California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,712

$19,592

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
480
75th
560
25th
470
75th
22
25th
15
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

26

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,241
Declined 3,172
Total Received 15,413
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Public

15,621

undergraduate students

1,338

graduate students

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

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
480
75th
560
25th
470
75th
22
25th
15
75th
22
25th
16
75th
22
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) November 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,241
Declined 3,172
Total Received 15,413

Admissions Factors

Required

Completion of college-prepatory program
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

67%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,250

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Additional fees $1,970
Books & supplies $1,072
Total $8,784
Average Financial Aid - $8,250
Total with Avg. Aid $534
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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Indian/Native American Studies.
Anthropology, General.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Criminology.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Physics, Other.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Women's Studies.
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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

16,959

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

15,621
students

Female
61%
9,539

Male
39%
6,082

8%

1,338
students

Female
70%
931

Male
30%
407

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

12,390
students

Female
62%
7,679

Male
38%
4,711

21%

3,231
students

Female
58%
1,860

Male
42%
1,371

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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
45%
Hispanic/Latino
25%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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
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