California State University – Monterey Bay: Ranking & Review

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Seaside Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 557 1895
Top 12%

California State University - Monterey Bay Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate53%48%56%
Enrolled undergraduates926285641
Enrolled total (including graduate students)7,5842,7944,790

2,126 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

206 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores851
Percent of students submitting SAT scores92%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores372
Percent of students submitting ACT scores40%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

California State University - Monterey Bay Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $23,363 $35,243
Off-campus $25,147 $37,027
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,702 and other expenses per full academic year.

California State University - Monterey Bay provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,800 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,742 $17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,301 $1,301
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $396
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,176 $16,680
Fees for full-time graduates $1,301 $1,301
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $396

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 248 75 323
Psychology 243 243
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 235 235
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 188 188
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 117 36 153
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 121 121
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 108 108
Natural Resources and Conservation 81 22 103
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 87 4 91
Social Sciences 74 74
Visual and Performing Arts 65 65
Education 55 55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 46 46
Health Professions and Related Programs 38 38
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 30 30
Mathematics and Statistics 22 22
Grand Total1,7031921,895

A total of 1,703 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California State University - Monterey Bay.

At the master's level 192 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate60%56%63%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

General info

Alternative namesCSUMB
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsbay blue, golden sand, valley green
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff831
Instructional FTE280
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address100 Campus Center
Seaside, California, 93955-8001
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Midsize
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (831) 582 3558

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