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CSU Long Beach: Admissions

Admissions Office

Admissions officer:
Thomas Enders,
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services
Contacting the office:
562 985-5471
562 985-4973 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?yes
Final filing date for fall:November 30
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:no
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
High school graduation isrequired, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:required
Campus visit is:neither required nor 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:01/12/2017 for SAT/ACT
High School units required or recommended: English:4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign Language:2 required, 2 recommended
History:1 required, 1 recommended
Lab:2 required, 2 recommended
Math:3 required, 3 recommended
Science:2 required, 2 recommended
Social Studies:1 required, 1 recommended
Academic Electives:1 required, 1 recommended
Other:1 required, 1 recommended
Total:17 required, 17 recommended
Special requirements for admission to specific programs:
  • Portfolio required of art program applicants.
  • Audition required of music program applicants.
  • Audition required of dance program applicants.
  • Audition required of theatre program applicants.
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:EOP, Educational Equity Services, College Assistance Migration Program, conditional admission, and other programs for applicants not normally admissible.
School has formalized early decision program:no
School has early action program:no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:no

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic Criteria:
  • secondary school report considered
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay considered
Nonacademic Criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities considered
  • particular talent/ability important
  • character/personal qualities considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence very important
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience considered
Average secondary school GPA:3.5
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA:99%
Average SAT:504 verbal, 529 math, 1033 combined
Average ACT:21 English, 23 math, 22 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range:20 - 25
Test taken by majority of applicants:SAT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores:94%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score:34%

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of Admission:by December 1
Acceptance of Admission:must accept by May 1

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received:56,357
Number of applicants offered admission:20,326 (36%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled:4,335 (21%)
School has a waiting list policy:yes
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools:89%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:1%
Admission may be deferred:no