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 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
Applicants Submitting SAT92%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
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 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.
|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%|
Cal State Fullerton ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT38%
|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 #48 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Fullerton.
|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%|
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 #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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
61% of California State University Fullerton 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||20%|
|Top 25% of class||61%|
|Top 50% of class||95%|
|Bottom 50% of class||5%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||22%||21%|
Applications were DueNov 30, 2018
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2018.
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.