California State University - Northridge

3,976 reviews
  1. Northridge, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
California State University - Northridge is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference
Address
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
Website

California State University - Northridge Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
800-1030
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$7,654/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,192/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,751/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,301/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,424/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,352/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.200 responses
33%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.201 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.202 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,341Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 105 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    50%
  • Each student has his or her own style.
    17%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Friendly
    12%
  • Keeps to themselves
    7%
  • Extroverted
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.272 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.356 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 101 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    68%
  • Educational
    13%
  • Quality Professors that care about their students!
    10%
  • Average
    8%
  • They should really put more effort in teaching
    1%
  • Amazing
    0%

After California State University - Northridge

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.101 responses

Reviews

3,976 reviews
  • Excellent
    607
  • Very Good
    1430
  • Average
    1602
  • Poor
    236
  • Terrible
    79
I like the campus. It is a commuter university, people go to class then go home. University life has a lot to do with what you put in in order to get something out.
  • Senior
  • 7 hours ago
Being able to attend a Cal state was a dream to me because I am a first generation from my family. Cal state Northridge has offered me all the help that I need and made me feel like if I was not the only one who has the same problem, whether it was financially or just stressed from so much homework assigned to us. One of my favorite experiences I have had here at Csun was matador night. The event took place in the student union where I was able meet new people and have a good time. I would choose Cal state Northridge again if I had to becuase the vibed of the environment are so welcoming and it makes me feel like I'm at home when I'm miles away from it.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 days ago
Overall, CSUN is a great school to be in. Once you get involved with at least one of the many clubs on campus, you get to interact with the your peers on a different level which is very fun. Other than that, you only interact with your peers during class and once class is over, you don't talk to each other anymore and don't follow through with study groups sometimes. CSUN is very unique because of the many events they hold and how diverse the campus is. It carries a large population on campus which makes parking awful.
  • College Junior
  • 18 days ago