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California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

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California State University, San Marcos

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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Cell Biology And Histology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
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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Data Processing And Data Processing Technology Checkmark
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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Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Criminology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17,648
Applied
10,311
Accepted
13,962
Enrolled
58%
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Female Admissions

11,064
Females Applied
6,703
Females Accepted
61%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,584
Males Applied
3,608
Males Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.38
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
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 460 630
SAT Math 500 605
ACT Composite 17 22

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

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

13,227
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

11,052
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,111
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,111
Avg. Loan Aid
3,251
Avg. Grant Aid
9,495
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
42%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
5%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

13,962
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
4%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 46.86%
Black or African American 2.99%
White or Caucasian 26.21%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.32%
Asian 9.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.22%
Two or more races 5.17%
Other 4.2%

Gender

Male (38.96%)
Female (61.04%)

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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

907
Total Faculty
26:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 290
Part-time - 617