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Can I get into California State University-Northridge? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 15,706 out of 34,444 applicants or 46% were admitted making California State University-Northridge a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. California State University Northridge typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||38%||36%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Northridge and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that California State University-Northridge regularly accepts students with ACTs of 16 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Northridge.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>59%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||46%-59%|
|16 to 19||Avg -||33%-46%|
|13 to 16||Reach||23%-33%|
|Less than 13||Low||<23%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1090 and Above||Good||>59%|
|980 to 1090||Avg +||46%-59%|
|870 to 980||Avg -||33%-46%|
|760 to 870||Reach||23%-33%|
|Less than 760||Low||<23%|
You will need about average high school grades to get into California State University Northridge. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Northridge was 3.18 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to California State University-Northridge will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||0%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||0%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||68%||Good|
|2.75 to 3.00||0%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||32%||Avg -|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2016.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Northridge and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110608 IPEDS survey data for California State University Northridge.