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CSU Fresno

CSU Fresno
5241 North Maple Avenue
Fresno, CA 93740

Official telephone: (559) 278-4240
Fax number: (559) 278-4715

Website: www.fresnostate.edu

Screen last updated on: October 13, 2014

The admissions information below is valid for the 2012 academic year.

CSU Fresno
Admissions officer: Tina Beddall,
Director of Admissions, Records, and Evaluations
Contacting the office: 559 278-2191
559 278-4812 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Priority filing date for fall: October 1
Final filing date for fall: November 30
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 3%
Application fee: $55
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum grade of 'C' in listed secondary school units required; minimum eligibility index of 2900 for SAT Reasoning (694 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3502 for SAT Reasoning (842 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.61 GPA are eligible regardless of test scores.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: required
Campus visit is: neither required nor recommended
Interview is: neither required nor recommended
Standardized test requirements: SAT or ACT required
School's test preference: no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for: placement
Dates test scores should be received: January 15 for SAT/ACT, January 15 for SAT Subject Test
High school units required or recommended:
Art: 1 required
English: 4 required
Foreign language: 2 required
History: 1 required
Lab: 1 required
Math: 3 required
Science: 1 required
Social studies: 1 required
Academic electives: 1 required
Total: 15 required
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: EOP
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Average secondary school GPA: 3.33
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%
Average SAT: 458 verbal, 471 math, 929 combined
Combined SAT middle 50% range: 810 - 1040
ACT writing middle 50% range: 8 - 19
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 17 - 22
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 90%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 29%

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: must accept by May 1

Number of completed applications received: 15,483
Number of applicants offered admission: 9,352 (60%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 2,925 (31%)
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 99%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 1%
Room deposit amount: $150
Admission may be deferred: no

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