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 8,700 students enrolled per year at CSUB.

Many of the students accepted into CSUB earned an SAT score between 790 to 1020, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 15 to 22. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the CSUB average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.64 - 3.14. Roughly 70% of all students which applied were accepted at California State University-Bakersfield, and from those that were granted acceptance around 30% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CSUB Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for California State University-Bakersfield was reported as 66.3% in Fall 2012 with over 6,630 college 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CSUB ACT Scores: 15 - 22
  • CSUB Average GPA: 2.64 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into California State University-Bakersfield?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into California State University-Bakersfield, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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

  • 2008-2009: 60.8%
  • 2009-2010: 71.5%
  • 2010-2011: 66.3%
  • 2011-2012: 67.0%
  • 2012-2013: 66.3%
  • Projected CSUB Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.7%

How Does CSUB Compare?

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The acceptance rate for CSUB is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Westmont College70.2%
California Institute of the Arts29.9%
The Master's College and Seminary61.4%
California Lutheran University48.0%
California State University-Channel Islands64.4%

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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CSUB (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English14 - 21
Math16 - 23
Composite Score15 - 22
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