California State University-Fresno Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into California State University Fresno
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into California State University-Fresno and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #48 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,630 out of 18,476 applicants were admitted making California State University-Fresno a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. California State University Fresno typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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California State University-Fresno SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT97%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||920|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Average SAT Score||1020|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Fresno?
California State University Fresno typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #66 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 97 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1120 and Above||Good||>70%|
|1020 to 1120||Avg +||58%-70%|
|920 to 1020||Avg -||45%-58%|
|820 to 920||Reach||32%-45%|
|Less than 820||Low||<32%|
California State University-Fresno ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT34%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Average ACT Score||19|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into California State University-Fresno?
Admission data indicates that California State University-Fresno regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #67 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Fresno.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>70%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||58%-70%|
|16 to 19||Avg -||45%-58%|
|13 to 16||Reach||32%-45%|
|Less than 13||Low||<32%|
Avg. High School GPA3.33
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into California State University Fresno. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Fresno was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #54 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California State University-Fresno accepts 58% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||19%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||23%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||23%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
80% of California State University Fresno freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||15%|
|Top 25% of class||80%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||33%||34%||34%|
Applications were DueNov 30, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Fresno and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110556 IPEDS survey data for California State University Fresno.
Frequently Asked Questions
97% of students submit their SAT scores to California State University-Fresno. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
58% of those who apply are granted admission to California State University-Fresno. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1120. 97% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.