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California State University - Northridge Overview

California State University - Northridge is a public institution located in Northridge, California. The city atmosphere of Northridge makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is California State University - Northridge Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$24,449 Avg Cost After Aid
88% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at CSUN is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CSUN.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 44% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from CSUN makes roughly $56,375 a year. This is 38% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is California State University - Northridge?


Contact details for CSUN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
Phone: 818-677-1200

How Do I Get Into CSUN?

You can apply to CSUN online at:

Admission Requirements for CSUN

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into CSUN?

88% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
CSUN has the high acceptance rate of 88%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Can I Afford California State University - Northridge?

$24,449 Net Price
15% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CSUN is $24,449. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CSUN, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $5,134 a year. That adds up to $20,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSUN is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California State University - Northridge Undergraduate Student Diversity

28,242 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 34,496 undergraduate students at CSUN, with 28,242 being full-time and 6,254 being part-time.


There are also 5,612 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,242 full-time undergraduates at CSUN, 44% are male and 56% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Northridge students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,436
Black or African American 1,333
Hispanic or Latino 15,530
White 5,479
International Students 1,683
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,781

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Northridge. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 107 countries are represented at CSUN. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, China, and India.

Online Learning at California State University - Northridge

28,617 Took All Classes Online
38,276 Took At Least One Class Online
606.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 21 master’s degree programs available online at CSUN. In 2020-2021, 38,276 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSUN has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 32nd most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of CSUN

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Northridge was 606.2%. This is the #150 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at CSUN regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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