Cal State Fullerton accepts a little over half of all applicants, making it one of the more selective universities in the California State University System. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent accepted students. The majority of students who got in had GPAs of 3.0 or higher, SAT scores (CR+M+W) of 1400 or higher, and ACT scores of 19 or higher. However, note that the middle of the graph does have some red (rejected students) hidden behind the blue and green. Some students with grades and test scores on target for CSUF still get rejected.
Unlike the University of California System, the California State University admission process is not holistic. Except for EOP students, applicants do not need to submit letters of recommendation or an application essay, and extracurricular involvement is not part of the standard application. Thus, the reason why an applicant with adequate scores and grades would be rejected tends to come down to a couple factors such as insufficient college preparatory classes or an incomplete application.
To learn more about the California State University at Fullerton, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- CSUF Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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