 30
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 7 17 0 24
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 0 23 0 23
Community College Education 0 0 0 10 10
Other Special Education & Teaching 0 7 0 0 7
Business Education 1 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 350 14 354 11 729

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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