California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 39,916
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 26:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,310 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

48%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

California State University-Northridge is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 32,913 applications and only 15,876 students were granted admission. California State University-Northridge is at the #46 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 26% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 91% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT800 to 1030
ACT16 to 23

Application Fee

$55
Undergrad students
$55
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

California State University-Northridge charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,632 and in-state students paid $5,472.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$6,574
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$5,472
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$16,632
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 83% of California State University-Northridge's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 63% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,976 (which is 12.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at California State University-Northridge in 2016-2017, was 1,913, which is 35% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,509 (which is 15% below the national average.)

$4,976
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$4,509
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
83%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, California State University-Northridge has enrolled a total of 39,916 students (31,253 students full-time and 8,663 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 39,916 students, 4,457 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 35,756 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,160 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 369 students for distance studies.

39,916
Total Enrollment
4,457
Transfers

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 44%

White: 23%

Asian: 11%

Non-resident alien: 9%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Black/African American: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at California State University-Northridge.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 45% 1,736 578
Education 11% 431
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 233
Health Professions And Related Programs 6% 233 0
Physical Sciences 4% 158
Engineering 4% 140
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 108
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 2% 91
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 89
Psychology 2% 79

Graduation & Dropout Rates

50%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of California State University-Northridge full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

8%
Still enrolled
33%
Dropout rate
9%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$31,800
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of California State University-Northridge graduates 6 years after enrollment is $31,800. Last year, out of the total 8,374 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 7,453 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 9,095 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 8,004 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $31,800 $43,400
Employment Rate 89% 88%
Total Graduates 8,374 9,095

Campus Location

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