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Traditional BSN Statistics for Admitted Cohorts

The statistics below represent admission information for our admitted Tradtional BSN cohorts over the past 5 years. We admitted approximately 40 Traditional BSN students in each of these admit terms.  We did not admit a Spring Cohort in any of these years. 

The 'average' and 'range' statistics, below, refer only to the admitted cohort.

Supplemental Admission Criteria
(Points System)
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Total Points Possible


85 85 85 85
Lowest Point Cut-off
for Admission*
55** 52** 49** 49 46
Pre-Nursing Core GPA

Average: 3.80
Range: 4.0-3.35

Average: 3.78
Range: 4.0-3.19

Average:    3.69
Range: 4.0-3.25
Average: 3.70
Range: 4.0-3.25
Average: 3.62
Range: 4.0-3.02***
Overall GPA in Last 60 Units Average: 3.82
Range: 4.0-3.54
Average: 3.79
Range: 4.0-3.14
Average:   3.73
Range: 4.0-3.24
Average: 3.69
Range: 4.0-3.16
Average: 3.65
Range: 4.0-3.02
TEAS Composite Score**** Average: 84.3
Range: 95.3-73.3
Average: 84.6
Range: 94.1-73.5

Average:   85.6
Range: 93.5-80.0

Average: 85.6
Range: 92.4-75.9
Average: 83.2
Range: 93.5-76.5


* CSU San Marcos utilized impaction criteria to more greatly restrict admission to the University for 2010-2012.

**Not everyone at that point cut-off was necessarily admitted. In the case of a tie, we give priority to those with prior U.S. military service, and then we use a lottery to determine who gets admitted.

*** The low GPA's are not reflective of a typical admitted student.  These are examples of where an applicant has earned additional option criteria points, such has Work or Volunteer Experience or points for Language Other than English. But this serves as an excellent illustration of what can be accomplished by having earned points in these other, optional Criteria areas.

**** The TEAS exam has been redesigned and we require Version 5, or later.