California State University-Fullerton Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Pollak Library at CSUF
Pollak Library at CSUF ( more photos). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

California State University-Fullerton (CSUF) is one of the more selective schools in the CSU system, with an acceptance rate of 46 percent. Students will need solid grades and standardized test scores to be accepted. After filling out an application for the Cal State system, choosing which campuses they are interested in, applicants can submit transcripts and supplemental materials directly to Fullerton.

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Admissions Data (2017)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

Cal State Fullerton Description

Cal State Fullerton is one of the largest universities in the California State University system. Established in 1957, this public university now offers 55 bachelor's and 50 master's degree programs. Business is the most popular program among undergraduates. The university's 236-acre campus is located in Orange County near Los Angeles. Explore the campus with this CSUF photo tour.

The school wins high marks for the diversity of its student body and the number of degrees awarded to minority students. In athletics, the CSUF Titans compete in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference.

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 40,905 (35,162 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44 percent male / 56 percent female
  • 81 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,850 (in-state); $18,730 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,948 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,642
  • Other Expenses: $2,902
  • Total Cost: $27,342 (in-state); $39,222 (out-of-state)

Cal State Fullerton Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79 percent
  • Cal State Fullerton Scholarships (
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72 percent
    • Loans: 32 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,436
    • Loans: $5,594

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Early Childhood Education, Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education, Human Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 2 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Track, and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country

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Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics