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California State University-Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA, USA
3.64 Average Rating

California State University at Monterey Bay is a public university and a member of the 23-school CSU system. Located along the northern coast of California, approximately a mile from the shores of Monterey Bay, the university offers 24 undergraduate degrees with more than 30 concentrations, more than 30 minors, seven graduate degrees, and several teacher certification options. The Cal State Monterey Bay campus is on the site of a former army base and also hosts several centers and institutes that serve the institution as well as the community, including the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology and the Small Business Development Center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not 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
No
ACT
No
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
4%
40%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
7,545
Total Number of Undergrads
6,717
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
19%
20-39 Students
68%
40-99 Students
11%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
17%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
27:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,155
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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.
$12,593
Books and Supplies
$1339

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
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.
78%
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.
78%
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.
$13,750
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.
$146
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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
School Colors
Green/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Salinas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Sacramento
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
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
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

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