CSU Monterey Bay GPA, SAT, and ACT Data

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Cal State Monterey Bay Admissions Standards

Cal State Monterey Bay GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Cal State Monterey Bay GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

Even with an acceptance rate of about 35 percent, California State University-Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is accessible to many students with decent grades and test scores. CSUMB is one of the smaller of the California State University campuses, but it can boast of one of the most stunning coastal locations.

Each student calculates their Eligibility Index using their grade point average and ACT or SAT score. That will tell you whether you are eligible for admission to the CSU system. A higher Eligibility Index is required for those who aren't residents of California and who didn't graduate from a California high school. You must also have completed each of the college preparatory subject requirements (the A-G Pattern) with a grade of C or better in each course.

The Eligibility Index needed changes from year to year. For residents, the Fall 2018 term Eligibility Index was 2950 using the SAT and was at 694 using the ACT. See their current charts on the CSUMB.edu website.

How do you measure up at Cal State University Monterey Bay? Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

CSU Monterey Bay Admissions Graph

In the graph above, students who got in are represented by the blue and green dots. As you can see, the majority of accepted students had a high school average of "B" or better, SAT scores (RW+M) of 950 or higher, and ACT scores of 18 or higher. This graph is based on the old SAT scores. Note, however, that there are red data points (rejected students) throughout the graph. A few students with grades and scores that seem to be on target for CSUMB were rejected.

Unlike the University of California System, the California State University admission process is not holistic. Except for EOP students, applicants do not need to submit letters of recommendation or an application essay, and extracurricular involvement is not part of the standard application. Thus, the reason why an applicant with adequate scores and grades would be rejected tends to come down to a couple factors such as insufficient college preparatory classes or an incomplete application.

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