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Chances of getting into California Baptist University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.3%
Admission Difficulty for California Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into California Baptist University and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #81 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,451 out of 8,241 applicants were admitted making California Baptist University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. California Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. California Baptist University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

California Baptist University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for California Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for California Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California Baptist University?

California Baptist University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #44 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >86%
1100 to 1210 Avg + 78%-86%
990 to 1100 Avg - 68%-78%
880 to 990 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 880 Low <55%
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California Baptist University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for California Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for California Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into California Baptist University?

Admission data indicates that California Baptist University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #47 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California Baptist University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 78%-86%
18 to 21 Avg - 68%-78%
15 to 18 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 15 Low <55%
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California Baptist University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.33
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into California Baptist University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into California Baptist University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California Baptist University was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #53 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as California Baptist University accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California Baptist University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

78% of California Baptist University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted California Baptist University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

California Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,398 2,843 8,241
Accepted 4,240 2,211 6,451
Acceptance Rate 79% 78% 78%
Enrolled 964 559 1,523
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
267

Applicants have 267 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to California Baptist University is $45.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California Baptist University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

California Baptist University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at California Baptist University
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.

FAQs

Does California Baptist University prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to California Baptist University. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into California Baptist University?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to California Baptist University. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for California Baptist University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1210. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for California Baptist University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.