Impacted Undergraduate Majors and Universities, 2024-25

When the number of applications received by a CSU location from qualified applicants is greater than the number of available spaces, that university is considered impacted for undergraduate degree programs or for undergraduate students who apply from outside the local admission area.

In this case, an impacted university is allowed to use additional criteria to screen applications.

Cal State universities without the impaction designation at the program or university level are open to all CSU eligible applicants.

Academic Program Impaction for 2024-25

All undergraduate programs, pre-programs, and undeclared/undecided programs are impacted for the following universities:​

  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Cal State LA​​
  • Cal State Long Beach
  • San Diego State
  • San José State

To find out whether a program you’re interested in is impacted, use the impaction database below to search by university name and applicant level (freshman or transfer student).

“Campus impaction” or “level impaction” means that a university has reached its enrollment capacity for instructional resources and physical support and cannot accommodate all the eligible undergraduate applications it receives.

In this case, the university has established a local admission area for first-time freshmen and/or upper-division transfer students. This means that, in general, applications received from students from outside the designated local area will be held to higher admission requirements than those received from students inside the local area. To learn more about university impaction, select the campus and applicant level below.

CSU Campus Applicant Level
First-time freshmen
Upper-division transfers