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Why California State University Fullerton?

CSU Fullerton is part of the California State University system – one the largest and most respected state universities in the US.

  • Major university campus with nearly 40,000 students: perfect place to start your US degree
  • Students have access to CSUF facilities from day 1
  • Over 100 majors across eight different colleges at 32% below the national average total cost of attendance at four-year public universities. (U.S. News & World Report, September 2019)
  • Forbes has also rated CSUF among the top U.S. institutions for “Best Value” (April 2019).
  • Ranked 9 in the “Best Public Colleges in California in 2020” by Money Magazine, August 2020Ranks among the top “National Universities” in the US which offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs
  • Ranked 19 in the Best Colleges in Regional Universities West by U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • No. 5 Most Innovative School among the Western regional universities, U.S. News & World Report (September 2020)
  • #29 in Best Undergraduate Engineering programs at schools where doctorate is not offered
  • #7 Civil Engineering
  • #8 Computer Engineering
  • #12 Electrical/Electronic/ Communications Engineering
  • Credits obtained are transferrable into the University of California system, CSU system or any Top 50/100 US university
  • 350 student clubs and organizations

Pathways at Fullerton

With Kings at CSUF, international students have a unique range of pathways to their US degree, all of which start at CSU Fullerton:

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The Kings Advantage

Enjoy unique great benefits with Kings at CSUF:

1) Easier admission

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2) Campus support

You will receive customized academic support to ensure your academic success. We are also on hand to help with everything you need to settle in: housing, money, health services as well as fun and relaxation outside of class.

Our unique GO:Supported program provides the perfect “soft landing” at a large university campus.

Read more about GO:Supported

3) Transfer expertise

If you decide to transfer within the CSU system, or into the University of California, Kings also provides you with dedicated professional transfer advice and support.

You will be assigned a dedicated Student Success Advisor who will guide you through the whole transfer process.

This includes choosing your target universities and majors; preparing your resumes and applications; and gaining vital extracurricular experience.

Read more about our Student Success Advisors

Key facts

Founded: 1957 (State)

Location: Fullerton, California

Students: 39,868

Housing: off-campus housing for first year students in apartments and dorms; on-campus housing for continuing students (limited availability)

Unconditional: GPA: 2.0, IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 68 iBT
Conditional: From TOEFL iBT 20

Typical Majors

Below is just a sample of over a 100 majors CSU Fullerton offers:

  • Art/Animation
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Cinema and Television Arts
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Health Science
  • Linguistics
  • Civil and Electric Engineering
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • International Business
  • Economics
  • Sports Science
Great location
  • Located in the center of Orange County, Fullerton plays an influential role in Southern California's cultural and economics life.
  • Fullerton's futuristic-looking campus was mostly built in the late 60s under the supervision of artist and architect Howard van Heuklyn.

Campus life

  • You’ll be a full member of college from day 1.
  • You’ll be in regular degree classes with American students from the very start.
  • Your degree classes will be with College professors.
  • A low student:faculty ratio ensures personalized engagement in your learning development.

Clubs and societies

Campus and student organizations are integral to the University community.

Discoverfest, a two-day event held every semester, allows students to learn about the wide range of engagement opportunities at Fullerton.

Examples of clubs include:

  • Entrepreneur Club
  • Surf Society
  • Video Game Design Club
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Club Teach
  • Camera Absurda
  • Titan TV
  • Community Service Programs


CSUF has a state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center with workout rooms, indoor track, rock-climbing wall, swimming pool, etc.

Students can participate in various indoor and outdoor sports activities through intramural leagues as well as activities classes.

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Slowpitch Softball
  • Soccer
  • Spikeball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

CSUF is a member of the NCAA Division I level which means it is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.

CSUF has won 13 national championships in eight different sports.

On campus housing

Haver Hill Apartments

Haver Hill Apartments

Choice of apartments with two twin rooms or single room apartments.

Each room has a bathroom and each apartment has a kitchen, living room and patio.

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The Kings Admissions Team