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California State University-Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA, USA
3.64 Average Rating

California State University, Monterey Bay is changing the way students experience college! Featuring a diverse student body on a campus located just one mile from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. California State University, Monterey Bay offers students the opportunity to expand their horizon both academically and geographically. Our public university offers 24 undergraduate degrees with more than 30 concentrations and minors, seven graduate degrees, and several certification options. The Cal State Monterey Bay campus is located in a destination region of Monterey Bay, which provides access to jobs for graduates, as well as recreational opportunities for students. The classroom settings are intimate and allow for more one on one time with your instructors and a more engaging learning environment. Your extraordinary opportunity awaits at this beachside California State University!

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
59%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2019
Other June 30, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
40%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1057
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
7,540
Total Number of Undergrads
6,709
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
23%
20-39 Students
69%
40-99 Students
6%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
24:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,468
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,143
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,023
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,711
Books and Supplies
$1854

Aid & Grants

0
100
66%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
50%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,983
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
50%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,257
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,789

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
50%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,658
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$140

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
125
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
52%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Otters
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Salinas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,000

What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
Its a great size campus, small which is perfect. This school is also a great value for your money, its among the cheapest options for a CSU.
Lillian from Roseville, CA
CSUMB is located just north of Monterey, California. The school is about 5 minutes away from the ocean, and offers a laid back setting. CSUMB has a small campus, with around 5,000 students in attendance.
Ken from Beverly Hills, CA
This establishment is located in one of the most beautiful scenic areas around. If your into marine science or environmental justice, this is the perfect school for you. I am proud to say I attend CSUMB.
Gina from Seaside, CA