California State University - San Marcos: Statistics

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#1712 of 14,160In the World
#502 of 2,624In North America
#454 of 2,523In the United States
#44 of 251In California
#1 of 4In San Marcos
#473 of 1,004For Media Studies
Top50%For 12 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
62%
Average SAT
1045
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
81%
Undergraduates
14,837
Graduates
1,216
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

California State University - San Marcos Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate62%62%62%
Applicants17,3496,38310,966
Admissions10,6993,9476,752
Freshmen enrolled full time2,1318111,320
Freshmen enrolled part time1146549

4,693 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

568 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,118 or 94%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1140
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in California State University - San Marcos are 950-1140 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
610 or 27%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in California State University - San Marcos are 17-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic7299 (46%)
White4317 (27%)
Asian1488 (9%)
Two or more races833 (5%)
Nonresident Alien800 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown749 (5%)
Black or African American484 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander38 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native19 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,138
Students receiving aid
81%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$5,742$7,176
Tuition in-state$5,742$7,176
Tuition out-of-state$17,622$16,680
Fee in-district$1,975$1,975
Fee in-state$1,975$1,975
Fee out-of-state$1,975$1,975

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,547
Room charge$8,296

California State University - San Marcos Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse63633
Business Administration and Management, General47148
Human Development and Family Studies, General281
Psychology, General2557
Criminology223
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General1916
Speech Communication and Rhetoric193
Sociology18211
Biology & Biological Sciences, General1406
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies135
Computer Science1259
Education, General98
Social Work89
History, General777
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist4435
Visual and Performing Arts, General75
English Language and Literature, General695
Early Childhood Education and Teaching68
Environmental Studies53
Economics, General51
Political Science and Government, General50
Biotechnology2913
Social Sciences, General37
Mass Communication & Media Studies34
Biochemistry34
Public Health, General30
Spanish Language and Literature226
Mathematics, General226
Physics, Other25
Anthropology24
International & Global Studies12
Chemistry, General11
Women's Studies7
Special Education and Teaching, General7
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance6
Music, General5
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other4
Grand Total3,585422
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate54%48%57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,195
Citations
112,447

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
642 / 17,665
Psychology
493 / 41,387
Medicine
478 / 13,489
Biology
312 / 11,658
Computer Science
271 / 6,888
Business
248 / 10,875
Social Psychology
198 / 32,075
Sociology
191 / 5,122
Environmental Science
186 / 34,444
Mathematics
170 / 5,722
Engineering
135 / 6,288
Demography
115 / 4,090
Economics
107 / 1,831
Art & Design
99 / 1,354
Political Science
94 / 900
Chemistry
91 / 7,433
Education Majors
86 / 1,991
Math Teachers
82 / 2,649
Ecology
82 / 23,487
Physical Therapy
76 / 2,547
Gender Studies
56 / 544
Marketing
56 / 3,267
Communications and Public Relations
55 / 3,116
Clinical Psychology
55 / 1,414
Child Psychology
55 / 2,893
Physics
53 / 3,578
Health Science
51 / 1,218
History
44 / 65
Cognitive Science
41 / 1,009
Psychiatry
40 / 1,254
Public Health
39 / 1,077
Genetics
34 / 1,284
Botany
34 / 1,260
Media Studies
33 / 1,472
Biochemistry
33 / 1,384
Geography and Cartography
32 / 460
Zoology
32 / 682
Immunology
32 / 2,063
Sports Medicine
31 / 608
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
30 / 305

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990849
1991940
1992978
19931298
199419165
199518169
199626157
199735267
199841341
199927290
200040505
200140496
200242697
200343912
2004621032
2005551377
2006591764
2007602221
2008692672
2009873315
2010904042
2011955471
2012956571
2013887980
20141018695
20151348728
20161458764
20171279009
20181298268
20191499678
202017211142

General info

Alternative namesCSUSM
Founded1989
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May
Total FTE staff1,364
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, California, 92096-0001
United States
City population84,000
Phone7607504000
Fax+1 (760) 750 3150

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