How much does California State University - Northridge cost?

California State University - Northridge Cost of Attendance
In-state $6,875
Out-of-state $18,755
On-Campus Room and Board $10,402
Off-Campus Room and Board $10,996
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $3,181
$30,000-$48,000 $4,387
$48,000-$75,000 $8,865
$75,000-$110,000 $3,181
Over $110,000 $15,220

California State University - Northridge Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 85% $8,684
Federal Grants 62% $5,094
Pell grants 62% $4,472
Other federal grants 13% $599
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 73% $2,267
Institutional grants or scholarships 57% $5,574
Student loan aid 32% $4,644
Federal student loans 32% $6,050
Other student loans 1% $8,576

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

California State University - Northridge Admissions

What is California State University - Northridge's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 58%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 91% of applicants
SAT Reading 460-570
SAT Math 450-550
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 24% of applicants
Composite Score 17-22

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California State University - Northridge Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 35839
Living on campus 3%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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About California State University - Northridge


18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Large City
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