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 59% acceptance rate ranking it #55 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,646 out of 17,920 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 68 percent. California State University Fresno typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% 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 SAT96%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1180|
|Average SAT Score||1090|
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 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #65 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 96 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|
|1180 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1085 to 1180||Avg +||59%-71%|
|990 to 1085||Avg -||46%-59%|
|895 to 990||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 895||Low||<33%|
California State University-Fresno ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT38%
|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||23|
|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 #63 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Fresno.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>71%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||59%-71%|
|16 to 19||Avg -||46%-59%|
|13 to 16||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 13||Low||<33%|
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 #47 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 59% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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)||32%||32%||32%|
Applications are DueNov 30, 2019
Days left to Apply68
Applicants have 68 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Nov 30, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to California State University-Fresno before the Nov 30 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
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.