California State University-Fullerton
Fullerton, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
45,808
Students Applied
36%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
8997
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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
Winter 2020 term
June 30, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$55
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
91%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
Countries Represented
81
38%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1096
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
590
Reading
25th
510
75th
590
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
43%
3.50 - 3.74
29%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
21
Top 25%
68
Top 50%
96
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
1004
$30k - $48k
543
$48k - $75k
488
$75k - $110k
315
$110k+
366

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 657-278-2300
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Make sure to start your housing application as SOON as it comes out! Constantly call the school and departments about any question you have, they're there to help :)
Cinthia from Los Angeles, CA
Ratemyprofessors.com is a great website to go to before registering. This gives you a feeling about how the teachers are and which classes you should take. In my experience, it has been very accurate. Also, if you are entering as a Freshman, you take your school ID picture the day of orientation, and you also register for classes that day. It would be a good idea to choose the earliest orientation day you can so that you won't have to worry about classes being filled.
Lauren from Yorba Linda, CA
There is something here for everyone. It can seem overwhelming at first, but overtime it gets easier to handle the new social and academic environments. It is fun to be here.
Brittney from Las Vegas, NV
A huge tip for Prospective Students:
If you have the chance to, save your GE courses for last and handle all of the courses for your major. If you have a challenging major, your GPA might suffer. However, since the GE courses here are easy, this will boost your GPA drastically. I didn't do it when I started school and I really regret that I didn't focus on my major courses first and then worry about the GE courses later.
Jazmin C.
Sign up for a Freshman Program after you get accepted, because you will receive priority registration for your first semester and help you adjust better your first semester because you are enrolled in a University 100 class with helpful professors, mentors, and CSUF staff. Sign up for the Finish in Four program around October of your first semester because that enables you to have priority registration during your 4 years at this institution. Having priority registration is a big deal because it's very difficult to get the classes you need with the budget cuts (they cut lots of classes). Also, look your professors up on RateMyProfessor.com because having a good professor makes a BIG difference.
Janet
If you want to do well in classes, attend professors' office hours! They are very helpful and it allows for better one-on-one instruction. It's especially helpful if your class sizes are very large. It's not like in high school, where the teachers know your names and your work ethic. The only way you can get in good with the professors are to attend the office hours.
If you are having financial trouble, and would still love to attend college, I really recommend applying for the President Scholars Program. Besides getting a full ride, you also can get many perks like free parking passes, use of a laptop, and early registration-(which is SOOO important as a freshman). You can visit http://www.fullerton.edu/scholars/ for more information.
Jenny from Los Angeles, CA
If you are looking to dorm, the dorms are ridiculously spacious and fancy. The single dorms, while more expensive, let you have your OWN ROOM...so if you get home from class and need to unwind without your roomies bothering you, you can shut yourself up in your room and do homework or watch hulu. Both the doubles and singles have 2 bathrooms per suite, with a kitchen (with a stove, fridge, microwave, basically everything you need), and a furnished living room-- commodities that are not included in most college dorms that I've experienced. The singles have 4 bedrooms, and the doubles have 3 bedrooms. In the singles you will have 3 roommates with one in each bedroom, and in the doubles you will have 5 roommates with 2 in each room. Just make sure that you like your roommates -- I had roommate trouble last year, it was not fun one bit!
Ashley from Signal Hill, CA
It is so worthwhile to grow. Currently I am laid off with an incomplete BSN,very difficult to get another manager position without it in Southern Ca. Get this under your belt,and move on the MSN if you want to climb higher.
Linda from La Verne, CA