13,316
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,594
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
76
76%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

California State University, San Marcos is a Comprehensive institution located in San Marcos, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA  92096-0001
United States
Contact Scott Hagg
Director of Admissions
Email: apply@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4848
Fax: 760-750-3248

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14,129
Applied
10,864
Accepted
13,316
Enrolled
77%
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Female Admissions

8,913
Females Applied
6,765
Females Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,216
Males Applied
4,099
Males Accepted
79%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.26
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 430 520
SAT Math 440 530
ACT Composite 18 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,742
In-state
14,670
Out-of-state
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Fees

7,648
Full-time student fees
13,227
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,594
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,484
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,767
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,144
Avg. Loan Aid
1,515
Avg. Grant Aid
8,875
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
43%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
3%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

13,316
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
2%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 44.93%
Black or African American 3.03%
White or Caucasian 26.37%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 9.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.26%
Two or more races 5.47%
Other 5.17%

Gender

Male (39.07%)
Female (60.93%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Not Reported
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 80%

Student Activities

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Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 No
Basketball No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Golf No Division 1 No
Soccer No Division 1 No
Softball No No No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Golf No Division 1 No
Soccer No Division 1 No
Softball No Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Volleyball No Division 1 No

Faculty

865
Total Faculty
26:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 289
Part-time - 576