California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, CA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
15,755
Total Number of Undergrads
14,615
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
Student:Faculty Ratio
26:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
15%
20-39 Students
54%
40-99 Students
27%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
15%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
51%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
37%
62%
Ethnicity

African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
9%
White
61%
Hispanic
19%
Native American
1%
Multi-Racial
2%
Unknown
1%

What Students Are Saying

3.50 Average Rating
a majority of the majors at cal state san marcos are impacted- such as the nursing and business programs. overall, the classes and professors themselves have high expectations and standards, and are all willing to help you succeed. the classes are tougher once you enter your upper-division courses. it's always a plus to visit your professor's office hours and utilize other resources on campus such as the stem and writing center.
ashley from san marcos, ca
College in itself is demanding academically. At CSUSM I have not yet come across a teacher who hasn't expected the best work from me. On top of that, every class that I have had so far was taught by a knowledgeable teacher, and the assignments required me to take the time to complete them. Aside from that, the students in the class that contribute to discussions are all incredibly intelligent.
Sarah from Santa Ysabel, CA
Good professor with smaller classrooms! Office hours aren't crowded making it easier to meet up with your professor. We do have some very challenging classes which you need to be prepared for by taking notes, doing homework and consistently study.
Tamara from Lake Elsinore, CA
As a freshman, I don't know that much, but based on the classes I am taking, they are very rewarding. you get out what you put in. There have been no easy A' classes. they all teach you something vital about your life and future. at the same time, they are not impossible to complete and succeed in.
Ayesha from Escondido, CA
The classes are not easy and you have to do the work to get the grade, but learning is always first! As long as you do the work, ask questions, get help (if needed) then there is no reason to fail a class.
Shayla from Oceanside, CA