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San Bernardino, California

California State University-San Bernardino Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into California State University San Bernardino

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.1%
Admission Difficulty for California State University San Bernardino
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into California State University-San Bernardino and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #48 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,934 out of 15,637 applicants were admitted making California State University-San Bernardino a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. California State University San Bernardino typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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California State University-San Bernardino SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
97%
SAT Scores for California State University San Bernardino
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for California State University San Bernardino
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1080

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University San Bernardino?

California State University San Bernardino typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #69 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 97 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University San Bernardino admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >69%
1075 to 1160 Avg + 57%-69%
990 to 1075 Avg - 44%-57%
905 to 990 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 905 Low <31%
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California State University-San Bernardino ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for California State University San Bernardino
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for California State University San Bernardino
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into California State University-San Bernardino?

Admission data indicates that California State University-San Bernardino regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #68 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University San Bernardino.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University San Bernardino admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >71%
18 to 21 Avg + 57%-71%
16 to 18 Avg - 46%-57%
14 to 16 Reach 36%-46%
Less than 14 Low <36%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.17
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into California State University San Bernardino. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University San Bernardino was 3.17 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #77 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as California State University-San Bernardino accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California State University San Bernardino students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Good
3.00 to 3.25 30% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

California State University San Bernardino admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,496 6,141 15,637
Accepted 5,636 3,298 8,934
Acceptance Rate 59% 54% 57%
Enrolled 1,523 994 2,517
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 30% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University San Bernardino and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California State University San Bernardino Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California State University San Bernardino
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110510 IPEDS survey data for California State University San Bernardino.

Frequently Asked Questions

97% of students submit their SAT scores to California State University-San Bernardino. 41% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

57% of those who apply are granted admission to California State University-San Bernardino. Admission competition is low 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 990 and 1160. 97% 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 16 and 21. 41% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.