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CSU Maritime Academy Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto CSU Maritime Academy, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is November 30 and the fee for the application costs $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to CSU Maritime Academy?

California State University Maritime Academy does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is October 31, which is coming up fast! CSU Maritime Academy will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

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 Hard Is It To Get Admitted to CSU Maritime Academy?

CSU Maritime Academy is amoderately difficult school to get into. CSU Maritime Academy evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, CSU Maritime Academy accepted 76% of all applicants., around 1,084 of the 1,418 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like CSU Maritime Academy, 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2020, CSU Maritime Academy waitlisted 85 students. Of those, 84 eventually were offered a spot.

What Does CSU Maritime Academy Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at CSU Maritime Academy

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

CSU Maritime Academy 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Other Requirements health form
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU Maritime Academy?

Students admitted to CSU Maritime Academy have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. CSU Maritime Academy does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

CSU Maritime Academy 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 2020, 88% of CSU Maritime Academy's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for CSU Maritime Academy?

To be competitive with other CSU Maritime Academy applicants, you should strive to earn between 1078 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At CSU Maritime Academy 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1078, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CSU Maritime Academy students scored 633 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of CSU Maritime Academy students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for CSU Maritime Academy?

To be most competitive at CSU Maritime Academy, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CSU Maritime Academy's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CSU Maritime Academy students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Transferring to California State University Maritime Academy

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to CSU Maritime Academy.

Transfer students can enroll in CSU Maritime Academy during the following terms: Fall Term

CSU Maritime Academy Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Maritime Academy?

Students who are admitted to CSU Maritime Academy must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does CSU Maritime Academy accept transfer credits?

CSU Maritime Academy accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does CSU Maritime Academy accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

CSU Maritime Academy does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Maritime Academy?

CSU Maritime Academy. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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CSU Maritime Academy Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

76%

How hard is it to get into CSU Maritime Academy? CSU Maritime Academy is a somewhat selective institution. The CSU Maritime Academy acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.

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CSU Maritime Academy Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Maritime Academy is Nov 30.

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

CSU Maritime Academy ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

21 to 26

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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CSU Maritime Academy SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1078 - 1260

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Math SAT Range

538 - 633

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

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CSU Maritime Academy GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.43

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CSU Maritime Academy, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.43. 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

942

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,116

Out-of-State

$18,996

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Application Deadline

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