CSUMB Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into California State University Monterey Bay
How hard is it to get into CSUMB and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #43 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,976 out of 13,112 applicants were admitted making CSUMB a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. California State University Monterey Bay typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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CSUMB SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT92%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Monterey Bay?
California State University Monterey Bay typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #54 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 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|
|1240 and Above||Good||>66%|
|1145 to 1240||Avg +||53%-66%|
|1050 to 1145||Avg -||40%-53%|
|955 to 1050||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 955||Low||<28%|
CSUMB ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT40%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CSUMB?
Admission data indicates that CSUMB regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #58 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Monterey Bay.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>66%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||53%-66%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||40%-53%|
|15 to 18||Reach||28%-40%|
|Less than 15||Low||<28%|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into California State University Monterey Bay. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Monterey Bay was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #64 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as CSUMB accepts 53% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||17%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||24%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||23%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||24%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||4%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
87% of California State University Monterey Bay freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||15%|
|Top 25% of class||48%|
|Top 50% of class||87%|
|Bottom 50% of class||13%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||13%||13%|
Applications are DueNov 30, 2019
Days left to Apply74
Applicants have 74 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 CSUMB before the Nov 30 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Monterey Bay 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=409698 IPEDS survey data for California State University Monterey Bay.