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California Baptist University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into California Baptist University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
80%
Admission Difficulty for California Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into California Baptist University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at California Baptist University is 80%.  It ranks #73 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. California Baptist University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,581 out of 6,961 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent (SAT 960/1150 ACT 18/25). California Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The California Baptist University application fee is $45 and applications are due by Jul 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. California Baptist University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

California Baptist University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
960-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT 
87%
SAT Scores for California Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for California Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1060

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 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. California Baptist University ranks #45 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1150 and Above Good >88%
1055 to 1150 Avg + 80%-88%
960 to 1055 Avg - 68%-80%
865 to 960 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 865 Low <53%
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California Baptist University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
38%
ACT Scores for California Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
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 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #42 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California Baptist University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >89%
21 to 25 Avg + 80%-89%
18 to 21 Avg - 70%-80%
15 to 18 Reach 57%-70%
Less than 15 Low <57%
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California Baptist University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into California Baptist University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California Baptist University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #47 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as California Baptist University accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted California Baptist University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 23.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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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 15%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 78%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

California Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,627 2,334 6,961
Accepted 3,746 1,835 5,581
Acceptance Rate 81% 79% 80%
Enrolled 875 485 1,360
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 26% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
283

Applicants have 283 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

California Baptist University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
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?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to California Baptist University. Admission competition is and the college has easy 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 960 and 1150. 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 25. 38% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.