|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into CSUMB and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #74 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,280 out of 12,327 applicants were admitted making California State University Monterey Bay an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. California State University Monterey Bay typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||485|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||955|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 955 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #53 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1170 and Above||Good||>84%|
|1062 to 1170||Avg +||75%-84%|
|955 to 1062||Avg -||64%-75%|
|848 to 955||Reach||51%-64%|
|Less than 848||Low||<51%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into CSUMB?
Admission data indicates that CSUMB regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #62 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Monterey Bay.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>84%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||75%-84%|
|17 to 20||Avg -||64%-75%|
|14 to 17||Reach||51%-64%|
|Less than 14||Low||<51%|
What GPA do you need to get into California State University Monterey Bay?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into CSUMB. 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 #73 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as CSUMB accepts 75% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||11%||12%||11%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 2, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Monterey Bay 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=409698 IPEDS survey data for California State University Monterey Bay.
92% of students submit their SAT scores to CSUMB. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
75% of those who apply are granted admission to CSUMB. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 955 and 1170. 92% 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 17 and 23. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.