CSUN at a Glance

What is CSUN Like?

Location
Bayramian Hall 190
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8212
(818) 677-2967
outreach.recruitment@csun.edu

Office hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Counseling hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

 


"While I was at CSUN, financial aid covered my tuition. CSUN also provided me opportunities to get an internship while in school and a job after college at Ernst & Young." — Deborah Durodola, accountancy

"While I was at CSUN, financial aid covered my tuition. CSUN also provided me opportunities to get an internship while in school and a job after college at Ernst & Young." — Deborah Durodola, accountancy
"While I was at CSUN, financial aid covered my tuition. CSUN also provided me opportunities to get an internship while in school and a job after college at Ernst & Young." — Deborah Durodola, accountancy
"I love CSUN because of the people you meet here and the community that you become a part of." — Zeeshan Sayed, computer information technology
"I love CSUN because of the people you meet here and the community that you become a part of." — Zeeshan Sayed, computer information technology
"While working on my graduate degree, CSUN taught me to be more cognizant of the unique cultural values of each student population." — Jesse Hernandez, higher education leadership
"While working on my graduate degree, CSUN taught me to be more cognizant of the unique cultural values of each student population." — Jesse Hernandez, higher education leadership
"I look forward to the Farmers Market every Tuesday by the University Student Union. It's an opportunity to grab a bite to eat with my friends between classes and hang out outside." — Georgeanna Octaviano, kinesiology
"I look forward to the Farmers Market every Tuesday by the University Student Union. It's an opportunity to grab a bite to eat with my friends between classes and hang out outside." — Georgeanna Octaviano, kinesiology
 
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Tile stating that in 2020, C-SUN's in-state costs were $10,000
Tile stating that in 2020, C-SUN's nonresident costs were $16,500

FAQ

Where can I find the latest CSUN updates, such as those regarding virtual and on-campus instruction?

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CSUN closely monitors information provided by state and local officials. Visit Matadors Forward for updates about campus operations, health and safety measures, support services and resources available to the CSUN community and much more.

As a parent, how can I support my student while they attend CSUN?

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We know how important parents, guardians and mentors are to helping your student reach their academic goals at CSUN. Visit our Parents website for useful information about our university — including disclosures and policies, health, wellness and immunizations, student conduct and records, and the services provided by the Career Center — so you are better prepared to support your student while they attend CSUN.

What privacy protocols are in place to protect students’ academic and financial records?

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Student records are confidential and protected by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For more information about FERPA, visit Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records.

Only a student can legally authorize the university to release their student record and financial account information to a third party — this includes parents and guardians. For information about how to designate a third party to receive information about a student’s record, visit Release Authorization.

What kinds of majors does CSUN offer?

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CSUN offers more than 60 majors as well as 74 master's degrees, 3 doctorates and 17 teaching credential programs. Some of CSUN's most popular majors are Accountancy, Business Administration, Child and Adolescent Development, Cinema and Television Arts, Criminology and Justice Studies, Journalism, Kinesiology, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology and Sociology.

How much does CSUN cost?

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If you are a California resident and a full-time undergraduate student, tuition and fees cost about $3,700 per semester. If you are an out-of-state or an international student, the cost is about $8,409 per semester because of an additional nonresident tuition rate of $396 per unit. These estimates don't include expenses such as room and board, books and other classroom supplies, transportation or parking. Visit Cost of Attendance.

Is financial aid available?

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Nearly all CSUN students qualify for some form of financial aid. There are four basic kinds of aid: grants, loans, scholarships and work-study. Grants are generally awarded on the basis of financial need and do not need to be repaid, while loans do need to be repaid.

Is there financial assistance for out-of-state students?

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CSUN is a participating member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). Through WUE, eligible out-of-state students can expect to save almost $5,000 per semester to enroll in 15 units.

How do I get books and course materials for my classes?

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The CSUN Campus Store works directly with faculty to ensure the right materials are available to all students on Day One. In addition to the printed course materials offered at the store, students also have access to myCSUNDigitalAccess, a program that delivers required course materials digitally to students when they register for any participating courses.

What is student housing like at CSUN?

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CSUN’s on-campus housing has it all: apartments, housing for families, suites, dining halls, game rooms, pools, printing rooms, tutoring centers and sports courts — including basketball, beach volleyball and tennis. Student Housing and Residential Life exists to promote student development and academic success and to create a strong sense of community among all residents.

What are CSUN's learning facilities like?

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CSUN's equipment, facilities and instructional technologies are in line with the needs of the 21st-century student. Our students enjoy campuswide wireless connections, an expansive research library, with a Learning Commons, smart classrooms and a number of specialty facilities.

What technology resources does CSUN offer?

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From the CSUN Mobile App to Zoom, Information Technology offers students a wealth of technology resources, including software, cloud storage, a device loaner program, tutorials for the Canvas learning platform, access to LinkedIn Learning, and an in-person and online IT Help Center, and more!

What academic services does CSUN offer?

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The Learning Resource Center is the place to go for tutoring, supplemental instruction, test preparation and study strategies. Many departments — such as business, chemistry and mathematics — also offer their own tutoring and supplemental instruction courses.

Does CSUN have services for differently abled students?

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The office of Disability Resources and Educational Services facilitates alternative testing and note taking; provides alternate media, including Braille; arranges for assistive computer technology, and ergonomic chairs and tables for the classroom; and more.

CSUN’s National Center on Deafness provides specialized services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community, including note taking, American Sign Language interpreting; and assistance with CSUN admissions, orientation, academic advising, Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)/financial aid and more.

Are there leadership opportunities?

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Associated Students is the primary voice for our students — elections for those government positions occur every year. You also can run for an executive board position in any club or organization. Another option is to apply for a job on campus, such as resident advisor. In addition, most of our academic departments require you to complete an internship as part of your degree.

What kinds of clubs and organizations can I join?

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CSUN offers hundreds of clubs and organizations. Some are primarily for social purposes, while others bring together fans of various sports or revolve around academic interests, cultures, community service, and religion and spirituality. There are 38 fraternities and sororities on campus. If you don’t find a club that matches your interests, the Matador Involvement Center can help you start your own!

Which intercollegiate sports are played at CSUN?

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The men's teams include: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track and field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball

The women's teams are: basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), volleyball and water polo

CSUN's teams are part of the highly competitive Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association; 15 are members of the Big West Conference and three play in the Mountain Pacific Conference. Find upcoming games at Go Matadors.com.

What are some fun things I can do at CSUN?

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The University Student Union and Associated Students host exciting events throughout the semester, from social hours and game nights to huge festivals, celebrity appearances and concerts. The Soraya performing arts center offers award-winning music, theatrical and dance performances. The Student Recreation Center offers group classes, personal training and intramural sports. There's also the Oasis Wellness Center, offering wellness-focused services.

What is it like to be a CSUN student?

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No day is ever the same, but we wanted to capture the best parts. From academic resources to personal support — and from student housing to the state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center — see all that CSUN has to offer in our Life of a CSUN Matador video.

Is CSUN safe?

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Safety is a top priority at CSUN. Our Department of Police Services is an accredited law enforcement agency that patrols our campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you're walking on campus at night, our student-operated Matador Patrol offers personal security escorts.