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Cal State Fullerton Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Cal State Fullerton? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 17,515 out of 41,841 applicants or 42% were admitted making Cal State Fullerton a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. California State University Fullerton typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 24,233 17,608 41,841
Accepted 10,292 7,223 17,515
Acceptance Rate 42% 41% 42%
Enrolled 2,465 1,936 4,401
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 27% 25%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Fullerton and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Cal State Fullerton regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Fullerton.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 915. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1105 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1010 1200
SAT Reading 500 610
SAT Math 510 590
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 19 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >58%
21 to 24 Avg + 42%-58%
19 to 21 Avg - 32%-42%
17 to 19 Reach 24%-32%
Less than 17 Low <24%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >55%
1105 to 1200 Avg + 42%-55%
1010 to 1105 Avg - 30%-42%
915 to 1010 Reach 20%-30%
Less than 915 Low <20%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into California State University Fullerton. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Fullerton was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Cal State Fullerton will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 27% Good
3.25 to 3.50 29% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2016.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University Fullerton and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110565 IPEDS survey data for California State University Fullerton.