California State University - Fullerton: Statistics

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#736 of 14,131 In the World
#243 of 2,597 In North America
#216 of 2,496 In the United States
#19 of 249 In California
#1 of 4 In Fullerton
#160 of 1,028 For Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
Top50% For 139 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
59%
Aid receiving
79%
Undergraduates
35,600
Graduates
5,138
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

California State University - Fullerton Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

California State University - Fullerton has an acceptance rate of 59% and is among the top 20% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 59% 55% 63%
Applicants 45,140 18,427 26,713
Admissions 26,827 10,121 16,706
Freshmen enrolled full time 4,064 1,569 2,495
Freshmen enrolled part time 155 64 91

25,781 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,814 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Hispanic 19192 (47%)
Asian 8829 (22%)
White 7215 (18%)
Nonresident Alien 1993 (5%)
Two or more races 1527 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 1039 (3%)
Black or African American 842 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 73 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 10 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$9,215
Students receiving aid
79%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,742$7,176
Tuition in-state $5,742$7,176
Tuition out-of-state $17,622$16,680
Fee in-district $1,234$1,234
Fee in-state $1,234$1,234
Fee out-of-state $1,234$1,234

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 2,045
Combined charge for room and board $17,292
Room charge $12,918
Meal charge $4,374

California State University - Fullerton majors

California State University - Fullerton has granted 9,750 bachelor's degrees across 50 programs, 1,575 master's across 46 programs, and 67 doctorate degrees across 3 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at California State University - Fullerton.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 2,367 137
Psychology, General 776 21
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 744 23
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 544 37
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 510
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 373 50
Computer Science 307 89
Sociology, General 371 13
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 350
Public Health, General 299 26
Fine & Studio Arts, General 303 14
Human Services, General 291
Education, General 255
Mechanical Engineering 194 16
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 173 14
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 155 30
English Language and Literature, General 154 25
Radio and Television 177
Civil Engineering, General 116 45
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 161
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 159
History, General 117 25
Educational & Instructional Technology 129
Political Science and Government, General 118 9
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 109 3
Social Work 107
Mathematics, General 85 17
Art & Art Studies, General 88 4
Computer Engineering, General 49 30
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 53 20
International Business & Trade & Commerce 72
Economics, General 70
Public Administration 31 33
Information Technology 62
Computer Software Engineering 59
Biochemistry 53
Accounting 49
Music Performance, General 30 19
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 46
Anthropology, General 32 9
Music, General 33 5
Geography 33 3
American & United States Studies & Civilization 26 8
Physics, General 27 7
Spanish Language and Literature 33 1
Chemistry, General 26 6
Philosophy 30
Linguistics 18 11
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 28
Nursing Practice 26
Statistics, General 25
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 23
Dance, General 22
Community College Administration 18
Environmental Science 17
Gerontology 16
Taxation 15
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 14
Geology & Earth Science, General 12 1
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 12
Women's Studies 12
Playwriting and Screenwriting 9
Japanese Language and Literature 8
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 7
Religion & Religious Studies 6
French Language and Literature 5
Comparative Literature 2
Grand Total 9,750 1,575 67

California State University - Fullerton has a graduation rate of 71%, which is among the 22% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 71% 66% 76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 62%

Publications & Citations

California State University - Fullerton is a world-class research university with 13,940 scientific papers published and 259,230 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Biology, Political Science, Environmental Science, Medicine, Engineering, Law, Psychology, and Physics.

Publications
13,940
Citations
259,230

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
8,668 / 155,507
Computer Science
5,665 / 113,955
Biology
5,528 / 127,595
Political Science
5,173 / 95,612
Environmental Science
5,062 / 103,872
Medicine
5,029 / 107,834
Engineering
4,850 / 85,993
Law
4,845 / 92,139
Psychology
4,705 / 111,093
Physics
4,518 / 85,411
Sociology
4,503 / 85,813
Philosophy
4,295 / 76,372
Mathematics
3,852 / 83,738
Business
3,710 / 72,570
Chemistry
3,320 / 66,992
Quantum and Particle physics
2,906 / 59,129
Geography and Cartography
2,903 / 53,973
Economics
2,865 / 48,898
History
2,605 / 37,636
Geology
2,571 / 58,134
Statistics
2,433 / 59,770
Social Psychology
2,196 / 66,664
Ecology
1,978 / 47,789
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,967 / 36,510
Archaeology
1,960 / 32,322
Linguistics
1,944 / 38,779
Paleontology
1,902 / 47,274
Genetics
1,848 / 42,019
Art & Design
1,758 / 24,521
Biochemistry
1,710 / 41,697
Management
1,668 / 35,936
Psychiatry
1,582 / 36,578
Organic Chemistry
1,453 / 29,915
Materials Science
1,394 / 22,608
Pathology
1,378 / 30,579
Child Psychology
1,320 / 38,161
Machine Learning
1,301 / 29,164
Development Studies
1,243 / 21,280
Neuroscience
1,232 / 30,817
Finance
1,218 / 21,597

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 173 779
1991 200 797
1992 212 948
1993 185 1045
1994 175 1189
1995 217 1175
1996 192 1260
1997 189 1555
1998 183 1582
1999 193 1677
2000 166 2066
2001 182 2154
2002 224 2520
2003 265 2788
2004 253 3229
2005 278 3951
2006 300 4294
2007 352 5143
2008 393 6187
2009 378 7303
2010 402 8070
2011 425 9170
2012 460 10119
2013 404 11522
2014 482 12186
2015 553 12847
2016 542 13480
2017 576 13953
2018 622 14192
2019 658 17086
2020 770 20173
2021 838 25072
2022 601 21827
Academic rankings

California State University - Fullerton alumni

  1. Kevin Costner

    Kevin Costner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in California State University - Fullerton
    1973-1978 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in finance and marketing
    Occupations
    television actorvoice actorsongwriterguitaristsinger
    Biography

    Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, producer, film director, and musician. He has received various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

  2. Gwen Stefani

    Gwen Stefani
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterJapan Enthusiastfashion designeractorsinger
    Biography

    Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and actress. She is a co-founder, lead vocalist, and the primary songwriter of the band No Doubt, whose singles include "Just a Girl", "Spiderwebs", and "Don't Speak", from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as "Hey Baby" and "It's My Life" from later albums.

  3. James Cameron

    James Cameron
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1954-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    philanthropistfilm editortelevision producerinventorexplorer
    Biography

    James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker. A major figure in the post-New Hollywood era, he is considered one of the industry's most innovative filmmakers, regularly pushing the boundaries of cinematic capability with his use of novel technologies. He first gained recognition for writing and directing The Terminator (1984) and found further success with Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and the action comedy True Lies (1994). He wrote and directed Titanic (1997), Avatar (2009) and its sequels, with Titanic earning him Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing. A recipient of various other industry accolades, two of his films have been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

  4. T.J. Dillashaw

    T.J. Dillashaw
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    mixed martial arts fighter
    Biography

    Tyler Jeffrey Dillashaw is an American former professional mixed martial artist who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion.

All 95 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names Cal State Fullerton
CSUF
Founded 1957
Motto Vox Veritas Vita
Voice, Truth, Life
Colors blue, white
Academic calendar August to June (August - January; January-June)
Total FTE staff 2,808
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, California, 92831-3599
United States
City population 144,000
Phone 6572782593

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