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CSU Northridge

CSU Northridge
CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

Official telephone: (818) 677-1200
Fax number: (818) 677-4545



Screen last updated on: September 6, 2016

The admissions information below is valid for the 2015 academic year.

CSU Northridge

Admissions Office

Admissions officer:
Patty Lord,
Director of Admissions and Records
Contacting the office:
818 677-3700
818 677-3766 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?
Final filing date for fall:
November 30
Application fee:
Can the application fee be waived?
Are refunds available on the application fee?
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:
High school graduation is:
required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:
Campus visit is:
Interview is:
required of some
Off-campus interview:
can be arranged with admissions representative
Standardized test requirements:
SAT or ACT required
School's test preference:
no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:
counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received:
January 15 for SAT/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
8 required
Foreign language:
4 required
4 required
4 required
Social studies:
4 required
Academic electives:
2 required
30 required

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Average secondary school GPA:
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:
Average SAT:
455 verbal, 465 math
Average ACT:
19 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range:
16 - 22
Test taken by majority of applicants:
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission:
on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission:
must accept by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:
Number of applicants offered admission:
15,687 (45%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:
5,347 (34%)
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:
Room deposit amount:
partially refundable
Admission may be deferred:

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