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Cal State Long Beach Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

33.8%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Long Beach
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Cal State Long Beach? The school has a 34% acceptance rate. Last year, 19,650 out of 58,109 applicants were admitted making Cal State Long Beach a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. California State University Long Beach typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1010-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
94%
SAT Scores for California State University Long Beach
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for California State University Long Beach
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Long Beach?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 895. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1125 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University Long Beach admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >47%
1125 to 1240 Avg + 34%-47%
1010 to 1125 Avg - 23%-34%
895 to 1010 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 895 Low <15%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for California State University Long Beach
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for California State University Long Beach
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cal State Long Beach?

Admission data indicates that Cal State Long Beach regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Long Beach.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University Long Beach admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >47%
23 to 26 Avg + 34%-47%
20 to 23 Avg - 23%-34%
17 to 20 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 17 Low <15%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into California State University Long Beach. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Long Beach was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Cal State Long Beach will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California State University Long Beach students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Good
3.25 to 3.50 24% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

California State University Long Beach admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 34,615 23,494 58,109
Accepted 12,020 7,630 19,650
Acceptance Rate 35% 32% 34%
Enrolled 2,644 1,862 4,506
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2017
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University Long Beach and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California State University Long Beach Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California State University Long Beach
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110583 IPEDS survey data for California State University Long Beach.