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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||890|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||1000
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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||21|
|ACT Math 75th||21|
|ACT Composite 75th||21|
|Average ACT Score||18
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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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.
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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||27%||27%|
Applicants have 185 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to California State University Fresno is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Fresno and what student information is used for 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.
97% of students submit their SAT scores to California State University-Fresno. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.