Universities in California

CSU Fullerton


University Information

Location: Fullerton, California
Founded: 1957
Undergraduate Students: 34 400
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public state university
Website: www.fullerton.edu

About the University

California State University, Fullerton (also known as CSUF or Cal State Fullerton) is a public research university located in Fullerton, California. With a total enrollment of about 40,200 it has the largest student body out of the 23-campus California State University (“CSU”) system, and its approximately 5,800 graduate student body is also the largest in the CSU and one of the largest in all of California. As of Fall 2013, the school had 1,932 faculty, of which 707 (36.6%) were on the tenure track.

The Orange County university offers over 240 degrees including 120 different bachelor’s degrees, 118 types of master’s degrees, three doctoral degrees including a Doctor of Nursing and two Doctor of Education, and 19 teaching credentials.

CSUF is designated both as a Hispanic-serving institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander serving institution (AANAPISIs). The university is 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. Spending related to CSUF generates an impact of around $1 billion to the California and local economy, and sustains nearly 9,000 jobs statewide.

CSUF athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the CSUF Titans. They are members of the Big West Conference.

CSUF’s academic departments and programs are organized into eight colleges:

  • College of the Arts
  • Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
  • College of Communications
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Health and Human Development
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

In order to meet health insurance requirements for international students, Cal State Fullerton requires all students to purchase the Aetna Student Health Plan provided by JCB Insurance Solutions. You may not be able to register for classes without purchasing your health insurance.

Cost: $795 per semester

Students are charged $635.25 per semester to access campus infrastructure and services. 

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students. International students should check out their dedicated website. Students should begin applying as soon as they start their exchange application!

On-Campus Housing allows you to meet other students, practice English and learn more about American culture.

Housing offers Traditional Style and Apartment Style accommodations

  • On-campus housing is a great place to meet other students, practice conversational English and learn about American culture
  • Furnished rooms include bed, desk, chair, lamp and closet
  • Utilities are included in the rent
  • Meal Plans 
  • Contract: Academic Year, though limited spaces for one-semester contracts are available

Cost: starts at $10,096.00 per semester*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: Fullerton offers ressources for off-campus housing around the university:
University Village
Private Apartments
Cultural Homestay

The average budget per month is: $900+

Students must prove financial resources of: Fall semester: $8,806; Academic Year:  $19,604