The acceptance rate at Cal State Long Beach is 42%. It ranks #22 in California and #164 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Cal State Long Beach is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 28,400 out of 67,426 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent (SAT 1020/1240 ACT 20/26). California State University Long Beach typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.68. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Cal State Long Beach application fee is $70 and applications are due by Nov 30.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. California State University Long Beach is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1130
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Long Beach?
California State University Long Beach typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. Cal State Long Beach ranks #36 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
Find other colleges with similar SAT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23
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 #35 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Long Beach.
Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
What GPA do you need to get into California State University Long Beach?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Cal State Long Beach. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Long Beach was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 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.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||18%||17%|
Applicants have 63 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Nov 30, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to California State University Long Beach is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Long Beach and what student information is used for 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.
95% of students submit their SAT scores to Cal State Long Beach. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
42% of those who apply are granted admission to Cal State Long Beach. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1240. 95% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 27% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.