California State University - Fullerton Overview
Located in Fullerton, California, California State University - Fullerton is a public institution. Fullerton is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is California State University - Fullerton Known For?
- Students at Cal State Fullerton have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Cal State Fullerton.
- In 2017-2018, 49% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Cal State Fullerton bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $47,200 a year. That's about 16% more than their peers at other schools.
California State University - Fullerton Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Cal State Fullerton has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Cal State Fullerton.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Cal State Fullerton has earned from around the web.
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|#42||Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#56||Best Colleges for Nursing||College Factual|
|#75||Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#124||Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management||College Factual|
Where Is California State University - Fullerton?
Contact details for Cal State Fullerton are given below.
|Address:||800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831-3599|
How Do I Get Into Cal State Fullerton?
You can apply to Cal State Fullerton online at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Cal State Fullerton
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Cal State Fullerton?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 41%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.
Average Test Scores
About 92% of students accepted to Cal State Fullerton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 510 and 590.
Can I Afford California State University - Fullerton?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cal State Fullerton, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $5,615 a year. That adds up to $22,460 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Cal State Fullerton is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
California State University - Fullerton Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 5,110 graduate students at the school.
Of the 28,820 full-time undergraduates at Cal State Fullerton, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Fullerton students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||535|
|Hispanic or Latino||13,276|
California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Fullerton. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 95 countries are represented at Cal State Fullerton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Kuwait.
Online Learning at California State University - Fullerton
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Cal State Fullerton has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Cal State Fullerton
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Fullerton was 12.0%. This is the #1,214 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Cal State Fullerton regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Cal State Fullerton majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||8%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||7%|
|Instructional Media Design||76%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Cal State Fullerton ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Cal State Fullerton.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Instructional Media Design||#62|
|Business Administration & Management||#387|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#480|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
California State University - Fullerton Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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