FAST FACTS
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Location:Northridge
Setting:Suburban
Population:61,993
Enrollment:39,916
On Campus:6%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/26-12/17
  • Spring 01/20-05/18

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: 1:1 EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
1:1 EVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,435

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,201

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN B

Campus Diversity
23%White
5%Black
46%Hispanic/Latino
11%Asian
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
3%Two or more races
10%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


California State University Northridge is situated in the heart of the west San Fernando Valley which has a population of 1.8 million. The Valley is in the northern section of Los Angeles, but is within easy driving distance of the city’s attractions. Moreover, an easy two-hour drive provides opportunities for visit to mountain ski areas, beaches, hiking trails, and camping areas, as well as Disneyland, San Diego and Santa Barbara.

CSUN is a 350-acre campus with a population of nearly 40,000 students and over 2,000 Faculty. It is one of the largest schools in the California State University System and consists of eight colleges - Arts Media and Communications, Business Administration and Economics, Communication Health and Human Development, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Science and Mathematics and Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Campus Location - Northridge is located in the San Fernando Valley. It is about 20 miles from the beach at Santa Monica and 14 miles from Hollywood. There is a wide variety of entertainment to suit everyone. Public transportation is poor, so students are advised to bring their own car where feasible.

Helpful Information - Students MUST BE VERY FLEXIBLE WITH THEIR CLASS CHOICES. If a student NEEDS to enroll in a particular course at CSUN to graduate, then they may want to re-think coming to CSUN. It is a much better school choice for students who want to take General Education classes!

Programs
Closed Programs
Business, Cinema and Television Arts (Film), Education, Nursing and Physical Therapy

Limitations
Music, Kinesiology, Biology, Communication Studies, Health Administration, Public Health, Radiologic Sciences and Psychology

Special Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Japanese Studies, Jewish Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Design, Drawing, Illustration, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Movement Studies, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Science/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Education: Child Development

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature

Environmental Studies: Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), Classical Languages, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Spanish

General Studies: Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Urban Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Environmental Health, Exercise Science, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health, Radiologic Science

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Management

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Social Science, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies

Conditions
Quick Links Registration Priority
  • With seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, N/A computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/14/2017.
  • Estimated cost: $3,435.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 16
  • Plan B: 16
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/14/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $55 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card: $5 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $189 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001153

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 6/14/2017.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $5,201 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $1,000
  • Proximity to campus: 1-2 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Fall and All Year students are required to sign a full year contract. Fall students will be notified by Housing on how to cancel their contract before returning to their home campus. Spring students apply for on-campus housing in the fall semester-NSE coordinator will notify them when the application has opened. How To Apply For On-Campus Housing (note: you can only apply after you have received your CSUN username and password) Go to CSUN's housing website at www.csun.edu/housing to apply online. Applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis. Space is limited, and fills up fast, so you are encouraged to apply early. For questions about housing, please contact the Student Housing Office at 818-677-2160. Off-campus housing price does not include utilities.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2052 declining balance plan.
  • $1852 per semester for 14 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plan descriptions can be found here: http://www.csun.edu/csundining/mealplan-descriptions Meal Plan Rates can be found here: http://www.csun.edu/csundining/mp-rates



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.