California Baptist University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into California Baptist University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,734 out of 4,180 applicants or 65% were admitted making California Baptist University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,672 1,508 4,180
Accepted 1,734 1,000 2,734
Acceptance Rate 65% 66% 65%
Enrolled 661 446 1,107
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 45% 40%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to California Baptist University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that California Baptist University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California Baptist University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 920 1160
SAT Reading 460 590
SAT Math 450 570
ACT Composite 17 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 16 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >77%
20 to 24 Avg + 65%-77%
17 to 20 Avg - 54%-65%
14 to 17 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 14 Low <43%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >76%
1040 to 1160 Avg + 65%-76%
920 to 1040 Avg - 52%-65%
800 to 920 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 800 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

California Baptist University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California Baptist University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110361 IPEDS survey data for California Baptist University.