California State University-San Marcos

San Marcos, CA, USA
3.49 Average Rating

With campus situated on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding community, California State University-San Marcos is a 4-year public institution in southern California and part of the Cal State system. CSUSM is home to colleges of Humanities, Business Administration, Education, and Science granting bachelor’s degrees in 43 academic majors. In addition to classroom space, CSU San Marcos hosts the Kellogg Library, one of the largest such facilities in the state. To help explore the surrounding area, CSUSM Outdoor Adventures sponsors day and weekend trips for activities such as hiking and camping.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 955
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2019
Other June 30, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,504
Total Number of Undergrads
13,962
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
25:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,614
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$5,742
Out-of-State Tuition
$15,246
0
100
42%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,154
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
127
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Diego
Los Angeles
Orange
San Francisco
Seattle
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.49 Average Rating
it is a small campus but very friendly and loving. in my 4 years here i have not had a bad teacher. plus every tuesday there is an activity going on the one of the plazas and there are many ways for students to get evolved.
Jessica from San Marcos, CA
CSUSM is a fantastic school! I am a transfer student and this is my first semester at this school, and I absolutely love it here. They have a wonderful campus, fantastic programs and great teachers.
Kimberly from San Diego, CA