Admissions at the California State University takes place during Fall and Spring. Last fall saw an enrollment of about 38,391 students at California State University, Northridge. Out of these, around 29,000 were enrolled in an undergraduate program while 2,638 students took admission in graduate courses.
Students from over 100 countries apply for various programs offered by the California State University. The Northridge campus offers degrees in 133 disciplines and 84 master's degrees across nine academic colleges. It provides bachelor's, masters and doctoral degrees in varying fields.
Overall, 3.6% of the student body was from outside the US. The California State University offers the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) for international students which can help waive partial to the full tuition fee for international students.
|Application Portal||Cal State Apply|
|Application Fee (Fall 2020)||$70|
|Mode of payment||Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or PayPal|
|SAT Score||Not required|
|ACT Score||Not required|
|Faculty to Student ratio||26: 1|
|Intake||Fall and spring|
|Financial aid||Work-study available|
The application deadlines forundergraduate and graduate programs are :
|Semester||Application Deadline||Document deadline|
|Spring||October 31||November 15|
|Fall||May 31||June 15|
Some graduate/master’s programs may have different closing dates. Departmental deadlines should be confirmed by visiting their respective program pages.
Admission requirements for California State University as an international student
International applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for different programs at CSUN:
International office requires all foreign applicants to provide yearly records from each post-secondary college or institute attended along with the number of hours per semester given to each course, along with the record of grades received.
|English proficiency tests||Minimum Score (UG)||Minimum Score(PG)|
|IELTS||6.5 or higher||6.5 or higher|
Students who wish to study at an american college require an F1 or J1 visa. Admitted students will be issued the form I20 along with their letter of admission. International students must arrange an appointment with the local US Embassy/ Consulate to secure their F1 student visa. Following documents must be prepared for visa application:
Application Portal: All type of students can apply online at the university portal Cal State Apply
Application Fee: Currently 55 USD, will increase to 70 USD starting Fall 2020
All international freshmen must provide the following documents for admission at the California State University:
Application for admission at the California State University is a two-part process. Students must apply to both the University and the academic department. Applicants are only eligible when they meet both university and individual department eligibility requirements. Following requirements need to be met in order to be eligible for graduate programs at California State University Northridge:
|Requirements||MBA||MS Electrical Engineering||MA English||MA Fine Arts||MS Public Health|
|Deadline||Fall: May 1; Spring: October 1||May 1||Fall: May 1; Spring: November 1||February 10||April 1; Priority deadline: December 1|
|GRE/GMAT||GMAT Required||GRE Required||Not Required||Not Required||GRE Required|
|LOR||Required||Three Required||Not Required||Three Required||Required|
|Additional Requirements||Resume, minimum of 1-year professional work experience||Minimum GPA 2.5; SOP, Pre-requisite courses||SOP Not Required, Minimum GPA 3.0, official transcripts||Minimum GPA 3.0, minimum 12 units of art history, SOP, writing sample, portfolios||1 unofficial transcript, 1 official transcript, SOP, minimum GPA 3.0 to be exempt from GRE|
The applicants are required to submit documents like Letter of recommendations, Statement of purpose, GRE score, GMAT score according to courses chosen.
Applicants need to provide the name, organization, position and email of each recommender. They will be sent an email directing them to complete a supplementary form which need to be filled by all three of the recommenders.
California State University Northridge has limited financial aid for international student. However, it recommends all foreign students to avail monetary help from external sources which provide various scholarships and financial aid in the US.