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California State University-San Bernardino Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into California State University San Bernardino

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Admission Difficulty for California State University San Bernardino
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into California State University-San Bernardino and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at California State University-San Bernardino is 78%.  It ranks #69 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. California State University San Bernardino is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 11,277 out of 14,435 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 78 percent (SAT 910/1080 ACT 15/20). California State University San Bernardino typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.41. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. California State University San Bernardino is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

California State University-San Bernardino SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1080
Applicants Submitting SAT
97%
SAT Scores for California State University San Bernardino
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for California State University San Bernardino
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

California State University San Bernardino typically prefers applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. California State University-San Bernardino ranks #62 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University San Bernardino admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >86%
995 to 1080 Avg + 78%-86%
910 to 995 Avg - 68%-78%
825 to 910 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 825 Low <55%
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California State University-San Bernardino ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for California State University San Bernardino
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for California State University San Bernardino
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 17

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 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 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 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #64 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University San Bernardino.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University San Bernardino admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >87%
17 to 20 Avg + 78%-87%
15 to 17 Avg - 70%-78%
13 to 15 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 13 Low <60%
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California State University-San Bernardino GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.41
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into California State University San Bernardino?

Applicants require above 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 3.41 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #56 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as California State University-San Bernardino accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California State University San Bernardino students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 8.63% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.5% Good
3.50 to 3.74 18.7% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 21.82% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 19.36% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 16.47% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.48% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.04% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

California State University San Bernardino admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,120 5,315 14,435
Accepted 7,333 3,944 11,277
Acceptance Rate 80% 74% 78%
Enrolled 1,491 795 2,286
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 20% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to California State University San Bernardino is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University San Bernardino and what student information is used for admission decisions?

California State University San Bernardino Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
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.

FAQs

Does California State University San Bernardino prefer SAT or ACT?

97% of students submit their SAT scores to California State University-San Bernardino. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into California State University San Bernardino?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to California State University-San Bernardino. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for California State University San Bernardino?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1080. 97% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for California State University San Bernardino?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 20. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.