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California State University-Fullerton
Snapshot
Status
Public
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
1000-1180
ACT Range
18-23
Student/Faculty Ratio
41:1
Total Enrollments
42,051
Total Cost
$40,595
Net Average Cost of Attendance
$8,322
Main Address
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
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Rankings
Overall Scores
A-
Admissions & Acceptance
A-
Retention & Graduation
B
Instructors & Faculty
B+
Financial Resources

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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(657) 278-2593
Location
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Setting
Large Suburb
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Selectivity
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 42,051
Women 59%
Men 41%
Total Enrollments (2020) 42,051
Hispanic or Latino 46%
Asian 21%
White 19%
International (Non-Citizen) 6%
Multiracial 4%
Unknown 3%
Black or African American 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Native American 0%
Costs
In State Tuition (2020)
$5,742
Out of State Tuition (2020)
$17,622
Books
$1,150
On Campus Room & Board
$16,296

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Degrees
Total Awards (2020) 11,916
Bachelor's 85%
Master's 14%
Doctoral 1%
Certificate 0%
Total Awards (2020) 11,916
Education and Liberal Arts 25%
Business 23%
Human and Social Sciences 17%
Healthcare 10%
Engineering 6%
Mathematics and Science 6%
Art and Design 5%
Computer Technology 4%
Legal and Law 3%
Communication and Media 2%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Accreditation
Accreditation
Accredited By
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Specialized Accreditations
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
  • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Student Health and Counseling Center)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews
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3.8182 Based on 11 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A-
Activities and Groups
B+
Career Preparation

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4 Based on 7 Reviews
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3.9090909090909 Based on 6 Reviews
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Questions & Answers
Question
Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

If you listen to today’s top hits, you’ve probably hear music from Gwen Stefani and Adam Lambert who both attended CSUF. Other entertainment powerhouse alumni include Kevin Costner, TV writer and producer Marc Cherry and Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel. Big-time movie director James Cameron also attended the university.

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What is the campus setting like?
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Answered by: Universities.com

CSUF has the largest student population of the California State Universities. Drawing a majority of its students from Orange and LA Counties and the Inland Empire, Cal State Fullerton offers a large university experience close to home for many of its students. The campus has an urban feel, making the best use of space possible to accommodate for the large student population. Most building construction was led by artist and architect Howard van Heuklyn, who gave the campus its striking, futuristic architecture.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

CSUF offers two undergraduate degrees 100% online — a BA in sociology and a BA in business administration. Designed as bachelor’s completion programs, students are required to enter with roughly 60 transfer units from another university. Though the programs offer flexibility since there are not set classroom meetings, hard deadlines and due dates move cohorts along at a similar pace. Check out their online readiness checklist and online class demonstration to get a feel for what it’d be like to learn in an online environment.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

CSUF participates in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference with 13 national championships in eight different sports, the most successes coming from women’s gymnastics. With four national titles and dozens of alumni playing Major League Baseball, CSUF’s baseball team has national recognition. The CSUF Dance Team, with 12 national titles, currently holds the most national titles at the school.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
Answered by: Universities.com

CSUF is known for its specialty programs including kinesiology and communicative disorders. It is the only campus in California that offers a Master of Science in nursing with a concentration in school nursing. The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics is one of only five undergraduate business schools in California with an accreditation in accounting. Forbes has recognized CSUF as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation.