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California, Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into California University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
96.1%
Admission Difficulty for California University of Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into California University of Pennsylvania and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #124 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,133 out of 3,260 applicants were admitted making California University of Pennsylvania an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. California University of Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 31% 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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California University of Pennsylvania SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for California University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for California University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1080

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California University of Pennsylvania?

California University of Pennsylvania typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #89 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 60 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 University of Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >98%
1080 to 1180 Avg + 96%-98%
980 to 1080 Avg - 93%-96%
880 to 980 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 880 Low <89%
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California University of Pennsylvania ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
18%
ACT Scores for California University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for California University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into California University of Pennsylvania?

Admission data indicates that California University of Pennsylvania 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 12 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 #87 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California University of Pennsylvania.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California University of Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >98%
19 to 23 Avg + 96%-98%
16 to 19 Avg - 94%-96%
13 to 16 Reach 91%-94%
Less than 13 Low <91%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into California University of Pennsylvania. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California University of Pennsylvania was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #68 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as California University of Pennsylvania accepts 96% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California University of Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 11% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Good
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 25% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 14% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

61% of California University of Pennsylvania freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted California University of Pennsylvania students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 6%
Top 25% of class 25%
Top 50% of class 61%
Bottom 50% of class 39%
Bottom 25% of class 11%

Admission Statistics

California University of Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,846 1,414 3,260
Accepted 1,796 1,337 3,133
Acceptance Rate 97% 95% 96%
Enrolled 518 463 981
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 35% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California University of Pennsylvania and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California University of Pennsylvania Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California University of Pennsylvania
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211361 IPEDS survey data for California University of Pennsylvania.