California State University, Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA

California State University, Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,143

$19,023

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
45%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
50%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
47%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

25

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,280
Declined 3,047
Total Received 12,327
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Public

6,799

undergraduate students

817

graduate students

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Campus in Seaside (population: 34,150). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: San Jose
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Monterey Peninsula

California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA
93955-8001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
86%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
45%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
50%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
47%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,280
Declined 3,047
Total Received 12,327

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

state residency

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Human Services, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Marine Sciences
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Psychology, General
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

7,616

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

6,799
students

Female
61%
4,171

Male
39%
2,623

11%

817
students

Female
70%
572

Male
30%
245

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

6,052
students

Female
64%
3,821

Male
36%
2,231

11%

742
students

Female
48%
350

Male
52%
392

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 30%
Student 5 year graduation rate 26%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
42%
Hispanic/Latino
27%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,085

Transfer students enrolled

14%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
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