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California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

CSU Channel Islands Admissions

If you are planning on applying to CSU Channel Islands, the regular decision application deadline is July 30 and the application fee costs $70.

CSU Channel Islands Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of CSU Channel Islands's admissions stats.

CSU Channel Islands 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Waitlist No

California State University Channel Islands Application Deadlines

Check with California State University Channel Islands directly for more info on application deadlines.

Applying Early to CSU Channel Islands?

California State University Channel Islands may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with CSU Channel Islands directly for more information about early applications.

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

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How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to CSU Channel Islands?

Getting into CSU Channel Islands is not competitive.

In 2021, CSU Channel Islands accepted 53% of all applicants, approximately 2,962 from the 5,562 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like CSU Channel Islands, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transferring to California State University Channel Islands

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to CSU Channel Islands

CSU Channel Islands has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into CSU Channel Islands?

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 assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine. What does CSU Channel Islands consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with CSU Channel Islands for more information on admission factors.

CSU Channel Islands 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to CSU Channel Islands, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with CSU Channel Islands'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) 2.03
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU Channel Islands?

Students admitted to CSU Channel Islands have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 Channel Islands looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

CSU Channel Islands 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.

What is a Good SAT Score for CSU Channel Islands?

What is a Good ACT Score for CSU Channel Islands?

To be most competitive at CSU Channel Islands, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CSU Channel Islands'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 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CSU Channel Islands students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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More Information on Transferring to California State University Channel Islands

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to CSU Channel Islands. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

CSU Channel Islands Admissions FAQs

Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Channel Islands?

✅ CSU Channel Islands is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is CSU Channel Islands's acceptance rate?

✅ CSU Channel Islands has an acceptance rate of 53%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at CSU Channel Islands?

🟨 CSU Channel Islands may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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CSU Channel Islands Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into CSU Channel Islands? CSU Channel Islands is a open admission institution. The CSU Channel Islands acceptance rate is 53%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.


CSU Channel Islands Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Channel Islands is Jul 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Channel Islands is Continuous processing.

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

CSU Channel Islands ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


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CSU Channel Islands SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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CSU Channel Islands GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CSU Channel Islands, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.22. 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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