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California State University, Northridge

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1958
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 28,281
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $40,354,485
Admissions Address

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

Website

http://www.csun.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions.records@csun.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: November 30
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Eric Forbes
Admissions office telephone: (818) 677-3700
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: November 30
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Not considered
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 19,434
Total acceptances: 13,559
Total freshman enrollment: 3,695
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 7,898
Male acceptances: 5,327
Male freshman enrollment: 1,553
 
Female applicants: 11,536
Female acceptances: 8,232
Female freshman enrollment: 2,142
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 1%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 81%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 400 - 520
Math: 410 - 530
Combined: 810 - 1050


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 6.0% 10.0%
500-599 28.0% 28.0%
400-499 43.0% 40.0%
300-399 20.0% 18.0%
200-299 2.0% 3.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 19%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 15 - 21
Math: 16 - 21
Composite: 16 - 21


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%
24-29 11.0% 12.0% 16.0%
18-23 45.0% 38.0% 35.0%
12-17 43.0% 37.0% 48.0%
6-11 1.0% 12.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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