2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 15,448 students have applied and 13,920 students have allowed to admit to California State University-Fresno (Acceptance rate: 90.11%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 26.53 % where 3,693 students have finally enrolled out of 13,920 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is higher (easier to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Toledo and Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, its acceptance rate is slightly higher than the average (relatively easy to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 79.20%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 30.80%).

How to Apply to California State University-Fresno

Admissionfresnostate.edu/are/
Online Applicationhttps://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Financial Aidwww.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/programs/financialaid/
Net Price Calculatorfresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/financialaid/netprice/index.html
Athleticwww.fresnostate.edu/oie
Disability Servicewww.fresnostate.edu/ssd/

Admission Statistics Charts

2022 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average SAT score is 995 and the average ACT score is 19 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of California State University-Fresno is average than the schools (average score is 1,173). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
California State University-Fresno99519
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,14925
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years Colleges in California116770

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At California State University-Fresno, 3,584 students submitted SAT scores (97% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 995 and it is average than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing450560
Mathematics440540
Total8901,100
At California State University-Fresno, 992 students submitted ACT scores (27% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 19 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading1621
English1421
Mathematics1621
Total4663

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to California State University-Fresno. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Admission Requirements for Applying to California State University-Fresno
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 scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended