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: $3,272
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $6,200
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
CSUN is a 350-acre campus with a population of 35,000 students and 1,200 Faculty, including 79 Fulbright Scholars 335 full-time Professors. It is one of the largest schools in the California State University System and consists of eight schools - Arts 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. The Oviatt Library is advanced in technology.
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 wanting to attend CSU Northridge MUST BE VERY FLEXIBLE WITH THEIR CLASS CHOICE. 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!
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Comparative American Studies, Japanese Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Computer Graphics, Design, Drawing, Interior Design, Studio Art, Theater Art
Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Movement Studies, Sports Management/Administration
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, Home Economics
Criminal Justice: Criminology
Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology
Education: Child Development, English, French, Health Education, Home Economics, Physical Education, Spanish
Engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
English: Classical Studies, English, Literature
Environmental Studies: Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition
Foreign Language: French, German, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Latin, Spanish
General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Real Estate, Urban Planning
Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology
Hospitality and Tourism: Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management
Information Studies: Computer Science
Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Music/Jazz Studies
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies
Political Science: Political Science
Psychology: Child Psychology, Psychology
Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Management, Recreation Therapy
Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Social Science, Sociology
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Deaf Studies
Technology: Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
Figures are current as of 6/30/2014.
Important Notes: NSE Activity fee is subject to change for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
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 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:
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
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 http://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 include utilities.
Meal Plans Per Semester