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California State University Northridge

Northridge, California

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Overview

Student Population
40,212
California State University Northridge overview
Location Northridge, California
Online csun.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
California State University Northridge overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Northridge, California, California State University Northridge is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 30,661 prospective students applied, and 18,194 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,792 enrolled in the school.  31,524 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,688 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,235. California State University-Northridge is ranked 796 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
2/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
6/10
Value

California State University-Northridge is rated within the lower 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for California State University Northridge within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 910/1130
ACT 16/22
GPA 3.18
Applications Accepted
59.3% 
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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for California State University Northridge
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,058
Other Fees$1,235
Room and Board $11,328
Budget for Other Expenses$3,282
Total One Year Cost$23,645
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for California State University Northridge
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,058
Other Fees$1,235
Room and Board $11,328
Budget for Other Expenses$3,282
Total One Year Cost$35,525

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California State University Northridge students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Social Sciences 11%
Psychology 10%
Communication 8%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 7%

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

Current students may use the California State University Northridge GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.