Tuition & Fees

$7,648

$13,786

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
30%
400-499
50%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
37%
400-499
45%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
49%
12-17
33%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
36%
30-36
1%
24-29
17%
18-23
57%
12-17
25%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
26

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,864
Declined + 3,265
Total Received 14,129
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Public

13,316

undergraduate students

571

graduate students

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San Marcos, CA

304-acre campus in San Marcos (population: 95,261).

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

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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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
30%
400-499
50%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
37%
400-499
45%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
49%
12-17
33%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
36%
30-36
1%
24-29
17%
18-23
57%
12-17
25%

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

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,864
Declined + 3,265
Total Received 14,129

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

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

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $27,025,057
State $21,446,522
Institutional $15,644,386
Other external $1,173,952
Total $65,289,917

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $23,637
Other external $154,768
Total $178,405

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

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

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Bilingual Education
Biology
Business Administration
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

96%

13,316
students

Female
61%
8,113

Male
39%
5,203

Graduate

4%

571
students

Female
66%
376

Male
34%
195

undergraduateFull-time

83%

11,079
students

Female
62%
6,835

Male
38%
4,244

undergraduatePart-time

17%

2,237
students

Female
58%
1,278

Male
42%
959

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
45%
Hispanic/Latino
26%
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

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

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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