California State University-Fullerton (CSUF)

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CSUF can be found in Fullerton, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. CSUF enrolls around thirty six thousand students annually.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at this school. A score within the range of 920 - 1130 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the CSUF average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 50% of all applicant were admitted at CSUF, and from those that were granted acceptance about 25% continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the CSUF acceptance rate 2015 will be around 48%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CSUF Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for California State University-Fullerton was reported as 45.8% in Fall 2012 with over 38,900 college applications submitted to CSUF. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CSUF ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • CSUF Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into California State University-Fullerton?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into California State University-Fullerton, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California State University-Fullerton has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 59.6%
  • 2009-2010: 55.1%
  • 2010-2011: 45.1%
  • 2011-2012: 46.7%
  • 2012-2013: 45.8%
  • Projected CSUF Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 48.0%

How Does CSUF Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for California State University-Fullerton is twenty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona52.2%
California State University-Long Beach30.8%
University of California-Irvine42.4%
Azusa Pacific University79.9%
California State University-Los Angeles67.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CSUF (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math19 - 25
Composite Score19 - 24
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