Tuition & Fees

$7,364

$16,292

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
25

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,746
Declined + 3,814
Total Received 11,560
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Public

12,177

undergraduate students

616

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5677
ACT 0272

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
32%
400-499
47%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
34%
400-499
47%
300-399
12%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
49%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
25%
30-36
1%
24-29
17%
18-23
62%
12-17
20%
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School Facts

California State University--San Marcos, founded in 1989, is a public university. Its 302-acre campus is located in San Marcos.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 12,793
Established in 1989
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

San Marcos, CA

304-acre campus in San Marcos (population: 89,387).

California State University, San Marcos
333 Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
80%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
32%
400-499
47%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
34%
400-499
47%
300-399
12%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
49%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
25%
30-36
1%
24-29
17%
18-23
62%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,746
Declined + 3,814
Total Received 11,560

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Nathan Evans
Director of Admissions & Recruitment
P: 760 750-4848
F: 760 750-3248
apply@csusm.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA
Mascot
Cougars
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Bilingual Education
Biology
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Elementary Education/Multiple Subject
Ethnic Studies
Finance
Global Business Management
Global Studies
Global Supply Chain Management
History
Human Development
Humanities
Individual Major
Kinesiology
L.V.N. to B.S.N.
Liberal Studies
Literature/Writing
Literature/Writing Studies
Management
Management of Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Nursing
Nursing/Basic B.S.N.
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
R.N. to B.S.N.
Secondary Education/Single Subject
Social Sciences
Sociological Practice
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Visual/Performing Arts
Women's Studies
World Languages
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Undergraduate

95%

12,177
students

Female
61%
7,382

Male
39%
4,795

Graduate

5%

616
students

Female
68%
421

Male
32%
195

undergraduateFull-time

78%

9,578
students

Female
62%
5,852

Male
38%
3,726

undergraduatePart-time

22%

2,599
students

Female
59%
1,530

Male
41%
1,069

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
42%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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