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California State University - Monterey Bay Admissions

Cal State Monterey Bay admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 59%. Students that get into Cal State Monterey Bay have an average SAT score between 960-1170 or an average ACT score of 17-23. The regular admissions application deadline for Cal State Monterey Bay is December 4.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
59%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
12,327
SAT Range
960-1170
SAT Reading
480-600
SAT Math
470-570
Students Submitting SAT
92%
ACT Range
17-23
ACT English
15-23
ACT Math
16-22
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
35%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
December 4
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$70
Application Website
Accepts Common App
No
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
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Neither required nor recommended
Poll
57%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.46 responses
Poll
61%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.46 responses
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