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California State University, East Bay

Hayward, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate74%
Acceptance Rate74%

CSU East Bay Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to CSU East Bay, the regular decision application deadline is October 1 and the application fee costs $70.

CSU East Bay Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of CSU East Bay's admissions stats.

CSU East Bay 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 75%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 36%
Waitlist No

California State University, East Bay Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for California State University, East Bay.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes October 1 ––

Applying Early to CSU East Bay?

CSU East Bay does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on California State University, East Bay Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to CSU East Bay?

Getting into CSU East Bay is not difficult. CSU East Bay evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, CSU East Bay accepted 74% of all applicants, approximately 11,824 of the 15,963 students who applied.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like CSU East Bay, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to California State University, East Bay

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to CSU East Bay

CSU East Bay has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into CSU East Bay?

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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at CSU East Bay

What does CSU East Bay consider 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 Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Considered

Make sure to check with CSU East Bay for more information on admission factors.

CSU East Bay Application Requirements

To apply to CSU East Bay, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with CSU East 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) 2.0
Other Requirements California State University eligibility index
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU East Bay?

Students admitted to CSU East Bay have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

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 East Bay looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

CSU East Bay 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 2022, 75% of CSU East Bay's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 36% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for CSU East Bay?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CSU East Bay students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of CSU East Bay students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for CSU East Bay?

To be most competitive at CSU East Bay, you should strive to earn between 16 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for CSU East Bay's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for CSU East Bay students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

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, East Bay

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to CSU East Bay.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is October 1.

Transfer students can enroll in CSU East Bay during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

CSU East Bay Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CSU East Bay?

❌ Students who are admitted to CSU East 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 East Bay accept transfer credits?

✅ CSU East Bay accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CSU East Bay accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does CSU East Bay accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ CSU East Bay accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to CSU East Bay?

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

What is CSU East Bay's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for CSU East Bay is 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at CSU East Bay?

❌ CSU East Bay does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About CSU East Bay?

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CSU East Bay Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into CSU East Bay? CSU East Bay is a less selective institution. The CSU East Bay acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 74 out of every 100 applicants.


CSU East Bay Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Oct 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Oct 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU East Bay is Oct 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU East Bay is Oct 1.

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

CSU East Bay ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above


16 to 21


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to CSU East Bay is 19. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into CSU East Bay. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

CSU East Bay SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

440 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 550

CSU East Bay GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CSU East Bay, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.2. 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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