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Northridge, California

California State University-Northridge Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into California State University Northridge

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.7%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Northridge
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into California State University-Northridge and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate. Last year, 17,391 out of 30,165 applicants were admitted making California State University-Northridge a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. California State University Northridge typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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California State University-Northridge SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for California State University Northridge
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for California State University Northridge
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

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

California State University Northridge typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 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
1190 and Above Good >70%
1090 to 1190 Avg + 58%-70%
990 to 1090 Avg - 45%-58%
890 to 990 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 890 Low <32%
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California State University-Northridge ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
24%
ACT Scores for California State University Northridge
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for California State University Northridge
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. 24 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 >72%
19 to 22 Avg + 58%-72%
17 to 19 Avg - 47%-58%
15 to 17 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 15 Low <37%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California State University-Northridge accepts 58% of students who apply.

 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+ N/A% Good
3.50 to 3.75 N/A% Good
3.25 to 3.50 N/A% Good
3.00 to 3.25 68% Good
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 32% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

California State University Northridge admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,641 13,524 30,165
Accepted 10,071 7,320 17,391
Acceptance Rate 61% 54% 58%
Enrolled 2,834 2,393 5,227
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 33% 30%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2018.

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.