California State University-Fullerton

Public, Four-years School Located in Fullerton, CA

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How much is the Cal State Fullerton tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Cal State Fullerton's tuition & fees is $7,073 for California residents and $18,953 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $27,897 for California residents and $39,777 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Cal State Fullerton Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,073
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,953
Books & Supplies Costs$1,080
On-campus Room & Board$16,702
On-campus Expenses$3,042
Off-campus Room & Board$16,090
Off-campus Expenses$4,566
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$7,001
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$18,881

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Cal State Fullerton for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $76,477 at Cal State Fullerton. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $154,541. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $120,691.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$19,019$38,672$30,253
Sophomore (2024-25)$19,086$38,647$30,199
Junior (2025-26)$19,152$38,623$30,146
Senior (2026-27)$19,219$38,600$30,093
4 Years Total$76,477$154,541$120,691
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$19,086$38,647$30,199
Sophomore (2025-26)$19,152$38,623$30,146
Junior (2026-27)$19,219$38,600$30,093
Senior (2027-28)$19,286$38,577$30,040
4 Years Total$76,744$154,446$120,478
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$19,152$38,623$30,146
Sophomore (2026-27)$19,219$38,600$30,093
Junior (2027-28)$19,286$38,577$30,040
Senior (2028-29)$19,354$38,555$29,988
4 Years Total$77,012$154,354$120,267
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$19,219$38,600$30,093
Sophomore (2027-28)$19,286$38,577$30,040
Junior (2028-29)$19,354$38,555$29,988
Senior (2029-30)$19,422$38,533$29,937
4 Years Total$77,281$154,265$120,058
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$19,286$38,577$30,040
Sophomore (2028-29)$19,354$38,555$29,988
Junior (2029-30)$19,422$38,533$29,937
Senior (2030-31)$19,489$38,513$29,886
4 Years Total$77,551$154,178$119,852

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Cal State Fullerton' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $13,259.
California State University-Fullerton$7,073$18,953
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Cal State Fullerton and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
California State University-FullertonFullerton, CA$7,073$18,953
University of California-Santa CruzSanta Cruz, CA$14,560$45,337
University of California-RiversideRiverside, CA$14,170$44,947
California State University-FresnoFresno, CA$6,980$18,860
San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, CA$7,424$19,304
San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, CA$8,290$20,170

Financial Aid and COA

At California State University-Fullerton, 24,205 students (68%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,389.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Cal State Fullerton is $31,388 for students living on-campus and $32,300 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 3,253 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,194 and the average amount of student loans is $5,834.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$27,897$39,777
COA (off-campus)$28,809$40,689
Tuition & Fees$7,073$18,953
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,824$20,824
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$21,736$21,736
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,508$31,388
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,420$32,300
Average Financial Aid$8,389$8,389
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship24,20568%$8,389
Pell Grants17,04348%$4,719
Federal Student Loan7,11120%$6,276
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid3,25380%-
Grants or Scholarships3,02174%$9,194
Federal Grants2,09352%$5,476
Pell Grants2,09352%$5,357
Other Federal Grants3168%$785
State/Local Grants2,04650%$2,637
Institutional Grants1,94448%$5,616
Student Loan Aid93823%$5,834
Federal Student Loans90922%$4,693
Other Student Loans812%$14,889
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,5992,431$9,852
110,001 or more362230$1,470

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Cal State Fullerton's acceptance rate is 59.43%. A total of 45,140 applicants applied to and 26,827 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 4,219 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 15.73%.
To apply to Cal State Fullerton, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate59.43%54.92%62.54%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)15.73%16.13%15.48%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

California State University-Fullerton has a total of 40,386 students including 35,432 undergraduate and 4,954 graduate students. By gender, there are 16,545 male students and 24,193 female students attending Cal State Fullerton. The school offers online degree programs and 4,122 students enrolled online exclusively (10.21% of all students).
Total40,738 16,54524,193
Undergraduate35,600 14,65320,947
Graduate5,138 1,8923,246

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered119 Programs
Online Program Offered2 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered57 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate66.72%
Student Population40,386
Graduation Rate69%
Transfer-out Rate2%
Retention Rate86% (Full-time), 47% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate24 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties1,018 (Full-time), 999 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,582 (Full-time), 1,037 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$93,166
Average Staff Salary$71,038