California State University - Northridge

3,917 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%

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%

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

3,917 reviews
  • Excellent
    600
  • Very Good
    1412
  • Average
    1584
  • Poor
    233
  • Terrible
    78
CSUN is a very active school where it encourages students to be invovled with everything they offer. There is a lot to take in as a freshmen and the student government on campus helps us through the year. They offer many free materials that will benefit us in a long run such as a planner, pens, and etc.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago
I have really enjoyed my time in college. I find the course work both challenging and engaging!
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
CSUN is a really great diverse university with friendly people left and right. Teachers know what they're teaching and when a question pops up they always answer it clearly and efficiently.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago