|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Cal State LA and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #63 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 24,046 out of 31,442 applicants were admitted making California State University Los Angeles an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 82 percent. California State University Los Angeles typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. California State University Los Angeles is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||440|
|SAT Math 25th||430|
|SAT Composite 25th||870|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||530|
|SAT Math 75th||530|
|SAT Composite 75th||1060|
|Average SAT Score||970|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Los Angeles?
California State University Los Angeles typically prefers applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. The school ranks #63 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 96 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1060 and Above||Good||>84%|
|965 to 1060||Avg +||76%-84%|
|870 to 965||Avg -||65%-76%|
|775 to 870||Reach||52%-65%|
|Less than 775||Low||<52%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||21|
|ACT Math 75th||20|
|ACT Composite 75th||20|
|Average ACT Score||17|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Cal State LA?
Admission data indicates that Cal State LA regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #64 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Los Angeles.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|20 and Above||Good||>86%|
|17 to 20||Avg +||76%-86%|
|15 to 17||Avg -||67%-76%|
|13 to 15||Reach||58%-67%|
|Less than 13||Low||<58%|
What GPA do you need to get into California State University Los Angeles?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Cal State LA. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Los Angeles was 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #68 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.32 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Cal State LA accepts 76% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||15.66%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||18.01%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||21.32%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||22.29%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||20.09%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||1.48%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.05%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||18%||17%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to California State University Los Angeles is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Los Angeles 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=110592 IPEDS survey data for California State University Los Angeles.
96% of students submit their SAT scores to Cal State LA. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
76% of those who apply are granted admission to Cal State LA. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1060. 96% 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 15 and 20. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.