CSU Stanislaus: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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California State University, Stanislaus is a public university with an acceptance rate of 88%. Established in 1960 and located in Turlock, California, Stanislaus State is one of the 23 institutions that make up the California State University system. The school offers 43 undergraduate majors, 41 minors, and more than 100 areas of concentration. Business administration and psychology are the most popular undergraduate majors. In athletics, the Warriors compete in the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Considering applying to Stanislaus State? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Cal State Stanislaus had an acceptance rate of 88%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 88 students were admitted, making Cal State Stanislaus' admissions process less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 7,837
Percent Admitted 88%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 23%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Cal State Stanislaus requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. Note that California applicants with an average GPA of 3.0 and above, and non-residents with an average GPA of 3.61 and above are not required to submit standardized test scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 76% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 460 560
Math 450 540
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Stanislaus State's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Cal State Stanislaus scored between 460 and 560, while 25% scored below 460 and 25% scored above 560. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 450 and 540, while 25% scored below 450 and 25% scored above 540. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1100 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Cal State University Stanislaus.

Requirements

Cal State Stanislaus does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Stanislaus State will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. SAT Subject test scores are not required, but if the score meets a benchmark it may be used to fulfill certain core course requirements.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Cal State Stanislaus requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. Note that California applicants with an average GPA of 3.0 and above, and non-residents with an average GPA of 3.61 and above are not required to submit standardized test scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 30% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 15 21
Math 16 21
Composite 17 21

This admissions data tells us that most of Cal State University Stanislaus' admitted students fall within the bottom 33% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Stanislaus State received a composite ACT score between 17 and 21, while 25% scored above 21 and 25% scored below 17.

Requirements

Cal State Stanislaus does not require the ACT writing section. Note that Stanislaus State superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Cal State Stanislaus' incoming freshmen class was 3.28, and over 56% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.25 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Cal State Stanislaus have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

California State University, Stanislaus Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
California State University, Stanislaus Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Cal State Stanislaus. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Cal State University Stanislaus, which accepts more than than three-quarters of applicants, has a less selective admissions process. Unlike the University of California System, the California State University admission process is not holistic. Except for EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) students, applicants do not need to submit letters of recommendation or an application essay, and extracurricular involvement is not part of the standard application. Instead, admissions are based primarily on an eligibility index that combines GPA and test scores. Minimum high school course requirements (A-G college preparatory requirements) include four years of English; three years of math; two years of history and social science; two years of laboratory science; two years of a foreign language other than English; one year of visual or performing arts; and one year of a college preparatory elective. The reasons why an applicant with adequate scores and grades would be rejected tends to come down to factors such as insufficient college preparatory classes, high school classes that weren't challenging, or an incomplete application.

In the scattergram above, the green and blue dots represent accepted students. As you can see, most admitted students had grades in the "B" range or higher, SAT scores (ERW+M) of 900 or higher, and ACT scores of 17 or higher.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and CSU Stanislaus Undergraduate Admissions Office.