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Fullerton, California

Cal State Fullerton Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into California State University Fullerton

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.7%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Fullerton
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Cal State Fullerton and can I get accepted? The school has a 46% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 20,943 out of 45,808 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. California State University Fullerton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% 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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Cal State Fullerton SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for California State University Fullerton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for California State University Fullerton
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1180

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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 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #46 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University Fullerton admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >59%
1175 to 1250 Avg + 46%-59%
1100 to 1175 Avg - 33%-46%
1025 to 1100 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1025 Low <23%
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Cal State Fullerton ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for California State University Fullerton
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for California State University Fullerton
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 #48 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Fullerton.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University Fullerton admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >62%
21 to 24 Avg + 46%-62%
19 to 21 Avg - 36%-46%
17 to 19 Reach 27%-36%
Less than 17 Low <27%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.48
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 #37 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California State University Fullerton students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 27% Good
3.25 to 3.50 29% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

61% of California State University Fullerton freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted California State University Fullerton students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

California State University Fullerton admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 26,562 19,246 45,808
Accepted 13,090 7,853 20,943
Acceptance Rate 49% 41% 46%
Enrolled 2,741 1,696 4,437
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 22% 21%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University Fullerton and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California State University Fullerton Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
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 Fullerton
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=110565 IPEDS survey data for California State University Fullerton.