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California State University - Fullerton (CSUF)

800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA

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History

California State University, Fullerton opened its doors in 1959 in Orange County to 457 students. Since its founding the school has grown rapidly, expanding its offerings, student base and service area through an additional campus, art center and more. Cal State Fulelrton is the largest school in the CSU System, with enrollment reaching nearly 40,000 students. It is the third largest school in California after UCLA and CSU Long Beach. Fullerton is considered one of the best public institutions in the west and has been improving steadily.

Academics

Cal State Fullerton offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The goal of the school is to provide an affordable quality education to residents of California. The diversity in educational opportunities offered by CSUF ensures that students will find a major that suits their goals.

Programs offered:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Admission to Cal State Fullerton as freshmen is highly competitive due to there being more applicants than spaces available. Thus, the admission review is much stricter for freshman than the admission guidelines for non-freshman students. Students should review the minimum requirements as put forth by Cal State Fullerton for local residents, California State Residents, and out of state applicants to see if they exceed the minimum for admissions. Financial aid is available for eligible applicants. To determine the what awards an individual may be eligible for students should contact the financial aid office and submit all necessary forms as per the offices instruction.

Athletics

The CSU Fullerton Titans participate in the NCAA Division I as part of the Big West Conference.

Sports programs:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants CSUF accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to California State University - Fullerton.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Recommended

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English17 - 23
ACT ® Math18 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score18 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into CSUF

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at CSUF.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants33,565
Granted Admissions15,153 (45%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled3,912 (26%)

Student Enrollment

California State University - Fullerton has a total student population of about 36,000, with undergraduate students making up about 84% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $55 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $6,000-$7,200
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$20,560

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid58%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships45%$9,345
Receiving Student Loans26%$4,853

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, California State University - Fullerton may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of CSUF is close to 50%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years24%
Graduating in 6 Years12%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Nurse Midwifery Education Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Dance Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

California State University - Fullerton is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big West Conference)
  • Basketball (Big West Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big West Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Psychology

Education

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Security and Protective Services

Public Administration and Social Services

Health and Clinical Professions

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B, M)
  • Drama (B, M)
  • Art Studies (B, M)
  • Music (B, M)
  • Music Performance (B, M)
  • Dance (B)

English Language and Literature

  • English (B, M)
  • Rhetoric and Composition (B, M)

History

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering

Mathematics and Statistics

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, M)
  • Japanese Language and Literature (B)
  • Linguistics (B, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B, M)
  • German Language and Literature

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B, M)
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • Latin American Studies (B)
  • European Civilization Studies (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology (M)
  • Natural Sciences (M)

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