California State University-Monterey Bay

Seaside, California

Overview

Address100 Campus Center
School Websitewww.csumb.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Midsize

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

California State University-Monterey Bay is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Seaside, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is master's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 12,423 students applied to California State University-Monterey Bay. Of those students, 7,270 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in California State University-Monterey Bay was $5,742, in addition to fees of $1,401. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend California State University-Monterey Bay.

California State University-Monterey Bay has a 60% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The California State University-Monterey Bay acceptance rate is 59%. To put this into perspective, 7,270 of the 12,423 students who applied to California State University-Monterey Bay in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in California State University-Monterey Bay is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into California State University-Monterey Bay had an SAT score between the range of 960 and 1,160. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for California State University-Monterey Bay was between 17 and 23 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to California State University-Monterey Bay as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At California State University-Monterey Bay, the tuition for in-state residents is $5,742. Combined with fees of $1,401, room and board costs of $12,396, other expenses of $2,109 and the $1,916 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $23,564.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $19,023 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in California State University-Monterey Bay to $35,444 for out-of-state students.

Students at California State University-Monterey Bay are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at California State University-Monterey Bay was $5,257 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 49%.

California State University-Monterey Bay Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio24:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to California State University-Monterey Bay.

California State University-Monterey Bay has a good gender split, with 62% of undergraduates being female and 38% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 96% of all students reside in California. However, 3% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international.

The student to faculty ratio at California State University-Monterey Bay is 24:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from California State University-Monterey Bay to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 14% students enroll at California State University-Monterey Bay part-time; the other 6,457 students enrolled full-time.

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