Tuition & Fees

$7,043

$18,923

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
51%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
50%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
31%
400-499
45%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
22%
18-23
47%
12-17
21%
6-11
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
41%
12-17
30%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
51%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

26

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,976
Declined + 6,136
Total Received 13,112
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Public

6,771

undergraduate students

803

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 1945
ACT 0321
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Location

School Facts

California State University of Monterey Bay, founded in 1994, is a public, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Seaside, California.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,574
Established in 1994
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Seaside, CA

Campus in Seaside (population: 34,312). Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 4% of male students
 
3 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
51%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
50%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
31%
400-499
45%
300-399
18%
200-299
1%
30-36
5%
24-29
22%
18-23
47%
12-17
21%
6-11
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
41%
12-17
30%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
51%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%

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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,976
Declined + 6,136
Total Received 13,112

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Geographical residence
Secondary school record

Considered

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
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Paula Carter
Director of Admissions
P: 831 582-3738
F: 831 582-3783
admissions@csumb.edu

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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
August 30

State aid form
August 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 831 582-5100
F: 831 582-3782
financial_aid@csumb.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Angeles Fuentes
Director of Financial Aid Services
afuentes@csumb.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
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Athletic Directors

Kirby Garry (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, CCAA
Mascot
Otters

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness
Anatomy
Animation
Applied Marine/Watershed Science
Archaeology
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Cinematic Arts/Technology
Collaborative Health/Human Services
Communication Design
Communications
Computer Science
Counseling
Creative Writing
Education
Environmental Science/Technology/Policy
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Film
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health/Wellness
History
Hospitality
Human Communication
Human Development/Family Studies
Instructional Science/Technology
Integrated Studies
Interactive Design
International Business
International Relations
Japanese
Journalism
Kinesiology
Liberal Studies
Management
Marine Biology
Marine Science
Marketing
Mathematics
Molecular Biology
Music
Non Profit Administration
Nursing
Physical Therapy
Political Science
Pre-Law
Pre-Med
Programming
Psychology
Public Health
Recording Technology
Science
Science Education
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Sports Medicine
Sustainability
Sustainable Hospitality Management
Teaching
Television/Radio/Media
Visual/Public Art
Watershed Science
Web Design
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

7,574

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

6,771
students

Female
63%
4,251

Male
37%
2,520

11%

803
students

Female
66%
532

Male
34%
271

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

6,111
students

Female
64%
3,897

Male
36%
2,214

10%

660
students

Female
54%
354

Male
46%
306

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
40%
Hispanic/Latino
29%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

28%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Spring: August 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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