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Rankings and Recognition

Cal State Fullerton is a university of significance, ranked as a top institution in the nation and recognized as a leader within the California State University and beyond. A Titan education is defined by immersive learning experiences amid a rich diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. CSUF graduates are confident, well prepared and culturally competent, uniquely positioned to excel in the global marketplace, in further education and in their communities.

Top 1%
of Money's 2023 Best Colleges in America

Money (2022, 2023)

No. 2
highest enrollment of master's-level public institutions

Almanac of Higher Education (2023)

No. 3
in the state and No. 9 in U.S. in enrolling transfer students

U.S. News & World Report (2023)

Seal of Excelencia

Excelencia in Education (2021-24)

Top 25
in the nation for economic mobility

Third Way’s Economic Mobility Index (2022)

No. 8
public university in California on Forbes' 2022 America’s Top Colleges List

Forbes (2022)

No. 28
“Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: West” list

Washington Monthly (2022)

Winner of Wall Street Journal’s 2021-22 “National Champions of Affordability” bracket

Wall Street Journal (2021-22)

No. 3
most innovative regional university in the West

U.S. News & World Report (2021-22)