Chances of getting into California State University Long Beach
How hard is it to get into Cal State Long Beach and can I get accepted? The school has a 28% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,650 out of 63,048 applicants were admitted making Cal State Long Beach a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. California State University Long Beach typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Cal State Long Beach SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT93%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1300|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Long Beach?
California State University Long Beach typically requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #37 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1300 and Above||Good||>40%|
|1200 to 1300||Avg +||28%-40%|
|1100 to 1200||Avg -||19%-28%|
|1000 to 1100||Reach||12%-19%|
|Less than 1000||Low||<12%|
Cal State Long Beach ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT31%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cal State Long Beach?
Admission data indicates that Cal State Long Beach regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #37 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Long Beach.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>40%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||28%-40%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||19%-28%|
|17 to 20||Reach||12%-19%|
|Less than 17||Low||<12%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into California State University Long Beach. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Long Beach was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #41 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Cal State Long Beach will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||29%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||24%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||7%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||24%||23%|
Applications are DueNov 30, 2019
Days left to Apply37
Applicants have 37 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Nov 30, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Cal State Long Beach before the Nov 30 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Long Beach and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110583 IPEDS survey data for California State University Long Beach.