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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  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 27,936 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cal State Fullerton acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 68% of students, Cal State Fullerton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,100.
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference

California State University - Fullerton Rankings

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Cal State Fullerton Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$8,274/ 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
$8,922/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

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.328 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.328 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,936Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,924
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 212 responses
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  • Diverse
    37%
  • Commuters
    30%
  • Many commuters and ethnic diversity
    24%
  • Friendly and Welcoming for all ethnicities
    6%
  • Commuters of varying ages
    2%
  • 20yrs old.>30+ yrs/ mainly white & latino
    1%
  • Outgoing
    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.374 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.455 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 251 responses
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  • Commuter school
    41%
  • Business oriented and commuter school
    17%
  • Always there to help, wants you to succeed.
    10%
  • If you need help ask! Don't be shy speak up.
    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
68%
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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CSUF is an amazing school with a very diverse student body, and amazing facilities that are accessible to all students! The library is quite impressive with it even having an online database for students to access anywhere. The facilities accessible to students are all covered in the tuition and one can enjoy everything from the Titan Student Union to the Titan Recreation Center or even the Arboretum! Professors at this university are amazing and will try to push students to their absolute maximum potential, with many professor becoming very influential role models and even connections for real world jobs and references!
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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.
My experience at CSUF Is great! As a very involved member of the performing arts department I am constantly being occupied with doing activities that I love the most and that would help me for my intended career. That is what makes the school as great as it is. The opportunities provided by school gives students such as myself, the chance to express who we are and what we love. CSUF is very accepting and inclusive towards the students background and identity, creating a safe space for students to gain an education. Of course, a great education must also come from great educators. The faculty are very understanding of their students and try to provide the best environment for students to learn. One thing that I would like to see more of is action against littering. There is too much trash being thrown onto CSUF beautiful campus and not reaching a trash bin. It would be nice to adopt a program that would help get rid of the waste more properly.