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California State University, Fullerton

Celebrated Reputation

Consistently lauded as a top national university, we enable students to not only acquire knowledge, but discover their purpose. Our highly ranked programs, master faculty, and proven track record of educational innovation have cemented our role as a respected, in-demand and go-to leader within the California State University and beyond.


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Rankings and Recognition

  • CSUF is among the country's top 'national universities',
    and one of the nation's "most innovative" institutions.  Footnote for U.S News World Report (Sept. 2017)

  • No. 1 in California

    and second in the nation among top colleges and universities
    awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics.  Footnote for Hispanic Outlook on Education (August 2017)

  • No. 6 in the nation

    in enrolling transfer students  Footnote for The Short List (Feb. 2016)

  • No. 1 Destination

    for community college transfer students among all California public universities, for 15 out the past 18 years.  Footnote for Institutional Research and Analyticsal Studies

  • No. 5 in the nation

    for baccalaureate degrees awarded to underrepresented students.  Footnote for Diverse Issues in Higher Ed

  • CSUF is among top U.S. institutions for 'Best Value'  Footnote for Forbes

  • Tops in Master's Programs

    CSUF master's programs in business and several in nursing are highly ranked, including the nurse anesthesist and women's health care concentrations.  Footnote for US News

    Best Online Master's Programs

    CSUF's online graduate-level business program the second highest ranked in California, and both the education and engineering online graduate programs ranked third in California.  Footnote for US News

  • R-3 Status

    CSUF has been elevated to an 'R-3' Carnegie Classification (research-level institution) in recognition of the University's evolution from a master's level comprehensive institution to one that awards doctorates.  Footnote for Carnegie