If you want to apply to CSU San Bernardino, the regular decision application deadline is November 30 and the fee for the application is $70.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|CSU San Bernardino 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||98%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||24%|
California State University, San Bernardino does not offer early decision but does offer early action. CSU San Bernardino will release EA admissions decisions no later than May 1.
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.
CSU San Bernardino is a moderately difficult school to get into. CSU San Bernardino evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, CSU San Bernardino accepted 78% of all applicants, around 11,277 of the 14,435 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like CSU San Bernardino, 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. Admissions to criminal justice, kinesiology: pre-physical therapy, nursing, social work programs is program very difficult.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||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||Not Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to CSU San Bernardino must submit the following items. Double check with CSU San Bernardino'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)||2.0|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to CSU San Bernardino have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At California State University, San Bernardino, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||14.5%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.7%|
|3.25 and 3.49||21.82%|
|3.00 and 3.24||19.36%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16.47%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.48%|
CSU San Bernardino does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
CSU San Bernardino 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, 98% of CSU San Bernardino's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other CSU San Bernardino applicants, you should strive to earn between 910 and 1070 (or higher!) on the SAT. At CSU San Bernardino 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1070 and 25% of scored lower than 910, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CSU San Bernardino students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of CSU San Bernardino students scored 540 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.
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To be most competitive at CSU San Bernardino, you should strive to earn between 15 and 20 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 20 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CSU San Bernardino's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 20, and three out of four students scored lower than 20 on the ACT.
A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CSU San Bernardino students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to CSU San Bernardino.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in CSU San Bernardino during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Does CSU San Bernardino accept transfer credits?
CSU San Bernardino accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CSU San Bernardino accepts:
Do I have to submit test scores to CSU San Bernardino?
CSU San Bernardino is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is CSU San Bernardino's acceptance rate?
CSU San Bernardino's acceptance rate is 78%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU San Bernardino is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU San Bernardino is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At CSU San Bernardino, 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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