Cal State East Bay SAT Scores and GPA

What are Cal State East Bay's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into Cal State East Bay. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Hayward, CA

This school is also known as: California State University East Bay, CSU East Bay, Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into California State University East Bay.


Average SAT: 992

The average SAT score composite at Cal State East Bay is a 992.

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Cal State East Bay SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 890, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1090.

In other words, a 890 places you below average, while a 1090 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at Cal State East Bay, but they really want to see at least a 890 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math490440540
Reading + Writing502450550
Composite9928901090

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Average GPA: 3.2

The average GPA at Cal State East Bay is 3.2. This makes Cal State East Bay Moderately Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.2, Cal State East Bay accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in. If you took some AP or IB classes, this will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.2, you'll need a higher SAT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 71.6%

The acceptance rate at Cal State East Bay is 71.6%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 72 are admitted.

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This means the school is not selective. As long as you don't fall way below average, you'll likely get in.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is not selective, you have a great shot at getting in, as long as you don't fall well below average. Aim for a 890 SAT or higher, and you'll almost certainly get an offer of admission. But if you score below this, you may be one of the unlucky few to get rejected.


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  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in Cal State East Bay, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Cal State East Bay.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average SAT scores than Cal State East Bay. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN 1100 22
Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA 1098 22
Texas State University San Marcos, TX 1095 23
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA 1090 24
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC 1081 23
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA 1069 24
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX 1040 20

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for Cal State East Bay, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
California State University Fresno Fresno, CA 1010 19
California State University Stanislaus Turlock, CA 1000 19
California State University San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA 1000 18
California State University Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA 993 19
Kean University Union, NJ 990 20
University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville, TX 990 19
California State University Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 985 18

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for Cal State East Bay, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Cal State East Bay is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL 950 18
Saint Elizabeth University Morristown, NJ 950 16
Albertus Magnus College New Haven, CT 940 24
Bloomfield College Bloomfield, NJ 940 18
Texas Southern University Houston, TX 910 17
California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, CA 900 18
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney, PA 890 18

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