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Cal State Fullerton Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

41.9%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Fullerton
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Cal State Fullerton? The school has a 42% acceptance rate. Last year, 17,515 out of 41,841 applicants were admitted making Cal State Fullerton a more competitive school to get into with a good 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.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1010-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for California State University Fullerton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for California State University Fullerton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Fullerton?

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University Fullerton admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
37%
ACT Scores for California State University Fullerton
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for California State University Fullerton
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cal State Fullerton?

Admission data indicates that Cal State Fullerton regularly accepts students with ACT's 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University Fullerton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness 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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.48
Typical High School Grades
B+

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's for admitted California State University Fullerton students
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

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Admission Statistics

California State University Fullerton admission statistics
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%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2017
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

California State University Fullerton Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at California State University Fullerton
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.