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California State University - Fullerton is a public institution situated in Fullerton, California. Fullerton is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

531 Undergraduate Degrees
540 Graduate Degrees
$30,357 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
46% Acceptance Rate

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California State University - Fullerton Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Cal State Fullerton has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cal State Fullerton.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is California State University - Fullerton?

Location of California State University - Fullerton

Contact details for Cal State Fullerton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Phone: 657-278-2593
Website: www.fullerton.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSUFofficial
Twitter: http://twitter.com/csuf

How Do I Get Into Cal State Fullerton?

You can apply to Cal State Fullerton online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Cal State Fullerton

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Cal State Fullerton?

46% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
92% Submit SAT Scores
Cal State Fullerton has a fairly low acceptance rate of 46%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 41%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to Cal State Fullerton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 510 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 510 to 590 )
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800
Cal State Fullerton received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford California State University - Fullerton?

$30,357 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cal State Fullerton is $30,357. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Cal State Fullerton, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $5,615 a year. That adds up to $22,460 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal State Fullerton is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California State University - Fullerton Undergraduate Student Diversity

28,820 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 35,335 undergraduate students at Cal State Fullerton, with 28,820 being full-time and 6,515 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Cal State Fullerton

There are also 5,110 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,820 full-time undergraduates at Cal State Fullerton, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Cal State Fullerton

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Fullerton students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Cal State Fullerton Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6,245
Black or African American 535
Hispanic or Latino 13,276
White 4,940
International Students 1,885
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,939

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Fullerton. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 95 countries are represented at Cal State Fullerton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Kuwait.

Online Learning at California State University - Fullerton

2,161 Took All Classes Online
14,294 Took At Least One Class Online
12.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Cal State Fullerton. In 2017-2018, 14,294 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cal State Fullerton has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Cal State Fullerton

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Fullerton was 12.0%. This is the #849 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cal State Fullerton regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cal State Fullerton majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational/Instructional Technology 76%
Instructional Media Design 76%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cal State Fullerton ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cal State Fullerton.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Instructional Media Design #62
Educational/Instructional Technology #62

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

California State University - Fullerton Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Early Childhood Education 531 0 0 0 531
General Education 0 0 275 0 275
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 144 0 144
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 68 0 68
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 24 0 0 24
Community College Education 0 1 0 15 16
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 0 13 13
TOTAL 531 25 487 28 1,071

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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