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California State University-San Bernardino Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into California State University-San Bernardino? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,916 out of 13,804 applicants or 65% were admitted making California State University-San Bernardino 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. California State University San Bernardino typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,456 5,348 13,804
Accepted 5,675 3,241 8,916
Acceptance Rate 67% 61% 65%
Enrolled 1,809 1,196 3,005
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 37% 34%

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Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University San Bernardino 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-San Bernardino regularly accepts students with ACTs of 16 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University San Bernardino.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 785. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 975 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 96 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 880 1070
SAT Reading 440 540
SAT Math 440 530
ACT Composite 16 20
ACT English 14 19
ACT Math 16 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >76%
18 to 20 Avg + 65%-76%
16 to 18 Avg - 52%-65%
14 to 16 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 14 Low <39%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >76%
975 to 1070 Avg + 65%-76%
880 to 975 Avg - 52%-65%
785 to 880 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 785 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into California State University San Bernardino. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University San Bernardino was 3.17 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California State University-San Bernardino accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Good
3.00 to 3.25 30% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

You have 66 days left until the Fall 2018 term applications are due on Nov 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University San Bernardino 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=110510 IPEDS survey data for California State University San Bernardino.