California State University - Fullerton

4,168 reviews
  1. Fullerton, CA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
California State University - Fullerton is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Big West Conference
Address
800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831

California State University - Fullerton Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$5,542/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,364/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,206/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,537/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,858/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,550/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.275 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.278 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.278 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,762Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 167 responses
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  • Diverse
    39%
  • Commuters
    36%
  • Many commuters and ethnic diversity
    19%
  • Friendly and Welcoming for all ethnicities
    4%
  • 20yrs old.>30+ yrs/ mainly white & latino
    1%
  • Commuters of varying ages
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.324 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.405 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 201 responses
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  • Commuter school
    44%
  • Business oriented and commuter school
    19%
  • Community Driven
    9%
  • If you need help ask! Don't be shy speak up.
    9%
  • Endless Options
    6%
  • Always there to help, wants you to succeed.
    5%
  • Helpfull
    2%

After California State University - Fullerton

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.210 responses

Reviews

4,168 reviews
  • Excellent
    611
  • Very Good
    1655
  • Average
    1606
  • Poor
    203
  • Terrible
    93
It is a college situated in Orange County, CA. Near Disneyland. It is a very large campus with so much diversity and everyone is very friendly. My first year was awkward for me being away from home but there are so many clubs, organizations to get involved with that once involved you have so many things to keep you busy. I feel that I have grown so much in my two years tremendously and being more open to new things and campus and community involvement. Community involvement is what Fullerton thrives on for their student. Get involved! I've grown as a student and as an individual thanks to all the help that is here for the taken and the people who really want you to succeed.
  • Sophomore
  • 15 days ago
So far, my experience at CSUF has been amazing! I enjoy the people here, the academics aren't perfect but a lot of the teachers do try and work with students on the material. The student organizations on campus are phenomenal, always making sure to try and involve everyone on campus with the activities they plan. Overall, the school itself is amazing, the campus is beautiful, and I could not love Fullerton more!
  • Freshman
  • 3 months ago
The cost of living on campus is close to a fortune and definitely not worth it. The dorms have just enough space but I do wish there was more. My room faces the freeway so I cannot open my window without it being incredibly noisy. Our air conditioning system is motion sensored, so at night it turns off! It can get pretty stuffy in there. We have an active room on our floor which is always filled with people and they are pretty friendly, we watch TV, talk, eat, and just unwind. The walk from main campus, however, is pretty long, I need at least 20 minutes before class starts to leave, and find a decent seat. I thought the Gastronome food would be stellar, considering that the meals are $10 each. Maybe I was spoiled with my mom's amazing home cooked meals, but the food there makes me go, "meh." Breakfast is always the same. Lunch and dinner is okay, it switches up pretty much everyday. Although, I felt like lunch was made pretty late, I usually eat around 11:00am and it is never ready. On weekends, the Gastronome is pretty much shutdown with sandwiches being your only option, so I usually make arrangements elsewhere. Best food options include the tacos and sandwhiches and the worst is any kind of meat, because it is super dry and really salty!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 15 2016