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How hard is it to get into Cal State Fullerton and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 26,398 out of 50,105 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 56 percent. California State University Fullerton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. California State University Fullerton is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Fullerton?
California State University Fullerton typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #42 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1200 and Above||Good||>66%|
|1115 to 1200||Avg +||53%-66%|
|1030 to 1115||Avg -||40%-53%|
|945 to 1030||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 945||Low||<28%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|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|
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 #49 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Fullerton.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>68%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||53%-68%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||42%-53%|
|17 to 19||Reach||33%-42%|
|Less than 17||Low||<33%|
What GPA do you need to get into California State University Fullerton?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Cal State 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Cal State Fullerton accepts 53% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||17%||19%||18%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2020.
The cost for prospective students to apply to California State University Fullerton is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Fullerton 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=110565 IPEDS survey data for California State University Fullerton.
93% of students submit their SAT scores to Cal State Fullerton. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
53% 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 1030 and 1200. 93% 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 19 and 24. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.