If you want to apply to CSU Fullerton, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is November 30 and the application fee costs $70.
Application fees can add up, but some colleges have free applications and students who need them, may qualify for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply to CSU Fullerton for fall semester should hear back from CSU Fullerton by April 1.
The following is an overiew of some of CSU Fullerton's admissions stats.
|CSU Fullerton 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||20%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||10%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||1%|
These are the application deadlines for California State University, Fullerton.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
California State University, Fullerton may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with CSU Fullerton directly for more information about early applications.
For more information on transferring to California State University, Fullerton, contact the school directly.
CSU Fullerton has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does CSU Fullerton consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Very Important|
|State Residency||Very Important|
Make sure to check with CSU Fullerton for more information on admission factors.
To apply to CSU Fullerton, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with CSU Fullerton's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
Students admitted to CSU Fullerton have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At CSU Fullerton 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 59% were in the top 25% and 93% were in the top 50%.
At California State University, Fullerton, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||35.4%|
|3.50 and 3.74||38.7%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.4%|
|3.00 and 3.24||3.8%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1.5%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.2%|
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 Fullerton directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
CSU Fullerton does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
CSU Fullerton is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 10% of CSU Fullerton's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other CSU Fullerton applicants, you should aim to score between 935 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At CSU Fullerton 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 935, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CSU Fullerton students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of CSU Fullerton students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.
To be most competitive at CSU Fullerton, you should strive to earn between 16 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CSU Fullerton's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CSU Fullerton students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.
Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in CSU Fullerton during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Fullerton?
❌ Students who are admitted to CSU Fullerton must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does CSU Fullerton accept transfer credits?
✅ CSU Fullerton accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CSU Fullerton accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Fullerton?
✅ CSU Fullerton is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is CSU Fullerton's acceptance rate?
✅ CSU Fullerton has an acceptance rate of 59%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at CSU Fullerton?
🟨 CSU Fullerton may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
What is the early action acceptance rate at CSU Fullerton?
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Fullerton is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Fullerton is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At CSU Fullerton, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.77. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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