If you are considering submitting an applicationto CSU Monterey Bay, the regular decision application deadline is November 30 and the application fee costs $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
California State University, Monterey Bay does not offer early decision or 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.
Getting into CSU Monterey Bay is moderately difficult. CSU Monterey Bay evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, CSU Monterey Bay **accepted 86% of students, around 9,805 of the 11,450 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like CSU Monterey Bay, 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.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to CSU Monterey Bay must submit the following items. Double check with CSU Monterey Bay'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|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to CSU Monterey Bay have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 49% submitted a class rank. At CSU Monterey Bay 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At California State University, Monterey Bay, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||17%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||19%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
|CSU Monterey Bay does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
CSU Monterey Bay 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 2021, 93% of CSU Monterey Bay's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 29% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CSU Monterey Bay 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 CSU Monterey Bay students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
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To be most competitive at CSU Monterey Bay, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CSU Monterey Bay's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CSU Monterey Bay students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to CSU Monterey Bay.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30.
Transfer students can enroll in CSU Monterey Bay during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Monterey Bay?
Students who are admitted to CSU Monterey Bay must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does CSU Monterey Bay accept transfer credits?
CSU Monterey Bay accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CSU Monterey Bay accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does CSU Monterey Bay accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
CSU Monterey Bay accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Monterey Bay?
CSU Monterey Bay. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into CSU Monterey Bay? CSU Monterey Bay is a somewhat selective institution. The CSU Monterey Bay acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Monterey Bay is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Monterey Bay is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At CSU Monterey Bay, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. 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.
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