California State University-Northridge

Public, Four-years School Located in Northridge, CA

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How much is the CSUN tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, CSUN's tuition & fees is $7,095 for California residents and $18,975 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $23,733 for California residents and $35,613 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

CSUN Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,095
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,975
Books & Supplies Costs$1,518
On-campus Room & Board$11,848
On-campus Expenses$3,272
Off-campus Room & Board$19,728
Off-campus Expenses$4,326
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,064
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,944

How Much Does it Cost to Go to CSUN for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $76,161 at CSUN. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $141,832. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $103,914.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$19,001$34,623$25,163
Sophomore (2024-25)$19,027$35,168$25,695
Junior (2025-26)$19,053$35,730$26,244
Senior (2026-27)$19,079$36,310$26,811
4 Years Total$76,161$141,832$103,914
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$19,027$35,168$25,695
Sophomore (2025-26)$19,053$35,730$26,244
Junior (2026-27)$19,079$36,310$26,811
Senior (2027-28)$19,106$36,909$27,397
4 Years Total$76,265$144,117$106,147
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$19,053$35,730$26,244
Sophomore (2026-27)$19,079$36,310$26,811
Junior (2027-28)$19,106$36,909$27,397
Senior (2028-29)$19,132$37,526$28,001
4 Years Total$76,370$146,475$108,453
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$19,079$36,310$26,811
Sophomore (2027-28)$19,106$36,909$27,397
Junior (2028-29)$19,132$37,526$28,001
Senior (2029-30)$19,158$38,163$28,625
4 Years Total$76,475$148,908$110,834
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$19,106$36,909$27,397
Sophomore (2028-29)$19,132$37,526$28,001
Junior (2029-30)$19,158$38,163$28,625
Senior (2030-31)$19,184$38,821$29,269
4 Years Total$76,580$151,419$113,292

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CSUN' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $13,259.
California State University-Northridge$7,095$18,975
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CSUN and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
California State University-NorthridgeNorthridge, CA$7,095$18,975
University of North FloridaJacksonville, FL$6,389$20,793
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterWhitewater, WI$8,250$17,916
Northeastern State UniversityTahlequah, OK$7,513$16,633
University of Nebraska at KearneyKearney, NE$8,302$14,260
California State University-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$6,818$18,698
University of Wisconsin-La CrosseLa Crosse, WI$9,651$18,691
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeNew York, NY$7,464$15,414
East Central UniversityAda, OK$8,032$17,542
Arkansas Tech UniversityRussellville, AR$8,508$14,502
Lock Haven UniversityLock Haven, PA$10,878$20,702

Financial Aid and COA

At California State University-Northridge, 25,931 students (75%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,447.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CSUN is $26,166 for students living on-campus and $35,100 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 3,937 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $10,511 and the average amount of student loans is $5,462.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$23,733$35,613
COA (off-campus)$32,667$44,547
Tuition & Fees$7,095$18,975
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,638$16,638
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$25,572$25,572
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,286$26,166
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,220$35,100
Average Financial Aid$9,447$9,447
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship25,93175%$9,447
Pell Grants19,51657%$4,914
Federal Student Loan7,34821%$6,712
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid3,93785%-
Grants or Scholarships3,78982%$10,511
Federal Grants2,86562%$5,667
Pell Grants2,86162%$5,458
Other Federal Grants1,03022%$601
State/Local Grants3,44975%$2,393
Institutional Grants2,70759%$5,666
Student Loan Aid92620%$5,462
Federal Student Loans91020%$4,889
Other Student Loans511%$11,940
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level3,2593,147$11,292
110,001 or more248162$1,475

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

CSUN's acceptance rate is 88.10%. A total of 23,656 applicants applied to and 20,842 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 4,716 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 22.63%.
To apply to CSUN, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate88.10%84.66%90.87%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.63%24.43%21.28%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

California State University-Northridge has a total of 37,579 students including 32,181 undergraduate and 5,398 graduate students. By gender, there are 17,387 male students and 22,721 female students attending CSUN. The school offers online degree programs and 3,333 students enrolled online exclusively (8.87% of all students).
Total40,108 17,38722,721
Undergraduate34,496 15,53418,962
Graduate5,612 1,8533,759

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered166 Programs
Online Program Offered11 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered78 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate91.23%
Student Population37,579
Graduation Rate55%
Transfer-out Rate5%
Retention Rate75% (Full-time), 45% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate24 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties906 (Full-time), 1,037 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,582 (Full-time), 1,126 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$91,121
Average Staff Salary$70,228