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Cal State Northridge - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Cal State Northridge

Cal State Northridge

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Cal State Northridge Description:

Cal State Northridge is a public university and one of the larger universities in the California State University System. The school's 365-acre campus is located in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. The university is made up of nine colleges that offer a total of 64 bachelor's and 52 master's degree programs. Business Administration and Psychology are the most popular majors among CSUN undergraduates. The university has earned high marks for its programs in music, engineering and business. In athletics, the CSUN Matadors compete in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 36,164 (31,442 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,296 (in-state); $17,954 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,754 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,404
  • Other Expenses: $4,488
  • Total Cost: $24,942 (in-state); $36,600 (out-of-state)

Cal State Northridge Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 74%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 63%
    • Loans: 38%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,539
    • Loans: $4,782

Scholarships for (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Art, Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Finance, Journalism, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Marketing, Physical Education, Psychology, Radio and Television, Sociology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 10%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 14%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

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Cal State Northridge Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.csun.edu/academic.affairs/csunmission.htm

"California State University, Northridge exists to enable students to realize their educational goals. The University’s first priority is to promote the welfare and intellectual progress of students. To fulfill this mission, we design programs and activities to help students develop the academic competencies, professional skills, critical and creative abilities, and ethical values of learned persons who live in a democratic society, an interdependent world, and a technological age; we seek to foster a rigorous and contemporary understanding of the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines."

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