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California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Indian/native American Studies Checkmark
Ethnic Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Cell/cellular Biology And Histology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Physiology, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Data Processing And Data Processing Technology/technician Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
General Literature Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, Other Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Arts, Entertainment, And Media Management, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15,398
Applied
12,230
Accepted
13,962
Enrolled
79%
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Female Admissions

9,738
Females Applied
7,926
Females Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,660
Males Applied
4,304
Males Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.4
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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 525 480 570
SAT Math 515 470 560
ACT Composite 20 17 22

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,742
In-state
15,246
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,970
Full-time student fees
13,150
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

10,921
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,262
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,215
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,203
Avg. Loan Aid
943
Avg. Grant Aid
9,387
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
43.1%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
4%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

13,962
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
4%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 49.31%
Black or African American 3.1%
White or Caucasian 26.04%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.23%
Two or more races 5.18%
Other 3.23%

Gender

Male (39.51%)
Female (60.49%)

Campus Life

Housing

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

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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 Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 1 No
Softball No Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Volleyball No Division 1 No

Faculty

893
Total Faculty
26:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 290
Part-time - 603
Male - 145
Female - 145
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