California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

Tuition & Fees

$7,648

$17,152

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
50%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
52%
400-499
31%
300-399
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
37%
12-17
43%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
40%
12-17
45%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
52%
12-17
34%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

26

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,696
Declined + 6,647
Total Received 17,343
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Public

13,879

undergraduate students

640

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Human Development
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Codes

SAT 5677
ACT 0272

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Location

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 14,519
Established in 1989
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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San Marcos, CA

304-acre campus in San Marcos (population: 96,198).

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
50%
400-499
32%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
52%
400-499
31%
300-399
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
37%
12-17
43%
6-11
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
40%
12-17
45%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
52%
12-17
34%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
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

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,696
Declined + 6,647
Total Received 17,343

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
State residency

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Lisa Medina
Registrar and Director of Admissions
P: 760 750-4848
F: 760 750-3248
apply@csusm.edu

Financial Aid

48%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,056.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Room & board $13,150
Additional fees $1,906
Books & supplies $1,072
Total $21,870
Average Financial Aid - $11,056
Total with Avg. Aid $10,814
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 760 750-4850
F: 760 750-3047
finaid@csusm.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Julie Lindenmeier
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
jlindenmeier@csusm.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, lacrosse, soccer, surfing, swimming, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

dance, lacrosse, soccer, surfing, swimming, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, disc golf, flag football, futsal, speed soccer, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jennifer Milo (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II)
Mascot
Cougars
School colors
blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Indian Studies
Anthropology
Art/Media/Design
Bilingual Education
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Adolescent Development
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminology/Justice Studies
Economics
Education
Elementary Education/Multiple Subject
Engineering
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Finance
Global Business Management
Global Studies
Global Supply Chain Management
History
Human Development
Individual Major
Kinesiology
L.V.N. to B.S.N.
Liberal Studies
Literature/Writing
Literature/Writing Studies
Management
Management of Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Studies
Middle School Education
Music
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
Theatre
Women's Studies
World Languages
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Human Development

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

14,519

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

13,879
students

Female
60%
8,375

Male
40%
5,504

4%

640
students

Female
62%
399

Male
38%
241

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

11,445
students

Female
62%
7,046

Male
38%
4,399

18%

2,434
students

Female
55%
1,329

Male
45%
1,105

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
48%
Hispanic/Latino
26%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

38%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Korea
Norway
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Colleen Manthey
Admissions Officer/International Specialist
760 750-4844
cmanthey@csusm.edu

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