CSU Bakersfield Admission Requirements

Bakersfield, California

Chances of getting into California State University Bakersfield

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for California State University Bakersfield
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Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into CSU Bakersfield and can I get accepted? The school has a 23% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,637 out of 11,455 applicants were admitted making CSU Bakersfield a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. California State University Bakersfield typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 57% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by California State University Bakersfield is a prized outcome for many students.

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CSU Bakersfield SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

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CSU Bakersfield ACT Scores

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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into California State University Bakersfield. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Bakersfield was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #67 in California for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as CSU Bakersfield is a very selective school.

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Admission Statistics

California State University Bakersfield admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,450 5,005 11,455
Accepted 1,682 955 2,637
Acceptance Rate 26% 19% 23%
Enrolled 923 571 1,494
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 55% 60% 57%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

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

California State University Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield
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=110486 IPEDS survey data for California State University Bakersfield.

Frequently Asked Questions

23% of those who apply are granted admission to CSU Bakersfield. Admission competition is very high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.