California State University - San Marcos Rankings

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In the World#1582 of 14178
In North America#496 of 2629
In the United States#450 of 2528
In California#42 of 252
In San Marcos#1 of 4

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
Website
csusm.edu

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
2,104
Citations
109,466

Publication count by topic

Psychology
448
Biology
259
Medicine
235
Computer science
182
Sociology
170
Mathematics
139
Business
96
Political science
89
Chemistry
71
Environmental science
71
Economics
55
History
36
Engineering
35
Geography
31
Art
26
Materials science
21
Physics
16
Geology
5
Philosophy
5

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Environmental science39619,874
Psychology56938,225
Art623238
Sociology7164,268
Political science1027935
Business11972,335
Economics12901,939
Biology17068,883
Mathematics18072,241
History184918
Medicine18694,315
Engineering2126942
Computer science21352,109
Geography2229295
Materials science22852,124
Philosophy27762
Chemistry3444868
Geology357322
Physics393751

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990547
19911038
1992975
199310102
199417152
199517164
199624152
199731263
199837332
199927262
200037478
200138469
200241647
200342810
200459987
2005511312
2006531711
2007592214
2008662707
2009813338
2010844040
2011905370
2012946477
2013847950
2014978686
20151318675
20161448682
20171258934
20181288012
20191549487
20201429945

General info

Alternative namesCSUSM
Founded1989
WikipediaCalifornia State University San Marcos
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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