California State University, Fullerton

by TBS Staff

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  • California State University’s tuition is 32% below the national average.
  • CSUF graduates earn 36% more than the national average.
  • Transfer students flock to CSUF more than any other public college in California.


California State University, Fullerton enrolls 39,774 students in 56 undergraduate and 54 graduate programs administered by nine colleges and departments. Students study on a 241–acre campus in Orange County, California.

For 15 of the last 18 years, community college students from California have transferred to CSUF more than any other public college in the state. CSUF offers bachelor’s degree completion programs that address the needs of transfer students, working professionals, and military personnel. CSUF also offers six professional development programs online. Students complete degrees and certificates asynchronously for maximum flexibility.

California State University Fullerton Statistics

Public/Private Public
Acceptance Rate 43.4%
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 80.9%
Graduation Rate 25.5% in four years; 67% in six years
Required Standardized Test(s) SAT or ACT for undergraduates; GRE or GMAT for graduates
Accreditation WASC Senior College and University Commission
Date Founded 1957
Athletics NCAA Division I
Mascot Tuffy the Titan (elephant)
Colors Blue, white, and orange

California State University, Fullerton’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

California State University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).


Program Level Cost
Undergraduate $3,447 for 7+ credits
Graduate $4,164 for 7+ credits
Undergraduate and Graduate Out–of–State Add $396/credit


Admission requirements vary by program. First–year undergraduate applicants must submit school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Since CSUF does not accept lower–division credits, transfer students need at least 60 transferable credits.

Graduate applicants must submit official school transcripts and test scores — GRE or GMAT — as required by individual programs.

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Online Degrees Offered

Cal State Fullerton online offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in sociology, business administration, and humanities and social sciences. Its teacher education programs focus on professional development areas, including added authorizations for autism and postsecondary reading and learning.

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