If you are planning on applying to CSU Northridge, the regular decision application deadline is November 30 and the fee for the application costs $55.
Students who apply to CSU Northridge for fall should anticipate a decision by March 1.
Here is an overiew of some of CSU Northridge's admissions stats.
|CSU Northridge 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
These are the application deadlines for California State University, Northridge.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||November 30||March 1|
California State University, Northridge may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with CSU Northridge directly for more information about early applications.
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CSU Northridge is a moderately difficult school to get into.
In 2021, CSU Northridge accepted 88% of students, around 20,842 from the 23,656 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like CSU Northridge, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
For applicants who are non-residents, getting into California State University, Northridge is very difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
CSU Northridge has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
What does CSU Northridge consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with CSU Northridge for more information on admission factors.
To apply to CSU Northridge, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with CSU Northridge's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to CSU Northridge have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
CSU Northridge considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
CSU Northridge does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to CSU Northridge.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by March 1.
Transfer students can enroll in CSU Northridge during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Northridge?
❌ Students who are admitted to CSU Northridge must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does CSU Northridge accept transfer credits?
✅ CSU Northridge accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Northridge?
✅ CSU Northridge is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is CSU Northridge's acceptance rate?
✅ CSU Northridge's acceptance rate is 88%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at CSU Northridge?
🟨 CSU Northridge may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into CSU Northridge? CSU Northridge is a somewhat selective institution. The CSU Northridge acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Northridge is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Northridge is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At CSU Northridge, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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