Traditional BSN Statistics for Admitted Cohorts

The statistics below represent admission information for our admitted Traditional BSN cohorts in Fall 2009 through Fall 2013. We admitted approximately 40 Traditional students in each of these admit terms.  We did not admit a Spring Cohort in any of these years.  We anticipate the same level of State funding for our Fall 2014 Cohort (admit of 40 students).  We do not expect to open up admission to admit any Traditional BSN students in Spring.

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

Supplemental Admission Criteria
(Points System)
2013 2012 2011 2010
Total Points Possible


85 85 85 85
Lowest Point Cut-off
for Admission*
51.5 54 55** 52** 49**
Pre-Nursing Core GPA

Average: 3.89
Range: 4.0-3.61

Average: 3.81
Range:  4.0-3.36

Average: 3.8
Range: 4.0-3.35
Average:  3.78
Range: 4.0-3.19
Average: 3.69
Range: 4.0-3.25
Overall GPA in Last 60 Units Average: 3.83
Range: 4.0-3.45
Average:  3.81
Range:  4.0-3.37
Average: 3.82
Range: 4.0-3.54
Average:  3.73
Range: 4.0-3.14***
Average: 3.73
Range: 4.0-3.24
TEAS Composite Score**** Average: 83.6
Range: 94.7-74.0
Average: 81.93
Range:  94.0-71.3

Average: 84.3
Range: 95.1-73.3

Average: 85.6
Range: 94.1-73.5
Average: 85.6
Range: 93.5-80.0


* CSU San Marcos utilized impaction criteria to more greatly restrict admission to the program.

**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 what can be accomplished by earning points in optional Criteria areas.

**** We require Version 5, or later for the TEAS exam.