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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: February 23, 2015

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

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

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Priority filing date for fall: October 1
Final filing date for fall: November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 3%
Application fee: $55
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? no
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: required
Campus visit is: recommended
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:
Art: 1 required
English: 4 required
Foreign language: 2 required
History: 1 required
Lab: 2 required
Math: 3 required
Science: 2 required
Social studies: 1 required
Academic electives: 1 required
Total: 15 required
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: EOP
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: yes

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: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.22
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 100%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 99%
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: SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 95%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 40%

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

Number of completed applications received: 20,400
Number of applicants offered admission: 16,873 (83%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 5,035 (30%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 96%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 2%
Tuition deposit amount: $100

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