California State University San Marcos is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "neither required nor recommended". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted California State University San Marcos freshman is 1040 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1040 is in the 47th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 950 to 1130. The 75th percentile score is 1130 while the 25th percentile score is 950.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by California State University-San Marcos but we estimate it to be around a 860 total composite SAT score.
The average score for California State University-San Marcos students on the math portion of the SAT is 515 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 470 and the 75th percentile score 560.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 480 to 570 and the average score for California State University San Marcos students is 525.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at California State University San Marcos based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 93.3%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.32.
An SAT score of 1130 or higher is very competitive at California State University-San Marcos and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an almost certain chance of acceptance with the probability 96% or higher.
Scores between 1040 to 1120 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 93% to 96%.
SAT scores between 950 to 1030 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 87% to 93% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 860 to 940 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 87% chance of admission to California State University-San Marcos. SAT scores below 860 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=366711 IPEDS survey data for California State University San Marcos.