California State University-Bakersfield (CSUB)

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California State University-Bakersfield can be found in Bakersfield, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 13,000 students enrolled per year at CSUB.

Roughly 80% of all students which applied were accepted at California State University-Bakersfield, and from those that were granted acceptance around 15% continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the CSUB acceptance rate 2021 will be around 55%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CSUB Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for California State University-Bakersfield was reported as 80.7% in Fall 2020 with over 12,900 applications submitted to CSUB. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California State University-Bakersfield has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 67.8%
  • 2017-2018: 61.1%
  • 2018-2019: 23.0%
  • 2019-2020: 80.7%
  • Projected CSUB Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 54.6%

How Does CSUB Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for CSUB is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California State University-Channel Islands85.8%
Pepperdine University31.7%
Loyola Marymount University43.8%
Azusa Pacific University67.5%
California State University-Dominguez Hills77.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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