California State University Northridge Comparison

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California State University-Northridge
Location Northridge, CA
Setting Large City
Enrollment 40,108
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #851
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


California State University-Northridge
Tuition (In State) $5,742
Tuition (Out of State) $17,622
Room & Board $11,502
Avg Net Price $8,882
Avg Grant Aid $10,855
% Receiving Grant Aid 86%


California State University-Northridge
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 23,656
Admitted 20,842
Acceptance Rate 88.1%
Enrolled % 22.6%
Avg High School GPA 3.38
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Extremely Easy
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 16/22
SAT Range 900/1110
Submit Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
Application Deadline


California State University-Northridge
Student to Faculty Ratio 26:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (21%)
  • Social Sciences (11%)
  • Psychology (10%)
  • Communication (8%)
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities (7%)


California State University-Northridge
Graduation Rate 46%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $47,500
Making Student Loan Payments 59%
Median Student Loan Debt $14,196
Median Loan Payment $146


California State University-Northridge
% Men 43%
% Women 57%
Racial Diversity Very High
% White 23%
% Black 5%
% Hispanic 44%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 3%
% International 9%
% Unknown Race 4%


California State University-Northridge
% In-State 97%
% Out-of-State 2%


California State University-Northridge
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard