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California State University-Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA, USA
3.68 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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
94%
Out of State Students
4%
0
100
35%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2018 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
7,574
Total Number of Undergrads
6,771
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
17%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
26:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,064
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$5,472
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,632
0
100
70%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,987
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
34%
66%
Student Organizations
125
Size of Town
Suburb: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
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
$42,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
csumb is a great institution that offers many majors to choose from. i recommend this institution to students around the world. campus offers many free programs that helps in our academic needs.
Marco from SALINAS, CA
This is an outdoorsy type of school, especially since it's on the beach and hiking areas.
Many great people and outdoor recreations.
Small class sizes and cold weather!
Michelle from Anaheim, CA

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