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CSU San Bernardino

CSU San Bernardino
CSU San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Official telephone: (909) 537-5000

Website: www.csusb.edu


Screen last updated on: November 10, 2015

The admissions information below is valid for the 2014-15 academic year.

CSU San Bernardino

Admissions Office

Admissions officer:
Arlene Reed,
Director of Admissions
Contacting the office:
909 537-5188
909 537-7034 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?
Priority filing date for fall:
October 1
Final filing date for fall:
November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall:
Application fee:
Can the application fee be waived?
Are refunds available on the application fee?
Is the Common Application form accepted?
Admissions requirements:
Minimum grade of "C" in listed secondary school units required; minimum eligibility index of 3072 for SAT I (741 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; minimum eligibility index of 3402 for SAT I (822 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.6 GPA are eligible regardless of test scores. Out of local area requirements are based on total application pool.
High school graduation is:
required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:
Campus visit is:
Interview is:
required of some
Off-campus interview:
not available
Standardized test requirements:
SAT or ACT required
School's test preference:
no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:
counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received:
December 15 for SAT/ACT, December 15 for SAT Subject Test
High school units required or recommended:
1 required
4 required
Foreign language:
2 required
1 required
2 required
3 required
2 required
Social studies:
1 required
Academic electives:
1 required
15 required
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:
School has formalized early decision program:
School has early action program:
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency important
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind:
Average secondary school GPA:
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank:
Average SAT:
443 verbal, 451 math, 422 writing, 894 combined
Combined SAT middle 50% range:
790 - 990
Average ACT:
17 English, 19 math
ACT writing middle 50% range:
8 - 17
Combined ACT middle 50% range:
16 - 20
Test taken by majority of applicants:
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission:
on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission:
must accept by May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:
Number of applicants offered admission:
16,873 (83%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:
5,035 (30%)
School has a waiting list policy:
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools:
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:
Tuition deposit amount:

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