California State University-Bakersfield (out-of-state)


Overall, California State University-Bakersfield is an extremely selective school. Around 11,500 applications are received by the school every year. The overall acceptance rate is around 23 percent which equals about 2,630 students who were successful in the admission process of the school. But, when the semester begins, only about 1,500 or 57 percent of the candidates who received the letter of acceptance from California State University-Bakersfield choose to register. The school tends to see 43 percent of the students who applied are men compared to 56 percent who are women. When the term commences, about 61 percent of those accepted women chose California State University-Bakersfield and 37 percent were men.

First-year students should submit their ACT or SAT scores to California State University-Bakersfield when applying. Most often, accepted applicants have test scores in the range of 15 - 22 for ACT or 790 - 1,020 for SAT. This school also accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credits, Credit for life experiences, and Dual credit. California State University-Bakersfield’s undergraduate application fee is $55. To submit your application to California State University-Bakersfield, you will need to file these documents: Completion of college-preparatory program, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record. The institution highly suggests that students who are applying have ACT/SAT scores.

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Student ACT Scores

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Student SAT Scores

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First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2018 Admissions Cycle. Test scores last reported in 2013
Applications
11,455
Male 5,005
Female 6,450

 

Acceptance
2,634
Male 950
Female 1,677

 

Enrollment Total
1,501
Male 570
Female 922


Acceptance Rate
23%
Male
19%
Female
26%

 

Yield
57%
Male
60%
Female
55%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$55


Graduate

$55



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Dual credit

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record


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