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 2022-2023, CSUN's tuition & fees is $7,069 for California residents and $18,949 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
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 $23,707 for California residents and $35,587 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

CSUN Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,069
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,949
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 $76,057 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 $141,728. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $103,810.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$18,975$34,597$25,137
Sophomore (2024-25)$19,001$35,142$25,669
Junior (2025-26)$19,027$35,704$26,218
Senior (2026-27)$19,053$36,284$26,785
4 Years Total$76,057$141,728$103,810
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$19,001$35,142$25,669
Sophomore (2025-26)$19,027$35,704$26,218
Junior (2026-27)$19,053$36,284$26,785
Senior (2027-28)$19,080$36,883$27,371
4 Years Total$76,161$144,013$106,043
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$19,027$35,704$26,218
Sophomore (2026-27)$19,053$36,284$26,785
Junior (2027-28)$19,080$36,883$27,371
Senior (2028-29)$19,106$37,500$27,975
4 Years Total$76,266$146,371$108,349
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$19,053$36,284$26,785
Sophomore (2027-28)$19,080$36,883$27,371
Junior (2028-29)$19,106$37,500$27,975
Senior (2029-30)$19,132$38,137$28,599
4 Years Total$76,371$148,804$110,730
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$19,080$36,883$27,371
Sophomore (2028-29)$19,106$37,500$27,975
Junior (2029-30)$19,132$38,137$28,599
Senior (2030-31)$19,158$38,795$29,243
4 Years Total$76,476$151,315$113,188

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, CSUN' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,488.
California State University-Northridge$7,069$18,949
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

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$7,069$18,949
University of BaltimoreBaltimore, MD$9,506$22,956
New Jersey City UniversityJersey City, NJ$13,564$24,163
Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityDurant, OK$6,990$15,930
Columbus State UniversityColumbus, GA$5,751$16,805
Lincoln UniversityJefferson City, MO$8,386$15,616
Texas A & M International UniversityLaredo, TX$7,846$19,382
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond, LA$8,373$20,851
Massachusetts Maritime AcademyBuzzards Bay, MA$10,634$24,522
SUNY BrockportBrockport, NY$8,620$18,530
The Evergreen State CollegeOlympia, WA$8,750$30,059

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 $26,140 for students living on-campus and $35,074 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)$23,707$35,587
COA (off-campus)$32,641$44,521
Tuition & Fees$7,069$18,949
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,638$16,638
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$25,572$25,572
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,260$26,140
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,194$35,074
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 Rate56%
Transfer-out Rate6%
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