Tuition & Fees

$6,895

$16,399

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
53%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
24%
18-23
48%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
34%
18-23
44%
12-17
19%
30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
55%
12-17
14%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

24

students

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,317
Declined + 29,098
Total Received 51,415
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Public

34,751

undergraduate students

5,529

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communications
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4589
ACT 0355

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Location

School Facts

California State at Fullerton, founded in 1957, is a public university. Its 236-acre campus is located in Fullerton, 35 miles from Los Angeles.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 40,280
Established in 1957
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoA-NA (CoA-NA)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Fullerton, CA

236-acre, suburban campus in Fullerton (population: 140,392), 35 miles from Los Angeles; branch campus in Irvine. Served by bus and train; major airports serve Los Angeles; smaller airport serves Orange (20 miles). School operates transportation to satellite parking lots. Public transportation serves campus.

California State University, Fullerton
800 North State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
6%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
30%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
21 fraternities 5% of male students
 
9 sororities 2% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
53%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
24%
18-23
48%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
34%
18-23
44%
12-17
19%
30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
55%
12-17
14%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 30 (priority deadline)
November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Considered if submitted
SAT Reasoning only Required

Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,317
Declined + 29,098
Total Received 51,415

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Geographical residence
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Terrence Blom
Director of Admissions
P: 657 278-3100
F: 657 278-7699
admissions@fullerton.edu

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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
May 23

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 657 278-3125
F: 657 278-1595
fa@fullerton.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jessica Barco
Director of Financial Aid
fa@fullerton.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Archery, Bowling, Equestrian Sports, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Salsa Dancing, Skiing, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Archery, Bowling, Equestrian Sports, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Diving, Flag Football, Football, Handball, Kickball, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jim Donovan (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Meredith Basil (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big West Conference
Mascot
Tuffy
School colors
navy, orange, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biological Science
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Adolescent Development
Cinema/Television Arts
Civil Engineering
Communicating Studies
Communication Studies
Communications
Communicative Disorders
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Dance
Earth Science
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Electronic Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Financial Engineering/Risk Management
French
Geography
Geology
Gerontology
History
Human Services
Humanities/Social Sciences
Information Systems
Information Technology
Instruction
Instructional Design/Technology
International Business
Japanese
Kinesiology
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Religious Studies
Screenwriting
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Statistics
Taxation
Teaching Science
Theatre Arts
Women/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Communications
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science

40,280

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

34,751
students

Female
56%
19,570

Male
44%
15,181

14%

5,529
students

Female
63%
3,480

Male
37%
2,049

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

27,907
students

Female
57%
15,846

Male
43%
12,061

20%

6,844
students

Female
55%
3,724

Male
45%
3,120

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
44%
Hispanic/Latino
19%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

36%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Korea, South
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Pircher-Barnes, Christine
Director
(657)278-7113
cpircher@fullerton.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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