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About California State University, Fullerton

A Premier Education in a Prime Location

Cal State Fullerton’s campus is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from downtown Los Angeles and 20 miles (32 kilometers) from nearby beaches. The University is in the heart of a thriving economic region that is home to some of the world’s most prominent multinational corporations, as well as leaders in the entertainment and tourism industry.


Students in the advanced levels of our Academic English Program can take Cal State Fullerton classes at one of our eight colleges:

To see a list of what degrees each college offers, go to CSUF's University Catalog and click on the college name from the side navigation.


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  • Cal State Fullerton is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics is the largest accredited business school on the West Coast of the United States. It also holds dual accreditation by the AACSB (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier international accrediting body for business schools, for both Business Administration and Accounting. Only 8 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.
  • In addition, departments and programs have distinguishing accreditations in art, athletic training, business, chemistry, communications, communicative disorders, computer science, dance, engineering, music, nursing, public administration, teacher education and theater. A full list of accreditations and associations can be viewed on the University’s Discipline Accreditation page.

University Accolades

U.S. News & World Report (September 2015) ranks CSUF 7th among “Top Public Universities-Master's Institutions in the West” and 37th among “Best Regional Universities” in the West.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education (2015) ranks CSUF 11th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students, based on data from the US Department of Education.

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (2015) ranks CSUF No. 1 in California and 5th in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics, based on 2011 data from the US Department of Education.

A Path to Cal State Fullerton

Conditional Admission offers admission to Cal State Fullerton for those who meet academic requirements for a degree but need English study and test preparation.

Conditional Admission

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