California State University - San Marcos: Statistics

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#1631 of 14,131 In the World
#474 of 2,597 In North America
#428 of 2,496 In the United States
#42 of 249 In California
#1 of 4 In San Marcos
#464 of 1,022 For Media Studies
Top50% For 10 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1040
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
83%
Undergraduates
15,040
Graduates
1,327
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.csusm.edu

California State University - San Marcos Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 79% 76% 81%
Applicants 15,413 5,669 9,744
Admissions 12,241 4,311 7,930
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,117 746 1,371
Freshmen enrolled part time 138 59 79

170 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

16,183 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 1130
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in California State University - San Marcos are 950-1130 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
553 or 25%
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

Hispanic 7714 (47%)
White 4457 (27%)
Asian 1533 (9%)
Two or more races 843 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 624 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 591 (4%)
Black or African American 528 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 44 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 15 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,192
Students receiving aid
83%

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 $1,970$1,981
Fee in-state $1,970$1,981
Fee out-of-state $1,970$1,981

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,547
Room charge $8,296

California State University - San Marcos Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 611 52
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 345 17
Psychology, General 306 10
Human Development and Family Studies, General 305
Criminology 267
Sociology, General 232 10
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 234
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 206 8
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 175 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 185
Computer Science 161 10
English Language and Literature, General 88 8
Visual and Performing Arts, General 93
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 53 35
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 86
History, General 77 5
Political Science and Government, General 65
Economics, General 64
Public Health, General 64
Social Work 61
Environmental Studies 57
Biotechnology 29 15
Mass Communication & Media Studies 41
Education, General 35
Biochemistry 33
Anthropology, General 30
Spanish Language and Literature 26 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 29
Mathematics, General 19 5
Social Sciences, General 21
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 19
Physics, Other 16
Chemistry, General 15
International & Globalization Studies 14
Music, General 9
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 6
Women's Studies 6
American Indian & Native American Studies 4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3
Grand Total 3,876 403
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 57% 49% 61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 56%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,986
Citations
105,139

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
587 / 17,340
Psychology
437 / 36,830
Medicine
422 / 11,613
Biology
278 / 10,177
Computer Science
243 / 6,684
Business
228 / 9,218
Sociology
176 / 5,492
Social Psychology
166 / 27,037
Environmental Science
166 / 33,922
Mathematics
147 / 4,243
Engineering
113 / 4,389
Economics
106 / 1,608
Demography
100 / 2,861
Art & Design
89 / 1,551
Chemistry
88 / 7,138
Political Science
88 / 835
Education Majors
80 / 2,619
Ecology
78 / 24,526
Math Teachers
75 / 2,515
Physical Therapy
68 / 2,035
Communications and Public Relations
54 / 3,274
Physics
52 / 4,551
Health Science
51 / 1,354
Marketing
50 / 3,348
Child Psychology
48 / 2,827
Gender Studies
47 / 556
Clinical Psychology
46 / 1,472
Public Health
38 / 813
Cognitive Science
36 / 1,428
History
35 / 69
Psychiatry
35 / 1,219
Genetics
33 / 1,070
Biochemistry
32 / 1,348
Sports Medicine
31 / 522
Immunology
30 / 1,926
Media Studies
30 / 1,563
Geography and Cartography
29 / 403
Management Information Systems
29 / 1,139
Zoology
29 / 572
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
27 / 232

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 42
1992 9 82
1993 12 98
1994 19 162
1995 18 171
1996 26 160
1997 38 269
1998 43 339
1999 28 287
2000 40 499
2001 41 484
2002 43 702
2003 42 922
2004 63 1042
2005 56 1393
2006 61 1792
2007 70 2236
2008 70 2682
2009 90 3361
2010 89 4083
2011 98 5521
2012 95 6703
2013 87 8127
2014 107 8871
2015 135 8975
2016 145 9061
2017 132 9590
2018 126 9479
2019 159 10625
2020 170 11624
2021 215 13279

General info

Alternative names CSUSM
Founded 1989
Colors blue, white
Academic Calendar September to May
Total FTE staff 1,347
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, California, 92096-0001
United States
City population 84,000
Phone 7607504000
Fax +1 (760) 750 3150

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