California State University Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

California State University Fullerton, founded in 1957, is a public university. Its 225-acre campus is located in Fullerton, 35 miles from Los Angeles.

Website: www.fullerton.edu/

Public
Co-ed
34,751
Undergraduate
Students
(56.3%) 19,570 Women
(43.7%) 15,181 Men
5,529
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
43% of 51,415 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
December 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
569 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,044
Out-of-state: $17,548
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$11,193
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$14,965
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
993
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Fullerton Population
138,574
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
6% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tuffy Titan' the Elephant
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.0% Asian
1.9% Black/African-American
46.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
19.9% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students
6.1%
First-Year Students Returning
88.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
800 North State College Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Phone
(657) 278-7788
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@fullerton.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 15
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
43% of 51,415 applicants were admitted
Women
46% of 29,366 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 22,049 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
22,317 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,373 (25%) of 13,611 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,509 (29%) of 8,706 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.68
3.75 and Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
34%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
569 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
15%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
28%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
14%
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 68%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,044
Out-of-state: $17,548
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
$2,002
Other Expenses
$3,024
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 27
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001137
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,755 (86.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,816 (95.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,715 (84.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
433 (7.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$11,193
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,394 (80.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,555
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,046 (7.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,357
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 333 (28.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
211 (29.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,893

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
22,093 (52.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
19,976 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
19,182 (89.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,608 (95.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$10,978
Need-Based Gift
Received by 16,398 (90.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,108
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,932 (43.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,417
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,413 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
814 (3.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,961

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$14,965
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,573
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
164
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
307
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
276
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Human Services, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
993
Part-Time Faculty
1,153
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
36%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Biotechnology, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Analytics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Information Science
  • Insurance
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Organizational Management
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Risk Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Location and Setting


Fullerton Population
138,574
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
236 acres

Weather

Temperature
44.9 average low in January, 82.1 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Fullerton
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Fullerton

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
6% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tuffy Titan' the Elephant
School Colors
Blue and orange and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf   x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf   x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
archery, bowling, equestrian sports, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
archery, bowling, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, pan-hellenic council, american marketing association, lacrosse club, samaritans (volunteer service club), human services student association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
34,751
Women
19,570 (56.3%)
Men
15,181 (43.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
27,907
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
23.0% Asian
1.9% Black/African-American
46.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
19.9% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students.
6.1%
Average Age
26
All Graduate Students
5,529

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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