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California State University-Fresno Admission Requirements

Fresno, California

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Chances of getting into California State University Fresno

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
90%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Fresno
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into California State University-Fresno and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at California State University-Fresno is 90%.  It ranks #95 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. California State University Fresno is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 13,920 out of 15,448 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 77 percent (SAT 890/1100 ACT 16/21). California State University Fresno typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.12. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The California State University-Fresno application fee is $70 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. California State University Fresno is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

California State University-Fresno SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
890-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT 
97%
SAT Scores for California State University Fresno
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for California State University Fresno
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1000

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. California State University-Fresno ranks #63 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University Fresno admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1100 and Above Good >94%
995 to 1100 Avg + 90%-94%
890 to 995 Avg - 83%-90%
785 to 890 Reach 71%-83%
Less than 785 Low <71%
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California State University-Fresno ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
34%
ACT Scores for California State University Fresno
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for California State University Fresno
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

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 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #62 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Fresno.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University Fresno admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >95%
18 to 21 Avg + 90%-95%
16 to 18 Avg - 84%-90%
14 to 16 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 14 Low <76%
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California State University-Fresno GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.12*
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into California State University Fresno?

Applicants need about 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 3.12 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #84 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.12 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as California State University-Fresno accepts 90% of all applicants.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.12 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

80% of California State University Fresno freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted California State University Fresno students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 80%
Top 50% of class 100%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

California State University Fresno admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,092 6,356 15,448
Accepted 8,347 5,573 13,920
Acceptance Rate 92% 88% 90%
Enrolled 2,177 1,516 3,693
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 27% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
185

Applicants have 185 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to California State University Fresno is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University Fresno and what student information is used for admission decisions?

California State University Fresno Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
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 Fresno
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=110556 IPEDS survey data for California State University Fresno.

FAQs

Does California State University Fresno prefer SAT or ACT?

97% of students submit their SAT scores to California State University-Fresno. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into California State University Fresno?

90% of those who apply are granted admission to California State University-Fresno. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for California State University Fresno?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1100. 97% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for California State University Fresno?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 21. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.