California State University - Northridge

3,973 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
    B-
  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

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
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.293 responses
34%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.291 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.292 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 184 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    42%
  • Each student has his or her own style.
    24%
  • Friendly
    16%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Keeps to themselves
    7%
  • Extroverted
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.343 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.432 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 199 responses
Report
  • Diversity
    63%
  • Educational
    13%
  • Average
    9%
  • Quality Professors that care about their students!
    9%
  • Amazing
    5%
  • They should really put more effort in teaching
    2%

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%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.208 responses

Reviews

3,973 reviews
  • Excellent
    611
  • Very Good
    1445
  • Average
    1602
  • Poor
    236
  • Terrible
    79
My only problem with Cal State Northridge is that, sometimes they hire professors that teaches well, and meet the standards to teach. However, sometimes CSUN hires professors that needs a lot of work with their teaching skills. This is important because students pay for their tuition, and deserves quality classes/lectures.

For example, a professor I recently had for Math statistics that clearly have an accent that the whole class cannot be understand (or at least hear), and a writing that can't be read. This really affected my grades, and more than 50% of the class failed, leaving the professor with negative comments and bad evaluation.

On the other hand, CSUN is an awesome campus with peaceful atmosphere. Students are friendly. The campus completely stopped the smoking cigarette problem. And as an athlete, the gym is truly amazing!
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago
I'm in the middle of my second semester here at CSUN and so far, I love it! All of my professors are intriguing, throughout provoking people who really want everybody to do well in their classes. Something I've noticed and really love about this school is that it is perfect for introverts and extroverts. I see people mingling outside all day from my quiet little nook in the library, and that is just awesome. Everybody has what they enjoy and they are fulfilled in that at CSUN.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
The campus housing in CSUN is great! The biggest benefit in campus housing is that it is right next to the school. This allows you to wake up at a later time because it makes getting to school extremely quick and easy. You don't have to suffer through morning traffic or spend time trying to look for parking. Campus housing offers a great social atmosphere. The community at Northridge is very nice and welcoming. Outsiders should have no problem making friends. The cost of living on campus is fair considering all the benefits it has to offer. The housing environment is very beautiful and well taken care of. Campus housing offers the same features as any other off campus apartment would, if not more. CSUN's dormitories offer cable, wi-fi, an exclusive computer lab as well as game rooms, and even a means for transportation so you don't have to walk to school. If you have the privilege to live on campus i can assure you that it will be amazing.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 29 2012