The acceptance rate at California State University-Northridge is 66%. It ranks #46 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. California State University-Northridge is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 18,271 out of 27,765 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent (SAT 900/1110 ACT 16/22). California State University Northridge typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.39. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. California State University Northridge is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||900|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1110|
|Average SAT Score||1010
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Northridge?
California State University Northridge typically prefers applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. California State University-Northridge ranks #59 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Average ACT Score||19
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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. 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. The school ranks #57 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Northridge.
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What GPA do you need to get into California State University Northridge?
Applicants require above 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 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #63 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California State University-Northridge accepts 66% of students who apply.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||25%||22%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to California State University Northridge is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Northridge and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
94% of students submit their SAT scores to California State University-Northridge. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
66% of those who apply are granted admission to California State University-Northridge. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1110. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. 22% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.