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CSU Northridge

CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

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

Website: www.csun.edu


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Screen last updated on: December 13, 2013

The admissions information below is valid for the 2011 academic year.

CSU Northridge
ADMISSIONS OFFICE
Admissions officer: Patricia Lord,
Director of Admissions
Contacting the office: 818 677-3700
818 677-7676 (fax)
admissions.records@
csun.edu

FIRST-TIME FRESHMAN APPLICATION PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS
Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: no
Application fee: $55
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? yes
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum grade average of C in listed secondary school units required. Minimum Tier 1 eligibility index of 2900 for SAT Reasoning (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; Tier 2 eligibility index of 3200 for SAT Reasoning (740 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3502 for SAT Reasoning (842 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: required
Campus visit is: recommended
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:
English: 4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 required, 2 recommended
History: 1 required, 1 recommended
Lab: 1 required, 1 recommended
Math: 3 required, 3 recommended
Science: 1 required, 1 recommended
Social studies: 1 required, 1 recommended
Academic electives: 1 required, 1 recommended
Total: 15 required, 15 recommended
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

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: 3.09
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 99%
Average SAT: 461 verbal, 465 math, 926 combined
Combined SAT middle 50% range: 800 - 1000
Average ACT: 19 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 16 - 21
Test taken by majority of applicants: SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 78%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 18%

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: 23,293
Number of applicants offered admission: 17,411 (75%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 4,512 (26%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 81%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 2%
Room deposit amount: partially refundable; $200 to $1,140 room deposit.
Admission may be deferred: no

 
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