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California State University-Fullerton

Fullerton, CA, USA
3.63 Average Rating

California State University-Fullerton is a 4-year public research institution in Orange County and a campus of the Cal State system. Cal State Fullerton has the largest student body out of any California State University school and has been designated an Hispanic-serving Institution. The Fullerton campus features eight colleges offering bachelor’s degree programs in 109 fields of study. For sports fans, Cal State Fullerton fields 14 men’s and women’s athletic squads including a baseball team that frequently appears in the College World Series.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
46%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision December 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2019
Other June 30, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
38%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1096
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
40,905
Total Number of Undergrads
35,162
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20%
20-39 Students
55%
40-99 Students
21%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
17%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
25:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,737
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,886
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,766
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,898
Books and Supplies
$2002

Aid & Grants

0
100
61%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,436
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,900
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,363

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
32%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,594
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$157
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
325
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
6%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tuffy
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Orange
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
56%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Fullerton is a great school, that makes you feel welcomed. There are various ways to become involved. It has very friendly and approachable professors.
Jessica from Whittier, CA
Fullerton is a beautiful campus that is quite small. Everyone at CSUF is very friendly and it is a great environment to be in.
Cinthia from Los Angeles, CA
if you are an incoming freshman, i highly suggest you live on campus for the best college experience. if you wana find a roommate that works well with you instead of letting it be random, you should check out roomsurf . com thats how i met my roommate and we've been best friends for the past 3 years :)
Brittany from Coronado, CA
There is a wide variety of things to do and people to meet. Everyone is very helpful with whatever you need. The campus is also in a great location for restaurants and fast food places, so that's a plus.
Brittney from Las Vegas, NV
The college is in a commuter type of college so most people there do not live on the dorms. However, the people that I have met at this college are really nice and the academic advisers (at least for my major) are extremely helpful. The only con I say is that if you don't live on campus or you live very far from the school, like I do, you miss out on networking opportunities.
Jazmin C.