|Students who got into CSUFR say:|
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| | Get good grades in high school. A decent SAT/ACT score is good to have, too. Cal States are pretty standard when it comes to admissions, except a few impacted and more selective campuses. Fresno State can be one of those exceptions. I wouldn't say ALL of the students at FSU (officially CSUF, but Fresno State isn't known as Cal State Fresno like Cal State Fullerton is) are qualified to be there, but thanks to transfer guarantees in the state, these people can go to a university because they just barely met the qualifications. Otherwise, you get a huge chunk of nerds & future millionaires/billionaires at Fresno State. The Smittcamp Honors College has hundreds of applicants yet they only pick about 10-15% of those students from high schools to give a full scholarship to. These students are usually in the top 15 percentile of their class. Don't let the perception that Cal States are the lesser institution in CA because if they were, all your bosses, managers, etc. would be from the UCs. Basically, college is what you make it. You can choose to sulk at the fact that you aren't at a UC (except for UCMerced which is pretty much the black sheep of UCs. Definitely not worth anyone's time.) or you can make the best of everything at a Cal State and not let anybody tell you otherwise about your decision to go there. In the end, when you become that doctor, that lawyer, etc. you can get the satisfaction of knowing that you saved thousands of dollars at Fresno State (during your undergrad) while that sucker right next to you wasted thousands more on going to a UC.
Admissions were not overly competitive. Get a C+ or better average in high school, have solid test scores, and you'll get in.
| Geography and Geosciences|| Mar 01 2010 |
Apply for many different colleges online (give your self options) Apply for the FAFSA online and apply for as many scholarships as possible both government and local. Talk to your high school counselors for advice (they know A LOT!)
| Music Education|| Feb 25 2009 |