Application Fee
$55
Graduate Application Fee
$55
Acceptance Rate
58%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
32%
Freshmen Enrollment
3,334
SAT Scores
1,035
ACT Scores
19

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 18,123 students have applied and 10,501 students have allowed to admit to California State University-Fresno (Acceptance rate: 57.94%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 31.75 % where 3,334 students have finally enrolled out of 10,501 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Mississippi and University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, its acceptance rate is slightly lower than average (relatively difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 71.20%).
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 lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 26.30%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,035 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 1,183). 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-Fresno1,03519
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,15825
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, 3,235 students submitted SAT scores (97% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,035 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 Writing470570
Mathematics470560
Total9401,130
At California State University-Fresno, 1,002 students submitted ACT scores (30% 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
Reading1622
English1522
Mathematics1622
Total4766

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