California State University - San Marcos: Ranking & Review

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San Marcos
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United States
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World
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24831655
Top 10%

California State University - San Marcos Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%56%57%
Applicants16,5146,27810,236
Admissions9,3743,5185,856
Enrolled undergraduates2,4999261,573
Enrolled total (including graduate students)15,7555,7949,961

4,405 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,000 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,282
Percent of students submitting SAT scores91%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
525
Math
515

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores727
Percent of students submitting ACT scores29%
ACT Composite
20
ACT English
19
ACT Math
20

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

California State University - San Marcos Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$25,316$37,196
Off-campus$25,814$37,694
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment and other expenses per full academic year.

California State University - San Marcos provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,516 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$5,742$17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,911$1,911
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$396
Tuition for Full-time graduates$7,176$16,680
Fees for full-time graduates$1,911$1,911
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$396

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Social Sciences52716543
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services46046506
Health Professions and Related Programs36554419
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences304304
Biological and Biomedical Sciences25031281
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs241241
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies227227
Psychology20010210
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11616132
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities125125
English Language and Literature & Letters72880
History76480
Visual and Performing Arts8080
Education156075
Public Administration and Social Service Professions5858
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics29635
Physical Sciences3535
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies2929
Mathematics and Statistics24226
Natural Resources and Conservation1717
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies44
Grand Total3,1963113,507

A total of 3,196 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California State University - San Marcos.

At the master's level 311 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate53%47%57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 59%

General info

Alternative namesCSUSM
Founded1989
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,301
Instructional FTE531
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitecsusm.edu
Address333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, California, 92096-0001
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population84,000
Phone7607504000

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