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California Baptist University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to California Baptist University, the fee for the application costs $45.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

California Baptist University Admissions Stats at a Glance

California Baptist University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Mean SAT Score 1064
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 90%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 296%
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Considering Applying Early to California Baptist University?

California Baptist University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into California Baptist University

California Baptist University is a moderately difficult school to get into. California Baptist University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, California Baptist University accepted 77% of all applicants, around 6,351 of the 8,241 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like California Baptist University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What Does California Baptist University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at California Baptist University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

California Baptist University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to California Baptist University must submit the following items. Double check with California Baptist University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into California Baptist University?

Students admitted to California Baptist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 69% submitted a class rank. At California Baptist University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 78% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At California Baptist University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 69%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 11%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

California Baptist University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

California Baptist University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 90% of California Baptist University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 296% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for California Baptist University?

To be competitive with other California Baptist University applicants, you should strive to earn between 970 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At California Baptist University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a California Baptist University student is 1064.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of California Baptist University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of California Baptist University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for California Baptist University?

To be most competitive at California Baptist University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for California Baptist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for California Baptist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to California Baptist University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to California Baptist University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in California Baptist University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

California Baptist University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to California Baptist University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to California Baptist University.

Does California Baptist University accept transfer credits?

California Baptist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. California Baptist University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does California Baptist University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

California Baptist University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to California Baptist University?

California Baptist University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is California Baptist University's acceptance rate?

California Baptist University's acceptance rate is 77%.

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California Baptist University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

77%

How hard is it to get into California Baptist University? California Baptist University is a somewhat selective institution. The California Baptist University acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.

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California Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to California Baptist University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to California Baptist University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

California Baptist University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

17 to 25

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to California Baptist University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into California Baptist University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

California Baptist University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

970 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

470 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1150 and Above

Good

970 to 1150

Avg

970 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for California Baptist University students is 1064. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to California Baptist University, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at California Baptist University.

California Baptist University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.5

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At California Baptist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,317

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$37,328

Out-of-State

$37,328

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Application Deadline

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