California State University Fullerton GPA, SAT, and ACT Data

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California State University Fullerton Admissions Standards

Cal State Fullerton GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Cal State Fullerton GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) accepts less than half of all applicants, making it one of the more selective universities in the California State University System

Fullerton is an impacted campus, meaning that there are criteria which are applied to first-time freshmen depending on whether they are local, from out of the area, from out of state, and which major they select. The CSU system uses the Eligibility Index, which you calculate from your GPA for high school college preparatory courses and your SAT I or ACT. Majors with additional requirements include Nursing, Computer Engineering, Music, and Dance.

The middle 50 percent of first-time enrolled students in 2016 were:

  • SAT Critical Reading: 450 to 550
  • SAT Math: 470 to 570
  • ACT Composite: 19 to 24
  • ACT English: 18 to 24
  • ACT Math: 18 to 25

If you take the tests more than once, the highest score is used, but you can't mix the old SAT and the new SAT scores for a composite score.

How do you measure up at Cal State Fullerton?  Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Cal State Fullerton GPA, SAT, and ACT Graph

In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent accepted students. The majority of students who got in had GPAs of 3.0 or higher, SAT scores (RW+M) of 950 or higher, and ACT scores of 18 or higher. Higher numbers will obviously improve your chances, and note that the middle of the graph does have some red (rejected students) hidden behind the blue and green. Some students with grades and test scores on target for CSUF still get rejected.

Unlike the University of California System, the California State University admission process is not holistic. Except for EOP students, applicants do not need to submit letters of recommendation or an application essay, and extracurricular involvement is not part of the standard application. Thus, the reason why an applicant with adequate scores and grades would be rejected tends to come down to a couple factors such as insufficient college preparatory classes or an incomplete application.

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