California State University – Fullerton

Also known as Cal State Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA

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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.


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.


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

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Cal State Fullerton accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

California State University – Fullerton has a total student population of about 39,000, with undergraduate students making up about 85% 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 $7,900. 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 range estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,500-$6,600
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$19,960

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 Aid75%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships71%$8,161
Receiving Student Loans32%$5,609

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 Cal State Fullerton is close to 53%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years27%
Graduating in 6 Years13%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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

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 (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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