Cal State Fullerton Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into California State University Fullerton
How hard is it to get into Cal State Fullerton and can I get accepted? The school has a 43% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 22,317 out of 51,415 applicants were admitted making Cal State Fullerton a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. California State University Fullerton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Cal State Fullerton SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT93%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1040|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Fullerton?
California State University Fullerton typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 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|
|1220 and Above||Good||>56%|
|1130 to 1220||Avg +||43%-56%|
|1040 to 1130||Avg -||31%-43%|
|950 to 1040||Reach||21%-31%|
|Less than 950||Low||<21%|
Cal State Fullerton ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT31%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. 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. The school ranks #53 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Fullerton.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>59%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||43%-59%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||33%-43%|
|17 to 19||Reach||24%-33%|
|Less than 17||Low||<24%|
Avg. High School GPA3.48
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #43 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Cal State Fullerton will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||22%||20%|
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Fullerton 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=110565 IPEDS survey data for California State University Fullerton.
Frequently Asked Questions
93% of students submit their SAT scores to Cal State Fullerton. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
43% of those who apply are granted admission to Cal State Fullerton. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1220. 93% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.