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Colleges / California State University Maritime Academy

California State University Maritime Academy

Vallejo, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

CSU Maritime Academy Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to CSU Maritime Academy, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is December 15 and the application fee costs $70.

CSU Maritime Academy Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of CSU Maritime Academy's admissions stats.

CSU Maritime Academy 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 88%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 31%
Waitlist Yes

California State University Maritime Academy Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for California State University Maritime Academy.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes October 31 December 15

Considering Applying Early to CSU Maritime Academy?

CSU Maritime Academy does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is October 31. CSU Maritime Academy will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on California State University Maritime Academy Admissions

How To Get Into California State University Maritime Academy

CSU Maritime Academy is a moderately 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, approximately 1,084 from 1,418 applicants.

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.

Transferring to California State University Maritime Academy

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

For Students Waitlisted to CSU Maritime Academy

CSU Maritime Academy has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does CSU Maritime Academy Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at CSU Maritime Academy

Wondering what factors are considered by CSU Maritime Academy during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with CSU Maritime Academy for more information on admission factors.

CSU Maritime Academy 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements health form
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

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.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

CSU Maritime Academy considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

CSU Maritime Academy is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 88% of CSU Maritime Academy's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for CSU Maritime Academy?

To be competitive with other CSU Maritime Academy applicants, you should strive to score 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.

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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.

What is CSU Maritime Academy's acceptance rate?

✅ CSU Maritime Academy's acceptance rate is 76%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at CSU Maritime Academy?

❌ CSU Maritime Academy does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


CSU Maritime Academy Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Maritime Academy is Dec 15.

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

CSU Maritime Academy ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


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CSU Maritime Academy SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1078 - 1260


Math SAT Range

538 - 633


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

CSU Maritime Academy GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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