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
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
California State University - Fullerton is ...
Public
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
48%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1120
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
$8,170/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,540/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,855/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,305/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,347/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,622/ year

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
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.286 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.286 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,105Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 175 responses
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  • Diverse
    39%
  • Commuters
    35%
  • Many commuters and ethnic diversity
    19%
  • Friendly and Welcoming for all ethnicities
    5%
  • Commuters of varying ages
    2%
  • 20yrs old.>30+ yrs/ mainly white & latino
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.332 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.413 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 209 responses
Report
  • Commuter school
    43%
  • Business oriented and commuter school
    19%
  • If you need help ask! Don't be shy speak up.
    10%
  • Community Driven
    9%
  • Always there to help, wants you to succeed.
    6%
  • Endless Options
    6%
  • Helpfull
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.210 responses
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I love Cal State Fullerton because everyone including professors, students, and staff are extremely helpful and generous. Furthermore, there are numerous resources within the school such as the writing center, the library, and the student success center that are open and willing to help any student who is willing to go into them. The professors teach interesting classes with fair course loads and I have not yet experienced a professor who was not qualified or was unfair in their requirements. It is a great place to receive a wonderful education!
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California State University-Fullerton is a great university! To be honest, CSUF wasn't my first choice but after a few semesters, I grew to love this school. The atmosphere here is great!

Teachers:
CSUF has some of the nicest university teachers out there. The teachers here also seem to enjoy what they do, which provides an upbeat, positive atmosphere for the students to learn! They're all very helpful and try to help students understand the materials needed to pass the course.

Greek Life:
CSUF doesn't seem to care much about the Greek life. Everyone is friendly with one another and people in sororities/frats never discriminate against others, who aren't involved with the Greek life.

Parking:
The only downside is the parking, which always seems to run out by 9am! But there are other places CSUF allows you to park, such as Brea Mall or a church, which provides a free shuttle ride to and from CSUF.
Coming to CSUF from a small Latinx community was a huge culture shock, but it wasn't bad. Every single person I meet was so welcoming and enthusiastic to meet new friends and create new memories. The first day I didn't know where MCCarthy Hall was, so I approached to what seemed an older student and she told me exactly where it was and even walked me to the Hall! I never thought I would feel so comfortable being and interacting with people at CSUF. One of the things I would like to see it change is the food.. but just because I'm really picky, but other than that, the school is great.