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Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton is a leading campus of the CSU, serving as an intellectual and cultural center for Southern California and driver of workforce and economic development. We are an emerging national model for supporting student success through innovative high-impact educational and co-curricular experiences, including faculty-student collaborative research.

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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attending California State University, Fullerton consists of paying the state fees (also known as resident tuition fees) in addition to university campus-based fees. For students who are not California residents, an additional fee is applied to each unit. View tuition and campus fees on the Student Business Services page.


Student Demographics

  • 41,408 enrolled in fall 2020 (58.5% female)
  • Average age of students: 23 years
  • International students from 72 nations / total 1,266 (fall 2020)


Ethnic Distribution (fall 2020)

  • Native American .1%
  • Asian 20.7%
  • Black/African-American 2.1%
  • Hispanic/Latinx 46.2%
  • Multi-Race 3.7%
  • Pacific Islander .2%
  • White 18.5%
  • Unknown 2.7%
  • International 3.1%*

*Ethnicity data unavailable for international students.


U.S. News & World Report ranks CSUF as No. 4 on its Top Public Schools list and No. 5 on its Most Innovative Schools list among in its top regional universities of the West, which offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees, master’s degree programs and some doctoral programs. (September 2020)


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranks CSUF No. 3 in the nation for baccalaureate degrees awarded to underrepresented students, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education. (December 2020)


Money ranks CSUF in the top 5% of “Best Colleges for Your Money.” (August 2020)


Forbes ranks CSUF among "America's Top Colleges." (August 2019)


Washington Monthly ranks CSUF in the top 7% of universities on its 2020 Best Bang for the Buck: West list. (August 2020)


Education Reform Now ranks CSUF No. 3 among the top 10 universities for students’ social mobility. (December 2020)



Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC); nationally accredited in art, athletic training, business, chemistry, communications, communicative disorders, computer science, dance, engineering, music, nursing, public administration, public health, social work, teacher education and theater. Designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution.

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Divisions and Leadership

Office of the President

Framroze Virjee

Division of Academic Affairs

Carolyn Thomas
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Division of Administration and Finance

Ron Coley
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

David Forgues
Vice President

Division of Information Technology

Amir Dabirian
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Division of Student Affairs

Tonantzin Oseguera
Vice President

Division of University Advancement

Greg Saks
Vice President

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Colleges and Departments

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