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California State University-Northridge SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into California State University Northridge

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1005

The average composite SAT score for admitted California State University Northridge freshman is 1005 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1005 is in the 41st percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 900 to 1110

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 900 to 1110. The 75th percentile score is 1110 while the 25th percentile score is 900.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by California State University-Northridge but we estimate it to be around a 790 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 495

The average score for California State University-Northridge students on the math portion of the SAT is 495 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 440 and the 75th percentile score 550.

Average SAT Reading Score 510

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 460 to 560 and the average score for California State University Northridge students is 510.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

94 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to California State University Northridge

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at California State University Northridge based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 65.8%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.39.

Can I get into California State University-Northridge with a 1110 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1110 or higher is very competitive at California State University-Northridge and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 79% or higher.

Can I get into California State University-Northridge with a 1010 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1010 to 1100 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a good chance of acceptance, around 67% to 78%.

Can I get into California State University-Northridge with a 900 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 900 to 1000 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 51% to 65% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into California State University-Northridge with a 790 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 790 to 890 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 49% chance of admission to California State University-Northridge. SAT scores below 790 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to California State University Northridge by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 99%
1590 99%
1580 98%
1570 98%
1560 98%
1550 98%
1540 98%
1530 98%
1520 98%
1510 98%
1500 98%
1490 97%
1480 97%
1470 97%
1460 97%
1450 97%
1440 97%
1430 96%
1420 96%
1410 96%
1400 96%
1390 95%
1380 95%
1370 95%
1360 94%
1350 94%
1340 94%
1330 93%
1320 93%
1310 93%
1300 92%
1290 92%
1280 91%
1270 91%
1260 90%
1250 90%
1240 89%
1230 88%
1220 88%
1210 87%
1200 86%
1190 86%
1180 85%
1170 84%
1160 83%
1150 82%
1140 82%
1130 81%
1120 80%
1110 79%
1100 78%
1090 77%
1080 75%
1070 74%
1060 73%
1050 72%
1040 71%
1030 69%
1020 68%
1010 67%
1000 65%
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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.