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California State University - Bakersfield Admissions

Cal State Bakersfield admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 68%. Students that get into Cal State Bakersfield have an average SAT score between 790-1020 or an average ACT score of 16-21. The regular admissions application deadline for Cal State Bakersfield is March 1. Interested students can apply for early action, and the Cal State Bakersfield early action deadline is November 30.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
8,487
SAT Range
790-1020
SAT Reading
390-500
SAT Math
400-520
Students Submitting SAT
90%
ACT Range
16-21
ACT English
14-21
ACT Math
16-22
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
24%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
March 1
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
November 30
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$55
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Recommended
  • Recommendations
    Neither required nor recommended
Poll
53%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.30 responses
Poll
63%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.30 responses
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