California State University, San Marcos

California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
60%
40%
student ratio
11,555
total students
$0 | $16,092
in-state | out-of-state tuition
November 30
fall application deadline
84%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cell Biology and Histology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

84% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied10,728
    • Accepted9,102
    • Acceptance Rate84%
    • Enrolled11,555
    • Female Applicants3,901
    • Females Accepted3,292
    • Female Acceptance Rate84%
    • Male Applicants6,827
    • Males Accepted5,810
    • Male Acceptance Rate85%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$55
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.19
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen November 30th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer November 30th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math 430 530
    • SAT Writing 430 520
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *$16,092
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$7,164
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students11,555
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino39.49%
    • Black or African American3.4%
    • White or Caucasian32.27%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.42%
    • Asian9.79%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.42%
    • Two or more races5.41%
    • Unknown6.08%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students2% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 99%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes No
    • Basketball No Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Yes No
    • Golf No Yes No
    • Soccer No Yes No
    • Softball No No No
    • Track No Yes No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Yes No
    • Golf No Yes No
    • Soccer No Yes No
    • Softball No Yes No
    • Track No Yes No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty687
    • Full-time Percentage34%
    • Part-time Percentage66%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio27:1 or 10,373 students to 384 faculty

Location & Contact

333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
USA

Scott Hagg

Director of Admissions

Phone: 760-750-4848
Fax: 760-750-3248
Email: apply@csusm.edu


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