Student Outreach and Recruitment Services (SOARS)

Welcome to the department of Student Outreach and Recruitment Services. California State University, Northridge is an academically competitive and globally recognized institution.

We are home to more than 35,000 students in one of the most multicultural counties in the United States. More than 100 countries are represented in our student body alone—and dozens more throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Students can count on Cal State Northridge to prepare them for the world of work in the third-largest economic center in the world. At Northridge, you can find your niche on campus through various clubs, organizations, activities and student leadership positions.

SOARS is home to Guest Relations and Campus Tours, Student Marketing & Communications, Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, Community and Academic Partnerships, and Testing. We also provide outreach and recruitment services to students at more than 100 high schools, 22 community colleges, and many middle and elementary schools. After viewing our website, we encourage you to visit our campus. We offer campus tours throughout the year for prospective students and families.

Please let us know if you have any specific questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.


E. Dwayne Cantrell