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CSU Bakersfield Admission Requirements

Bakersfield, California

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Chances of getting into California State University Bakersfield

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
78%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Bakersfield
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into CSU Bakersfield and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at CSU Bakersfield is 78%.  It ranks #68 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. California State University Bakersfield is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 9,590 out of 12,235 applicants were admitted.

California State University Bakersfield typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.41. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The CSU Bakersfield application fee is $70 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to California State University Bakersfield. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

CSU Bakersfield SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for California State University Bakersfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for California State University Bakersfield
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

CSU Bakersfield ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for California State University Bakersfield
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for California State University Bakersfield
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

CSU Bakersfield GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.41
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into California State University Bakersfield?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into CSU Bakersfield. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Bakersfield was 3.41 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #55 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as CSU Bakersfield accepts 78% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted California State University Bakersfield students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 14.01% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.02% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.72% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 13.38% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 20.67% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 15.78% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.42% 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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Admission Statistics

California State University Bakersfield admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,403 4,832 12,235
Accepted 6,070 3,520 9,590
Acceptance Rate 82% 73% 78%
Enrolled 981 435 1,416
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 12% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
234

Applicants have 234 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to California State University Bakersfield is $70.

Application Requirements

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

California State University Bakersfield Application 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.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into California State University Bakersfield?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to CSU Bakersfield. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.