California State University-Channel Islands (CI)

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CI can be found in Camarillo, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. California State University-Channel Islands has an enrollment of nearly four thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 850 (25th percentile) to 1060 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 17 (25th percentile) to 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the CI average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.18 for accepted students. California State University-Channel Islands sends acceptance letters to approximately 60 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 17 percent of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CI Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for California State University-Channel Islands was reported as 64.4% in Fall 2012 with over 6,960 college applications submitted to this school. 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

  • CI ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • CI Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of California State University-Channel Islands is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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-Channel Islands has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 40.1%
  • 2009-2010: 67.9%
  • 2010-2011: 57.5%
  • 2011-2012: 53.8%
  • 2012-2013: 64.4%
  • Projected CI Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 59.1%

How Does CI Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California Lutheran University48.0%
Pepperdine University37.3%
California Institute of the Arts29.9%
Mount St. Mary's College74.1%
The Master's College and Seminary61.4%

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 CI (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score17 - 23
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