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Brief background:

California State University Fullerton is a part of the California State University system and was established in 1957, it became California State University, Fullerton in 1972. It is a public research university with the largest student body in the entire California State University system. The University offers 57 bachelor's degrees, 52 graduate degrees, and 3 doctorate degrees programs.  


The University campus is located in Fullerton and is spread over 236 acres of land. Apart from academic and administrative buildings, the campus also has a $143 million housing complex. The housing campus includes five residence halls, a 565-seat dining hall, and a convenience store. There is a Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary as well as a Fullerton Arboretum. There is also a Student recreation center and The Performing Arts Center.

Residing Options:

The University offers on-campus accommodation to its students. There is a choice between traditional style accommodation and apartment style accommodation. The students are given furnished rooms and they can also choose from the various meal plans on offer.

Faculty and pedagogy:

The faculty at CSUF is academically acclaimed and pioneers in various fields of education. Famous faculties include Dr. Adam Golub for American Studies, Dr. Paul Stapp for biology, Binod Tiwari for Civil Engineering, Dr. Ying Chiao Tsao for communication disorders. Degree students of Bilingual-bicultural education would be delighted to be taught by a famous author and Professor Dr. Tim Green.

Financial aid:

The University has a special financial aid program that helps students pursue their education without worrying about finances. There are various models under this program to help students financially. Students can get a loan under The Federal Perkins Loan that has a low-interest rate of just 5%. The University also offers many flexible scholarship programs for deserving students.

Jobs and placements:

The University has a full fledged Career Center which offers various resources and strategies to help students who have graduated to find a job or internship. Popular companies/institutions hiring from this College - The Boeing Company; California State University, Fullerton (CSUF); Northrop Grumman Corporation.Software Engineers earned the best salary among all the disciplines in this Univ earning on an average $77000.  The most popular job profiles amongst the graduates of this university are Senior Accountant; Staff Accountant; Software Engineer; Marketing Manager; Project Manager; Human Resources (HR) Manager; Marketing Coordinator. Source - 


Some notable alumni from CSUF include NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell, footballer Marc Collins, California State Senator Lou Correa and Miss Afghanistan 2003 Vida Samadzai.


If you are someone who wants to be part of Los Angeles, then CSUF is the perfect place to start. With a wide variety of programs to offer, it has something for every student.


California State University, Fullerton (CSUF or Cal State Fullerton) is a public university in Fullerton, California. Fullerton is a city located in northern Orange County in California. An interesting fact about Fullerton is that it is considered to be the birthplace of the electric guitar.It is approximately 47 km southeast of downtown Los Angeles and approximately 18 km north-northwest of Santa Ana.The easiest way to get to Fullerton is by train from Los Angeles Union Station to Fullerton Amtrak Station and then a bus to the University. It should take around 1 hour 15 minutes. Driving from Los Angeles takes around 30 minutes. A taxi would cost around $200. The closest airport to the university is John Wayne Airport which is 17 miles away from the center of the university. 

Acceptance Rate for Indians 72%
STEM Masters Awarded to International Students 420
STEM Doctorates Awarded to International Students 0
TA Appointments 0
RA appointments 0
Research funding $844,563
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & partner data as of year 2018


The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Architectural Engineering Emphasis.
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
B.S students in Civil Engineering may also apply for the B.S/MBA program. The BS (Engineering) + MBA is designed for undergraduate engineering students in a way such that they can obtain a bachelor’s degree in 4 years and an MBA degree in just 1 additional year.
The Graduate program offers a Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering (online). 
Students may choose to specialize in the areas of Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Structural Engineering.
The department has 4 Professors and 9 Associate Professors.

Areas of Expertise - Architectural Engineering; Earthquake Engineering; Structural Engineering; Construction Engineering and Management; Energy and Environmental Management; Bioremediation and Phytoremediation; Concrete Materials; Soil and Rock Analysis; Hydrology; Sustainable Building Design; Geotechnical; Environmental Engineering.

Computer Science and Computer Engineering

The Department of Computer Science offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
B.S students in Computer Science may also apply for the B.S/MBA program. The BS (Computer Science) + MBA is designed for undergraduate engineering students in a way so that students can obtain a bachelor’s degree in 4 years and an MBA degree in just 1 additional year.
The Graduate degrees offered by the Department of Computer Science are a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Software Engineering (online). The objective of the Master of Science in Software Engineering is to prepare individuals for careers as software engineers and software process managers in industry and government agencies.
The faculty in the Departments of Computer Science and Computer Engineering consists of 12 full Professors and 18 Associates.
The Department of Computer Engineering offers a 4-year BS in Computer Engineering and a 4-Year Integrated BS/MS degree in Computer Engineering. The department also offers an MS in Computer Engineering as a graduate program.

Areas of Expertise include VLSI and FPGAs for Advanced Signal Processing; Software Engineering; Computer Network security; Programming Languages; Embedded Systems; Computer Networks; Databases; Cyber Security; Mobile Computing and Networking; Parallel and High Performance Computing; Computer Science Education; Distributed Computing; Computational Geometry; Computer Performance Evaluation; Computer Graphics; Computer Hardware Security; Storage and Cloud Security; Cache-efficient Algorithms; VLSI Circuits and Systems.
Lab - Cybersecurity

Electrical Engineering

The department of Electrical Engineering offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
In addition, B.S students in Electrical Engineering may also apply for the B.S/MBA program. The BS (Electrical Engineering) + MBA is designed for undergraduate Engineering students so that they can obtain a bachelor’s degree in 4 years and an MBA degree in just 1 additional year.
Graduate degrees offered are the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and MS in Electrical Engineering with an option in Systems Engineering.
The program may be taken choosing one of the three options - satisfactory completion of a final written comprehensive examination on coursework; or satisfactory completion of a formal project and a final oral comprehensive examination on coursework; or Satisfactory completion and oral defense of a thesis.
Some of the areas of study in Electrical Engineering Department are Communications Systems/Signal Processing; Computer Engineering; Control Systems; Electronics and Circuit Theory. Some research areas in this department are Design of qualification test analysis for wide area augmentation system; Research of differential GPS with latency compensation.

Areas of Expertise are Reconfigurable Systems and Antennas; Communication Systems and Signal Processing; Antennas in Wireless Communications; Control Systems; Computer Engineering; Robotic Ground Vehicle Design; GPS & GNSS; VLSI and Electronic Circuits.
The department has 10 professors in the faculty.


The undergraduate degree offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering is the 4-year B.S in Mechanical Engineering.
With the BS (Mechanical Engineering) + MBA, undergraduate engineering students can obtain a bachelor’s degree in 4 years and an MBA degree in just 1 additional year.
The Graduate School offers an MS (Master of Science) in Mechanical Engineering. The Mechanical Engineering MS course has three options to complete the degree which are coursework only, Thesis and Project.
Courses offered in the department are Power and Energy, Design and Materials for Manufacturing, Thermal and Fluids Engineering, Robotics, Controls and Automated Manufacturing.
Some research areas in this department are - Application of fiber optical sensors for vibration damping of continuous structures; Assistive technology needs for older adults; Human motion planning with reduced mobility with the goal of developing novel technologies to facilitate the recovery of patients with neurological disorders; Combustion of traditional and alternative fuels.

Areas of Expertise are Iterative Learning Control & Repetitive Control Design; Thermal and Fluids Engineering; Geometric Design of Mechanical Linkages; Robotics, Controls, and Automated Manufacturing; Design and Materials for Manufacturing. Assistive Technology; Power and Energy; Robotics; Active Vibration Damping of Large Flexible Structures; Kinematics of Motion; Mechatronics; Transport Phenomena in Porous Media; Combustion of Traditional and Alternative Fuels; Heat and Mass Transfer Enhancement.
List of Labs - Collaborative Research and Prototype Development.

Annual fees for Indians $8,000
Annual off-campus living $8,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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