California State University, Nothridge

Category: Large public | State: California

About California State University, Nothridge

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a vibrant, diverse community of 42,000 students and 4,000+ faculty and staff. It is sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. As one of the nations largest single-campus universities, CSUN encourages students to combine academic pursuits with hands-on experience.

STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

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Academic Policies & Compliance

Admissions & Orientation

Culture & Commitment

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduation & Career

Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend California State University, Nothridge

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) values our military connected students and we strive to provide them with the best services to support and encourage the achievement of their academic, personal, and professional goals. We provide support to military connected students through a variety of services and opportunities with the Veterans Affairs Office, Veterans Resource Center, Student Veteran Organization, and co-ed Veteran Fraternity. in addition, our student advisory committee comprised of dedicated faculty, staff and local community members regularly collaborate to assess and improve the effectiveness of our program.


Top Degrees

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $6,582 $9,186 $7,848 $10,452
Fees N/A N/A N/A N/A
Room $10,272 $10,272 $10,272 $10,272
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $18,454 $21,058 $19,720 $22,324
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • ACT or SAT test score requirements waived for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Participates in the Veterans Upward Bound program
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Commitment incorporated into the institution’s mission, vision and values
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes