58%

Acceptance Rate

$9,154

Avg.Financial Aid

030113

FAFSA Code

About California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

15,972

Website

www.csusm.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in San Marcos, CA, California State University-San Marcos is a public university. California State University-San Marcos covers an area of 340 acres. It was in 1989 when the California State University-San Marcos was founded. California State University-San Marcos is recognised by its official colors, blue, black and white. In addition to over 14,837 undergraduate students, CSUSM also boasts of over 1,216 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 14,519 (Fall 2019). The school has an academic staff of 615 (225 tenured or tenure-track) who teach various courses to the students. California State University-San Marcos is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At CSUSM around 47% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, 26% are white, and 9% are Asian. Further, around 80% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 61% of the students are females and 39% are males. In its 31 years of existence, CSUSM has produced several known personalities like Shaun White, Mark Hoppus, Rocky Chávez, and Tiffany van Soest. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. CSUSM offers a total of 146 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges). California State University-San Marcos has around $26 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 7607504000
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

30-Nov

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

58%

SAT Range

960 - 1140

ACT Range

17 - 22

Application Fee

$55

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $70, as part of the admission process at CSUSM. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 950-1140 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 17 might also given admission but the average ACT score at California State University-San Marcos is 19. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, California 92096-0001, or call (760) 750-4000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$12,614

Average Annual Cost

$5,742

Books And Supplies

$2,000

Other Fees

$1,971

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,000

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,612

Total One Year Cost

$25,325

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to CSUSM are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $33,496. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

25:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

77%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$114

Faculty Overview

44%

Male Professors

56%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

461 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

365 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

307 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

241 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

227 Graduates

Psychology, General

201 Graduates

Biology, General

193 Graduates

Criminology

182 Graduates

Sociology

168 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

125 Graduates

Computer Science

116 Graduates

History

78 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

76 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

72 Graduates

Political Science and Government

69 Graduates

Economics

63 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

46 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

45 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

43 Graduates

Anthropology

40 Graduates

International/Global Studies

27 Graduates

Mathematics

24 Graduates

Physics

20 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

17 Graduates

Chemistry

16 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

15 Graduates

Biotechnology

13 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

7 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

5 Graduates

Music

5 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

14,923

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

48%

Full-time

80%

Part-time

20%

Students Gender

Male

38%

US National: 44%

Female

62%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

26% White

6% Unknown

3% Black

45% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

3%

Out Of State

96%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,827 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

15%

Averege Housing Cost

$10,000/year

Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available

No

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Cougars

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

118

Total Female Athletes

137

Intramural Sports

6

Sports Club

12

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CSUSM. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $13,000 per year for living on campus. At California State University-San Marcos, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the university offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At CSUSM, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 39% male and 61% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$37,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$47,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$14,500

$25,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$150 - 259

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,154

Students Receiving Federal Grants

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,948

Students Receiving State Aid

64%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,402

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

47%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,564

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$12,888

$30K - $48K

$11,710

$48K - $75K

$7,723

$75K - $110K

$4,050

> $110K

$795

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$660,727

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$650,587

The financial aid department of California State University-San Marcos helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at California State University-San Marcos is around $5,477 and the federal grant is $5,095. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,427 as well as institutional aid worth $5,477. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at CSUSM based on students' financial needs add up to $660,727 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $650,587.

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