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Colleges / California State University, Fresno

California State University, Fresno

Fresno, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate58%
Acceptance Rate58%

CSU Fresno Admissions

If you want to apply to CSU Fresno, the regular decision application deadline is December 15 and the fee for the application costs $70.

CSU Fresno Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of CSU Fresno's admissions stats.

CSU Fresno 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

California State University, Fresno Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for California State University, Fresno.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes December 15 ––

Considering Applying Early to CSU Fresno?

CSU Fresno does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on California State University, Fresno Admissions

Transferring to California State University, Fresno

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to CSU Fresno

CSU Fresno has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into CSU Fresno?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at CSU Fresno

What does CSU Fresno consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important

Make sure to check with CSU Fresno for more information on admission factors.

CSU Fresno 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to CSU Fresno, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with CSU Fresno's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU Fresno?

CSU Fresno has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At CSU Fresno 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 80% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At California State University, Fresno, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to CSU Fresno directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

CSU Fresno does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

CSU Fresno does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to California State University, Fresno

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to CSU Fresno.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is December 15.

Transfer students can enroll in CSU Fresno during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

CSU Fresno Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Fresno?

❌ Students who are admitted to CSU Fresno must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does CSU Fresno accept transfer credits?

✅ CSU Fresno accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CSU Fresno accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does CSU Fresno accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ CSU Fresno accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Fresno?

✅ CSU Fresno is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is CSU Fresno's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for CSU Fresno is 58%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at CSU Fresno?

❌ CSU Fresno does not offer early decision.

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CSU Fresno Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into CSU Fresno? CSU Fresno is a less selective institution. The CSU Fresno acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.


CSU Fresno Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Fresno is Dec 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Fresno is Dec 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CSU Fresno ACT Scores


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CSU Fresno SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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CSU Fresno GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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