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Colleges / California State University, San Bernardino

California State University, San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA 4-Year Public

CSU San Bernardino Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to CSU San Bernardino, 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 be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to CSU San Bernardino?

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.

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 State University, San Bernardino

CSU San Bernardino is amoderately 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to CSU San Bernardino?

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 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 stand out.

Admissions Factors at CSU San Bernardino

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Important
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
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

CSU San Bernardino Application Requirements

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
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU San Bernardino?

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, students 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 look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

CSU San Bernardino 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, 98% of CSU San Bernardino's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for CSU San Bernardino?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for CSU San Bernardino?

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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Transferring to California State University, San Bernardino

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

CSU San Bernardino Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CSU San Bernardino?

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

Does CSU San Bernardino accept transfer credits?

CSU San Bernardino accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CSU San Bernardino accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does CSU San Bernardino accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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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.

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CSU San Bernardino Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

78%

How hard is it to get into CSU San Bernardino? CSU San Bernardino is a somewhat selective institution. The CSU San Bernardino acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.

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CSU San Bernardino Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 30

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

CSU San Bernardino ACT Scores

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ACT Range

15 - 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

20 and Above

Good

15 to 20

Avg

15 and Less

Low

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CSU San Bernardino SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

910 - 1070

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Math SAT Range

450 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 540

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CSU San Bernardino GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.41

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

19,404

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,046

Out-of-State

$7,442

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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