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Located in Fullerton, California, California State University - Fullerton is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Fullerton makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

$30,990 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
68% Acceptance Rate

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California State University - Fullerton Rankings

We have ranked Cal State Fullerton as #179 out of 1,358 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

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
#108 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#152 Best Teaching Bachelor’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
#6 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is California State University - Fullerton?

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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
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?

68% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
97% Submit SAT Scores
Cal State Fullerton has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 97% 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 500 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 500 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 500 to 590 )
200
800
Cal State Fullerton received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for California State University - Fullerton  ( 18 to 23 )
1
36

Can I Afford California State University - Fullerton?

$30,990 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Cal State Fullerton is $30,990. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cal State Fullerton, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $5,718 a year. That adds up to $22,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cal State Fullerton is 2.7%. 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

29,721 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 36,975 undergraduate students at Cal State Fullerton, with 29,721 being full-time and 7,254 being part-time.

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There are also 5,076 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 29,721 full-time undergraduates at Cal State Fullerton, 41% are male and 59% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6,432
Black or African American 584
Hispanic or Latino 14,364
White 4,867
International Students 1,631
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,843

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

39,292 Took All Classes Online
42,003 Took At Least One Class Online
410.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 42,003 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Cal State Fullerton

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at California State University - Fullerton was $6,437 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,597. The following table shows how Cal State Fullerton is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
General Education #21 #54
General Education #21 #54
Instructional Media Design #34 #82
Educational/Instructional Technology #34 #82

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 410.6%. This is the #138 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Cal State Fullerton regardless of major.

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 TOTAL
Community College Education 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
General Education 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
TOTAL 0

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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