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

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
Ethnicity
African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
Hispanic
43%
White
26%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
8%
Percent of First Generation Students
48%
Student Organizations
127
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
No

Housing

0
100
95%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
80%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cougars
School Colors
blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Male Athletes
118
Total Female Athletes
137
Intramural Sports
6
Sports Club
12
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.50 Average Rating
I am not living in a dorm, but they are brand new very nice facilities
Kimberly from San Diego, CA
there are many restaurants that are close to campus. it's only a 5 minute drive to get to san marcos boulevard, where students can indulge in a variety of delicious options from coffee shops, sushi, and my two personal favorites, thai and indian food.
ashley from san marcos, ca
There are lots of yummy food choices here! I have had some of the best food I can remember having at the WOW Cafe. There are multiple restaurant type places to eat, as well as a cafe with pastries and coffee, a mini super market, and a Starbucks. (Actually there are quite a few coffee places on campus; hey, welcome to college!)
Sarah from Santa Ysabel, CA
Once they get the new University Student Union up and running it will be 10x better.
Tamara from Lake Elsinore, CA
there are many food options, sushi, burritos, pizza, and they even change the ethnic food every week! they also have a cougar mart, for the daily grocery shops and there is a Ralphs across the street from the campus.
Ayesha from Escondido, CA
Campus recently changed vendors and there is now a great selection of nutritious meals available, as well as lots of snacks and not so healthy meals for the fast food lovers. The cost is also great!
Shayla from Oceanside, CA