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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Cal State Fullerton is an above-average public university located in Fullerton, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,475 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cal State Fullerton acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 66% of students, Cal State Fullerton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,100.
About California State University - Fullerton...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference
Address
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831
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California State University - Fullerton Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1020-1180
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$8,562/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,436/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.275 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.314 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.314 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,475Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,687
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 203 responses
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  • Diverse
    37%
  • Commuters
    31%
  • Many commuters and ethnic diversity
    22%
  • Friendly and Welcoming for all ethnicities
    5%
  • Commuters of varying ages
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • 20yrs old.>30+ yrs/ mainly white & latino
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.360 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.441 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 237 responses
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  • Commuter school
    43%
  • Business oriented and commuter school
    17%
  • If you need help ask! Don't be shy speak up.
    10%
  • Always there to help, wants you to succeed.
    9%
  • Community Driven
    8%
  • Endless Options
    6%
  • Helpfull
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.210 responses
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Throughout my education journey, I’ve completed many online courses and have passed with A grades. Comparing these courses to on-campus courses, I have found in my observations that I learn more effectively and efficiently with an online instructor. As a part-time student and employed full-time as an Administrative Manager, California State University Fullerton offers flexibility which is very important to my schedule and is suitable to my situation in achieving my Bachelor’s degree. California State University Fullerton offers an online program that is achievable for full-time employees, stay-at home Moms, etc., or all!

I would like to see this amazing program offered in a little less expensive courses, although I understand the reason why it's offered at the price it is.
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Overall, I love CSUF. I love how diverse and inclusive the campus is. Also, as a woman in STEM, I appreciate the resources and field trips made available to me by WiSCE (Women in Computer Science and Engineering) and the school outreach to encourage young girls to pursue a future in STEM. I would love to see a SWANA (Southwest Asian/North African) resource center added to the existing resource centers under DIRC (Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers) to represent them among the other ethnic groups and provide equal opportunities to resources like directing them to jobs, internships, scholarships applications and creating cultural and networking events specific to them! In addition, if the Gastronome can reduce their cost for students outside of the housing, that would allow all CSUF students to get balance healthy meals during the day rather than the fast food foodcourt otherwise available. Also, parking is bad, expensive passes and it's a commuter school!
I went to school at CSUF during the 2000’s. I got my undergrad and AA done down the street at Fullerton College but went to Cal State Fullerton from 06-09 and I loved it! Super chill environment, cool people and stuff going on and just easy going place. I graduated with a bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Unfortunately I hate to say it but my degree has not really gotten me anywhere in the field. If anything I feel the knowledge I learned from school helped me get where I am in life. Using psychology in life and especially in work is very helpful in your success. I may make only 41k a year but I like my job working with clients (work in the dental industry in customer relations).

I don’t regret one bit going to CSUF though. I grew up in OC my whole life and it was kinda cool to finish up school there as well haha. I had enough friends that went elsewhere in the state I could go visit/party there.