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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
    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

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
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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.292 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.292 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,994Undergrads
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 181 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • Commuters
    34%
  • Many commuters and ethnic diversity
    19%
  • Friendly and Welcoming for all ethnicities
    4%
  • Commuters of varying ages
    3%
  • 20yrs old.>30+ yrs/ mainly white & latino
    1%
  • Diverse
    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.338 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.419 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 215 responses
Report
  • Commuter school
    43%
  • Business oriented and commuter school
    19%
  • If you need help ask! Don't be shy speak up.
    9%
  • Community Driven
    9%
  • Always there to help, wants you to succeed.
    7%
  • 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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A lot of diversity! I commuted there from Los Angeles my first two semesters Monday - Friday. I have been meeting awesome individuals from different parts of the state. You get to really meet different kinds of personalities as well. Most professors are friendly and can be easy to approach. On finals week, there are many resources for students to ease there stress such as "puppy time" where students can pet adorable puppies to clear their mind and bring one joy. Although I have only been there for a year, I am enjoying the experience due to the self-growth I have been able to obtain. Like any college, the experience is up to the individual. You will most likely receive what you decide to make it as. The more you effectively invest in Cal State Fullerton, the more you will benefit from it.
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Cal State Fullerton provides many services to support their students. They have an excellent fitness center that includes pools and an indoor climbing wall. Classrooms are nice and well-kept and the campus is beautiful! However, their over-inflated administration causes a multitude of issues such as miscommunication, slow response times and less funding each year. Also, parking is always a struggle, as this is a commuter school. Despite this, the University is a lovely place to attend.
Very Good
1722
Average
1615
Poor
204
Terrible
93
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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!