California State University-Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
59%
Acceptance Rate
12,423
Students Applied
81%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1085
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2019
Other
Winter Semester
June 30, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
Countries Represented
47
40%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1057
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
570
Reading
25th
480
75th
590
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
21%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
12
Top 25%
44
Top 50%
86
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
235
$30k - $48k
99
$48k - $75k
126
$75k - $110k
66
$110k+
108

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 831-582-3738
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
The weather can range from occasionally sunny to a dreary fog that covers the entire campus. Usually cloudy, the temperature is around 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Be prepared for the cold weather! Also, try to avoid the raccoons that come out at night.
Ken from Beverly Hills, CA
Apply early. Apply for all scholarships. Work hard. Those three go with every college you pursue.
Gina from Seaside, CA
MEET THE DEADLINES! fill out the fafsa, go to on a tour, go to open house, talk to people that go here!
Amnda from Citrus Heights, CA
It is always good idea to check out different campus that have your choice of major/study. But once you visit and tour the campus of CSU Monterey Bay and see what it has to offer for prospective students, meet the staff and fellow students you will in no doubt want to make this your school of choice. I would also suggest checking out the local surrounding areas.
Current CSUMB Student
You have to have a really strong desire to come here. This environment is much more laid back, so you have to want that.
Lillian from Roseville, CA
You will not be on your own just because your parents are not here. (That is if you plan to live in the dorms.) Many people will be willing to be friends and help you out. But, you should learn how to wash laundry!
Pauline from Whittier, CA
ORGANIZE and PRIORITIZE!!!!!
This is very important.
The college experience may be very overwhelming the first year and you will for sure slack off in one of these two things. Take some time and make sure you have all your papers in order and you have enough time to get everything done.
Emma from Sacramento, CA
Attend if you love the out doors and are not into going to a schoolstuck in the middle of a busy city
Brittany from Long Beach, CA

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