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California State University-San Marcos Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

9,722 students

41% admitted

  • 7,044 full time
  • 2,678 part time
  • 2,577 men full time
  • 4,467 women full time
  • 9,937 applied
  • 4,055 admitted
  • 1,256 enrolled

8,807 Undergraduates

$5,472 tuition/year

  • 871 Graduates
  • 44 Non-Degree
  • $5,472 in state
  • $1,911 fees
  • $13,240 room & board
  • $1,764 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Royal blue and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Giselle from San Marcos, CA
  • 0
  • Once you enter the campus you are welcomed with positivity and smiles from the students and the teachers. It is easy to find your classes and first-year classes are not…

  • Jan-02-2017 Read More
  • Linda from Escondido, CA
  • 0
  • Initially, California State University-San Marcos was not my first choice of colleges that I wanted to attend, but because my family lived close, I didn't really have a choice. My…

  • Jul-12-2012 Read More
  • Sydney from Temecula, CA
  • 0
  • Though this university is rather new, the campus is not pleasant, majority of the teachers aren't that great, and there is no school spirit with barely any sports teams and…

  • Oct-10-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Mekrae from Escondido, CA
  • Dec-22-2011 I am a current student here

    I enjoy it now that I am in my degree program. The lower division classes and the students within those classes made me despise going to CSUSM. The students can be immature, spoiled, lazy, and just plain stupid.

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  • 5
  • Desirae from Indio, CA
  • Jun-09-2011 I am a current student here

    As a girl from a small town this was just perfect for me. I love the small campus so I don't get lost. I love living in the dorms becuase I get to be around other students and make memorable friends from not just all over California but International friends too. Just all the things you experience as a college student living away from home is exciting all the time. Never a dull moment at CSUSM!

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  • 5
  • Linda from San Marcos, CA
  • May-17-2011 I am a current student here

    I have enjoyed the atmosphere, and the library is one of my favorite places to be. Even with all the stairs, it is easy to get around, and the college admins and professors are positive in giving you a hand whenever necessary.

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