California State University-Los Angeles Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into California State University-Los Angeles? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 21,704 out of 31,855 applicants or 68% were admitted making California State University-Los Angeles a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 18,899 12,956 31,855
Accepted 13,431 8,273 21,704
Acceptance Rate 71% 64% 68%
Enrolled 2,267 1,595 3,862
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 19% 18%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Los Angeles 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 State University-Los Angeles regularly accepts students with ACTs of 15 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Los Angeles.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 755. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 965 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 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 860 1070
SAT Reading 430 540
SAT Math 430 530
ACT Composite 15 20
ACT English 14 20
ACT Math 16 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >80%
17 to 20 Avg + 68%-80%
15 to 17 Avg - 58%-68%
13 to 15 Reach 48%-58%
Less than 13 Low <48%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >78%
965 to 1070 Avg + 68%-78%
860 to 965 Avg - 56%-68%
755 to 860 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 755 Low <42%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

Admission Requirements

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

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

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 No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110592 IPEDS survey data for California State University Los Angeles.