California State University-Northridge


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


California State University-Northridge is a 356-acre campus located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Whether students walk, ride their bike, take a bus or drive a car there is plenty of entertainment and services near campus. CSUN's nine colleges offer 63 baccalaureate degrees, 49 master's degrees, 53 teaching credential programs in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs, which offers something for everyone!

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 36208
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Faculty: 846

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 43:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge California 91330


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Main Phone: 818-677-1200

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Admissions Contact:
Javier Hernandez
Director, Student Outreach and Recruitment Services

Transfer Services Contact:
Javier Hernandez
Director, Student Outreach and Recruitment Services

International Admissions Contact:
Carol McAllister
Assistant Director, International Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Ashlie Kite
Associate Athletics Director, Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA for California residents - 2.0. Minimum GPA for non-residents - 2.4.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit is granted for courses where a grade of at least a C has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum credits - 60 credits. Maximum credits from a two-year institution - 70 credit.

Test Scores for Applying:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
Not required for admissions consideration.

Application Fee:
Yes, $55 nonrefundable fee must be submitted with the application. A fee waiver is available if eligible.

Other Requirements:
Applicants must have completed at least 30 credits of general education courses, including the following four requirements Freshmen Composition, Critical Thinking, Speech/oral communication, College mathematics/quantitative reasoning.

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Transfer Scholarships - Presidential Scholars Award, Northridge Achievement Awards. For financial aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2.

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