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Campus & Student Life at California State University - Northridge

Home to about 34,916 undergraduates in 2020, CSUN is a very large, public university located in Northridge, California. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, CSUN offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by CSUN can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our CSUN Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

CSUN Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 5.0% of the student population at CSUN. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit CSUN Disability Services.

CSUN for the Military

While not a "service academy", CSUN does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit CSUN Veteran Services . For more information, check out our CSUN for Veterans Guide.

CSUN offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, CSUN does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Northridge

CSUN offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Northridge

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at California State University - Northridge

CSUN has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 34,916 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 29,191 (83.6%). Part-time attendance was 5,725 (16.4%).


California State University - Northridge is Ranked #908 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, CSUN is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank CSUN #908 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at California State University - Northridge

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at CSUN by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the CSUN Diversity Guide.

California State University - Northridge Competes in the NCAA

CSUN has a total of 414 student athletes, 180 men and 234 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$10,599,624
Total Expenses (all teams)$10,599,624

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to California State University - Northridge Athletics

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