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California State University-Northridge: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees          
In-state $3,042 $3,350 $3,696 $4,801 29.9%
Out-of-state $13,212 $13,520 $13,866 $15,961 15.1%
Books and supplies $1,314 $1,350 $1,564 $1,638 4.7%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $9,328 $9,350 $10,152 $10,872 7.1%
Other $3,690 $3,672 $3,920 $4,138 5.6%
Off Campus          
Room and board $9,328 $9,350 $10,152 $10,872 7.1%
Other $3,690 $3,672 $3,920 $4,138 5.6%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $3,690 $3,808 $4,316 $4,386 1.6%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
In-state          
On Campus $17,374 $17,722 $19,332 $21,449 11.0%
Off Campus $17,374 $17,722 $19,332 $21,449 11.0%
Off Campus with Family $8,046 $8,508 $9,576 $10,825 13.0%
Out-of-state          
On Campus $27,544 $27,892 $29,502 $32,609 10.5%
Off Campus $27,544 $27,892 $29,502 $32,609 10.5%
Off Campus with Family $18,216 $18,678 $19,746 $21,985 11.3%

Map & Directions

Map of California State University-Northridge

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 23,293 9,614 13,679
Percent admitted 75% 73% 76%
Percent admitted who enrolled 27% 29% 25%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)   X
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3,584 78%
ACT 689 17%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 400 520
SAT Math 400 530
ACT Composite 16 21
ACT English 15 21
ACT Math 16 22

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 2/28/1960 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 1/1/1990 -   Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist 7/1/1969 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 4/21/1976 -   Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs 4/1/1986 - 12/31/2006 Resigned
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 4/12/1999 -   Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Community Health Education (CHE) and Community Health/Preventive Medicine (CHPM) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health 2/19/1971 -   Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers 7/1/1983 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1993 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1968 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1991 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1990 -   Accredited