California State University-San Marcos

San Marcos, California

California State University-San Marcos Overview

Student population

Address333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA
School Websitewww.csusm.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above
Size

Large

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

California State University-San Marcos is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in San Marcos, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 17,649 students applied to California State University-San Marcos. Of those students, 10,311 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in California State University-San Marcos was $5,742, in addition to fees of $1,971. 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-San Marcos.

California State University-San Marcos has a 55% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

California State University-San Marcos Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

SAT-
ACT-
GPARequired
Applicants admitted

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The California State University-San Marcos acceptance rate is 58%. To put this into perspective, 10,311 of the 17,649 students who applied to California State University-San Marcos in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in California State University-San Marcos is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into California State University-San Marcos had an SAT score between the range of 960 and 1,140. 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-San Marcos was between 17 and 22 in the last academic year.

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

California State University-San Marcos Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At California State University-San Marcos, the tuition for in-state residents is $5,742. Combined with fees of $1,971, room and board costs of $13,000, other expenses of $2,612 and the $2,000 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students 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 $19,593 in tuition.

Students at California State University-San Marcos are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at California State University-San Marcos was $4,948 last year, with 51% of students being awarded federal aid.

California State University-San Marcos Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio25:1

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

California State University-San Marcos 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-San Marcos is 25:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

California State University-San Marcos Popular Majors and Programs

HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
SOCIAL SCIENCES
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
PSYCHOLOGY
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
EDUCATION
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

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