California State University-San Bernardino (CSUSB)

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CSUSB can be found in San Bernardino, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Around 18,000 students are enrolled at California State University-San Bernardino.

The majority of students that got into CSUSB got an SAT score between 790 - 1000, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 16 - 20. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the CSUSB average GPA ranges from 2.71 to 2.97 for accepted students. 58% of all applicants are granted admission to California State University-San Bernardino, from which 34% choose to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected CSUSB acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 45%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CSUSB Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for California State University-San Bernardino was reported as 58.3% in Fall 2012 with over 12,200 college applications submitted to California State University-San Bernardino. 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

  • CSUSB ACT Scores: 16 - 20
  • CSUSB Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.97

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

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to CSUSB and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

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-San Bernardino has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 24.1%
  • 2009-2010: 23.3%
  • 2010-2011: 19.1%
  • 2011-2012: 58.2%
  • 2012-2013: 58.3%
  • Projected CSUSB Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 45.0%

How Does CSUSB Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Redlands67.2%
California Baptist University78.8%
University of La Verne39.0%
Azusa Pacific University79.9%
Chapman University44.7%

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 Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


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

ACT®Score Range
English14 - 20
Math16 - 22
Composite Score16 - 20
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