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California State University-Northridge Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

45.6%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Northridge
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into California State University-Northridge? The school has a 46% acceptance rate. Last year, 15,706 out of 34,444 applicants were admitted making California State University-Northridge a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. California State University Northridge typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
870-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for California State University Northridge
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for California State University Northridge
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Northridge?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University Northridge admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >59%
980 to 1090 Avg + 46%-59%
870 to 980 Avg - 33%-46%
760 to 870 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 760 Low <23%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
22%
ACT Scores for California State University Northridge
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for California State University Northridge
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into California State University-Northridge?

Admission data indicates that California State University-Northridge regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Northridge.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University Northridge admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >59%
19 to 22 Avg + 46%-59%
16 to 19 Avg - 33%-46%
13 to 16 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 13 Low <23%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.18
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into California State University Northridge. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Northridge was 3.18 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to California State University-Northridge will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California State University Northridge students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 0% Good
3.50 to 3.75 0% Good
3.25 to 3.50 0% Good
3.00 to 3.25 68% Good
2.75 to 3.00 0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 32% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

California State University Northridge admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 19,492 14,952 34,444
Accepted 9,075 6,631 15,706
Acceptance Rate 47% 44% 46%
Enrolled 3,085 2,552 5,637
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 38% 36%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2017
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University Northridge and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California State University Northridge Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California State University Northridge
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110608 IPEDS survey data for California State University Northridge.