California State University, Fullerton

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School Overview

California State University, Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton or CSU Fullerton) is a large public school in Fullerton, CA. Only California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have larger student bodies.

General Information

Admission Office

800 North State College Boulevard, Langsdorf Hall-114

Fullerton, CA 92831-6900

(657) 278-2370

Fax: (657) 278-2356



Contact: Nancy Dority

Assistant Vice-President of Enrollment Services
Main Address

800 North State College Boulevard

Fullerton, CA 92831-3599

(657) 278-2011

www.fullerton.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 31,428

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,697

Degree-seeking undergrads: 29,868

Graduate enrollment: 5,568

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 60%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,342 $3,650 $4,662 $4,858 +4.20%
Books and Supplies $1,238 $1,568 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,440 $8,722 $9,082 $9,632 +6.06%
Other $3,398 $3,800 $3,800 $3,900 +2.63%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,792 $10,872 $11,124 $11,430 +2.75%
Other $3,416 $3,900 $3,900 $4,000 +2.56%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,418 $17,740 $19,182 $20,010 +4.32%
In-state Off Campus $17,788 $19,990 $21,324 $21,908 +2.74%
In-state with Family $4,580 $5,218 $6,300 $6,478 +2.83%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,361 52%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,847 41% $13,310,302 $7,206
• Federal grants 1,368 30% $5,771,777 $4,219
• Pell grants 1,368 30% $5,114,166 $3,738
• Other federal grants 918 20% $657,611 $716
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,468 32% $3,151,445 $2,147
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,431 32% $4,387,080 $3,066
Student loan financial aid 959 21% $3,794,565 $3,957
• Federal student loans 949 21% $3,415,899 $3,599
• Other student loans 51 1% $378,666 $7,425

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 6294 1395 7
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 93 16
American/united States Studies/civilization 44 16
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 22
European Studies/civilization 3
Latin American Studies 6
Women’s Studies 18
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 194 13
Biochemistry 51
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 143 13
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1790 196
Accounting 40
Business Administration and Management 1734 139
International Business/trade/commerce 56
Taxation 17
Communication and Journalism Programs 941 30
Radio and Television 179
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 762 30
Computing and Information Sciences 39 56
Computer Science 39 49
Information Technology 7
Education 388 377 7
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 76
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 388
Education 279
Educational Leadership and Administration 7
Educational/instructional Technology 22
Engineering 99 158
Civil Engineering 51 40
Computer Engineering 4
Computer Software Engineering 65
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 23 43
Mechanical Engineering 21 10
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 213 51
English Language and Literature 161 40
Rhetoric and Composition 52 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 64 21
French Language and Literature 3 4
German Language and Literature 1
Japanese Language and Literature 16
Linguistics 9 8
Spanish Language and Literature 35 9
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 178 143
Athletic Training/trainer 5
Communication Sciences and Disorders 67 29
Public Health 15
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 106 99
History 126 16
History 126 16
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 249
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 249
Human Services 21 56
Public Administration 21 37
Social Work 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 260
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 260
Mathematics and Statistics 47 28
Mathematics 47 28
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 15
Gerontology 14
Natural Sciences 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 25
Environmental Science 25
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 254 36
Health and Physical Education/fitness 254 36
Physical Sciences 38 21
Chemistry 15 10
Geology and Earth Science 12 5
Physics 11 6
Psychology 386 33
Psychology 386 33
Social Sciences 500 67
Anthropology 49 14
Economics 43 5
Geography 30 10
Political Science and Government 129 20
Sociology 249 18
Visual and Performing Arts 414 37
Art/art Studies 71 5
Dance 7
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 75 7
Fine/studio Arts 221 9
Music Performance 16 14
Music 24 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian American Studies B
European Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B
Travel/Tourism Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Technology B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Music Teacher Education B

Engineering

Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Operations Research B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B
Prenursing B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B
Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

California State University-Fullerton Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(657) 278-4749
Website:www.fullerton.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.csumentor.edu/
Address:800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:40,235
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:25 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:27,493 (68% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,560
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,720
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:74%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,471

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

California State University-Fullerton Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at California State University-Fullerton.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies51
Biological and Biomedical Sciences22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services23
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12
Education13
Engineering56
English Language and Literature/Letters22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics52
Health Professions and Related Programs531
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences43
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions32
Social Sciences55
Visual and Performing Arts66
Grand total56491

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at California State University-Fullerton.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Education1
Engineering2
Social Sciences1
Grand total24

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at California State University-Fullerton and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,560
Out-of-state$17,720
Books and supplies$1,898

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,826
Out-of-state$16,754

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,16874%
Grant or scholarship aid2,92868%$8,471
Student loan aid1,34331%$5,601

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid21,29564%$7,999
Federal student loans9,96430%$6,151

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for California State University-Fullerton. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled California State University-Fullerton students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants44,49318,57825,915
Percent admitted100%44%51%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%10%10%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

California State University-Fullerton Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment40,235
Undergraduate enrollment34,576
Graduate enrollment5,659

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

California State University-Fullerton Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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