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California State University--Fullerton is a public institution that was founded in 1957. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,782, its setting is city, and the campus size is 236 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. California State University--Fullerton's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 31. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,626 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,786 (2012-13).
California State University—Fullerton (CSUF) is located in the center of Orange County, about 30 miles from Los Angeles. The school offers more than 50 undergraduate degrees and nearly 50 master’s programs, including those in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, the education school, and the highly ranked midwifery and anesthesiology programs in the nursing department. Outside the classroom, Cal State Fullerton students can explore more than 50 clubs, join a fraternity or sorority, or play in an intramural sports team. Many students also simply soak up the sunshine of Orange County, visit the beach nearby, and explore L.A.. For student athletes, CSUF offers several Division I varsity sports teams, which compete in various conferences. The school’s sports teams are called the Titans, and its mascot is an elephant named Tuffy Titan, who came to be after CSUF hosted a highly publicized intercollegiate elephant race in the 1960s. Notable Cal State Fullerton alumni include Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, who starred in Dances with Wolves and Field of Dreams.
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Learning is preeminent at California State University, Fullerton. We aspire to combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty, and staff work in close collaboration to expand knowledge. Our affordable undergraduate and graduate programs provide students the best of current practice, theory, and research and integrate professional studies with preparation in the arts and sciences. Through experiences in and out of the classroom, students develop the habit of intellectual inquiry, prepare for challenging professions, strengthen relationships to their communities and contribute productively to society. We are a comprehensive, regional university with a global outlook, located in Orange County, a technologically rich and culturally vibrant area of metropolitan Los Angeles. Our expertise and diversity serve as a distinctive resource and catalyst for partnerships with public and private organizations. We strive to be a center of activity essential to the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of our region.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to California State University--Fullerton, it's important to note the application deadline is November 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 15. The application fee at California State University--Fullerton is $55. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 46.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||46.7%|
|Application deadline||November 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 15|
The student-faculty ratio at California State University--Fullerton is 25:1, and the school has 21.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at California State University--Fullerton include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.0 percent.
California State University--Fullerton has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,782, with a gender distribution of 43.6 percent male students and 56.4 percent female students. At this school, 6.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 94.0 percent of students live off campus. California State University--Fullerton is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
California State University--Fullerton offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. California State University--Fullerton also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at California State University--Fullerton, 93 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at California State University--Fullerton.
|Students who have cars on campus||93%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At California State University--Fullerton, 58.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,350.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,626 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,786 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,097 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data