The acceptance rate at Cal State Fullerton is 68%. It ranks #51 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Cal State Fullerton is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 30,733 out of 45,449 applicants were admitted.
The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent (SAT 1000/1180 ACT 18/23). California State University Fullerton typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.68. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Cal State Fullerton application fee is $70 and applications are due by Nov 30.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. California State University Fullerton 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||500|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1000|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1180|
|Average SAT Score||1090
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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 910. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. Cal State Fullerton 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.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #48 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Fullerton.
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What GPA do you need to get into California State University Fullerton?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Cal State Fullerton. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Fullerton was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 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 68% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||27.1%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||36.3%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||24.4%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||7.7%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||2.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.1%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
62% 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||21%|
|Top 25% of class||62%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||17%||18%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2022.
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.
68% of those who apply are granted admission to Cal State Fullerton. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1180. 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 18 and 23. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.