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California State University: Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

800 N State College Blvd

Fullerton, CA 92831-3547

www.fullerton.edu

Admission Office

PO Box 6900

Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

(657) 278-7788

Fax : (657) 278-7699

admissions@fullerton.edu

Contact : Terry Blom

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Large

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 4589

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : November 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 70.0%

Total undergraduates : 35,169

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 4,778

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 63.0%

Average financial aid package : $10,480.00

In-State Tuition : $6,953.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $18,833.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Nov 30

Priority application due : Oct 30

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : Apr 24

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 3

SAT subject score report due : Feb 3

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jun 6

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 2

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : Apr 27

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 25 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 70.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 89.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 25.0%
Communications/Journalism : 11.0%
Health Professions : 10.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Education : 5.0%
Engineering : 5.0%
Parks And Recreation : 5.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
American/United States Studies/Civilization B M
Asian-American Studies B
European Studies/Civilization B
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Biotechnology M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Managerial Economics B M
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce B M
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B M
Finance, General B M
Insurance M
International Business/Trade/Commerce B M
Management Science B M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B M
Taxation M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Advertising B
Journalism B
Public Relations/Image Management B M
Radio and Television B M
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B M

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B M
Information Technology B M

Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education M
Community College Administration B
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services B M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Educational Leadership and Administration, General B D M
Educational/Instructional Technology B M
Elementary Education and Teaching B M
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration B M
Music Teacher Education B M
Reading Teacher Education B M
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Special Education and Teaching, General B M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor B M

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General B M
Computer Engineering, General B
Computer Software Engineering M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B M
Engineering, General B
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering M
Mechanical Engineering B M
Operations Research B M
Systems Engineering M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Comparative Literature B
French Language and Literature B
Japanese Language and Literature B
Linguistics B M
Spanish Language and Literature B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B M
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General B
Nursing Practice B D
Public Health, General B M
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B M
Mathematics, General B M
Statistics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B M
Geochemistry M
Geology/Earth Science, General B M
Physics, General B M

Psychology
Clinical Psychology B
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General B
Public Administration B M
Social Work M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B M
Economics, General B M
Geography B M
Political Science and Government, General B M
Sociology B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B M
Art/Art Studies, General B M
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B M
Fine/Studio Arts, General B M
Music Performance, General B M
Music, General B M
Playwriting and Screenwriting B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Honors Program

Internships

Cooperative Education

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

2000 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Large

Unique Facilities : molecular structure center, anthropology museum, arboretum, grand central art center, herbarium, speech, language/hearing clinic, foreign language laboratory, sport and movement institute, institute of gerontology, institute for molecular biology and nutrition, demographic research center, social science research center, CA public archeology center

Geographic Location : 30 miles from Los Angeles.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 35,169

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 4,778

Degree-seeking undergrads : 34,921

Graduate enrollment : 5,270

Student General Information

All students average age : 24

Full time students average age : 23

In state students : 99.0%

Out of state students : 1.0%

Part Time students : 18.0%

Percentage of males : 43.0%

Percentage of females : 57.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 21.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 46.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 18.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 6.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

1.0% Men who Join Fraternities

2.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Daily Titan

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 27.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 2.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $350.00

Housing deposit due : Apr 24

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Titans

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

NCAA Division I

Club

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Economically disadvantaged students services

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 50,105

Admitted : 26,398

Enrolled : 4,778

Somewhat selective 53.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Geographical Residence

Standardized Test Scores

State Residency

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

State test(s) : CSU Entry Level Mathematics (ELM), CSU English Placement Test (EPT)

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

SAT or ACT required for all first time freshman applicants.

A note from the college

Eligibility index consisting of a combination of high school GPA and SAT or ACT score.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 22.0%

Top Quarter : 63.0%

Top Half : 93.0%

Bottom Half : 7.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 37.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 20.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 6.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 3.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 27.0%

500 - 599 : 54.0%

400 - 499 : 17.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 4.0%

600 - 699 : 25.0%

500 - 599 : 55.0%

400 - 499 : 15.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 3.0%

24 - 29 : 25.0%

18 - 23 : 55.0%

12 - 17 : 17.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 29.0%

18 - 23 : 43.0%

12 - 17 : 24.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 19.0%

18 - 23 : 48.0%

12 - 17 : 25.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: We encourage the use of AP and IB test credits. There are no limits to the number of units accepted. Other types of credit by examination are limited to 30 units. This category includes all other types of examinations, e.g. IB challenges of individual courses, CLEP, etc.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Science Lab

2

0

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

2

3

Academic Electives

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 96.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 26.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

520 - 600

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

510 - 600

ACT Composite

19 - 24


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: AP credits are used Only if the student is deficient in the required number of college prep high school courses.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 103

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

ART 104

All

Art History

3

6

ART 201A & Electives

All

Biology

3

6

BIOL 101/L & Electives

All

Calculus AB

3

3

--

All

4

4

MATH 150A

All

Calculus BC

3

6

MATH 150A & Electives

All

4

8

MATH 150A & 150B

All

Chemistry

3

6

CHEM 100/L & Electives

All

4

6

CHEM 120A & Electives

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

10

CHIN 101 & 102

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CPSC 120

All

5

6*

CPSC 120 & 121

All

Computer Science Principles

3

6

CPSC 120 & 223H

All

Drawing

3

3

ART 107A

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

ENGL 101 & 105

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

ENGL 101 & 200

All

Environmental Science

3

4

GEOL 101/L

All

European History

3

6

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

10

FREN 101 & 102

All

German Language and Culture

3

10

GRMN 101 & 102

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 160

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

10

ITAL 101 & 102

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

JAPN 204 & Electives

All

Latin

3

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 202

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 201

All

Music Theory

3

6

MUS 101 & Electives

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHYS 211/L

All

Physics 2

3

4

Transfer B1 & B3

All

Physics B

3

4

Transfer B1 & B3

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

Transfer B1 & B3

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

Transfer B1 & B3

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 101

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

10

SPAN 101 & 102

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

8

SPAN 102 & 203

All

5

6

SPAN 204 & 214

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 120

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POSC 100

All

United States History

3

6

HIST 180 & Electives

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIST 110A & 110B

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

Calculus with Elementary Functions

48

3

Chemistry

48

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 96.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 77.0%

% Judged to have need : 90.0%

% that were offered aid : 87.0%

% that had need fully met : 12.0%

% of need met : 63.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $10,480.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,512.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $9,710.00

Avg need-based loan : $2,863.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $7,665.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 2

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jun 6

Respond By Date : Apr 27

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Kelly England

Financial aid office phone : (657) 278-3125

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): --

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $396.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$6,953.00

$6,953.00

$6,953.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$18,833.00

$18,833.00

$18,833.00

Room and board:

$16,296.00

$15,150.00

--

Books and supplies:

$2,002.00

$2,002.00

$2,002.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,480.00

$1,480.00

$1,480.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,544.00

$1,544.00

$1,544.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$28,275.00

$27,129.00

$11,979.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$40,155.00

$39,009.00

$23,859.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 60

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 25,400

Transfers admitted percentage: 40.0%

Transfers admitted: 10,331

Transfers enrolled percentage: 16.0%

Transfers enrolled: 4,130

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 97.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 3.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

If fewer than 60 credits being transferred, high school transcript and test scores required. Minimum GPA for transferring California residents is 2.0; minimum GPA for transferring non-California residents is 2.4.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $55.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $17,642.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $16,296.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $15,150.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $396.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $2,264,310.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 417

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser