San Marcos, CA
California State University-San Marcos


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Recent Reviews

Julianna
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I have enjoyed attending college here. I feel safe and always find help when I need it!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have enjoyed attending college here. I feel safe and always find help when I need it!

Natalie
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CSUSM is a new university so I do not compare it to many of the other Universities in California. This school has taught me ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

CSUSM is a new university so I do not compare it to many of the other Universities in California. This school has taught me to be independent, responsible, and be more intellectual. I would rate this school a 10/10. Many would complain about the school, but I am proud of being a cougar!

Jalen
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The 4 year university called California State University San Marcos is great. The first time I visited in junior year I knew ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The 4 year university called California State University San Marcos is great. The first time I visited in junior year I knew right away I loved it. The campus was new and bright and just my place. It wasn’t far from San Diego and wasn’t in the middle of a busy city. I liked how the school is only around a decade old and most of our building are newer. The diversity is large and the weather is nice. After finding the housing and taking a tour, I discovered that I would have 7 roommates. That was great for me since I knew I wanted a large group of people to already know when I first started out. All in all I am pleased with California State University San Marcos.

Magaly
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It’s a beautiful school with beautiful people and I really want to go there one day! The students respect one another and the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a beautiful school with beautiful people and I really want to go there one day! The students respect one another and they are all helpful to each other which I love the most.

Kim
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CSUSM is a great university for students looking to work closely with their professors. The small class sizes makes it easier...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

CSUSM is a great university for students looking to work closely with their professors. The small class sizes makes it easier to build connections with classmates and professors as well as ease the transition from high school to college. Although the university is known as a commuter school, there is still ample opportunities to meet others on campus through intermural sports, academic clubs, and school events. This is a great campus for students looking to make strong connections during their academic career.

Valentin
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There are many possibilities for careers out of my major of Mathematics, the two careers I have planned for myself to be pre...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are many possibilities for careers out of my major of Mathematics, the two careers I have planned for myself to be prepared for mostly is being a Middle or High School Teacher, and also being a Statistician. My major is mostly aimed towards being a High School teacher and that is what I am shooting for but my backup plan is to become a statistician which my major also prepares me for. I am also considering minoring in Spanish which will allow my possibilities for careers expand as well and give me more options for what I would like to do. There are many steps a teacher may need to take to get to that field of work. First you will need four years of schooling to receive a Bachelor’s Degree, then you need a completion of a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, which is typically gained through student teaching. Then you are ready for a background check and then the general teaching certification test that demonstrates your knowledge on the subject you are interested in teaching. This process can be different among states but my plan is to teach in California so that is my path at this moment. For Statisticians the route is a little bit different, Statisticians typically need a master’s degree but some entry-level positions may accept candidates with a bachelor’s degree. To land a job in a more effective way it is recommended to take as many math courses as possible. As my goal being a High School teacher my career will be to prepare students for life after graduation and educating them more on the subject of math. During this job there is many duties to fulfil, I will be planning lessons, assessing students, testing students, grading, communicating with parents, and preparing students for standardized test. Also being a teacher I will also have to attend staff meetings and other meeting relating to my subject of teach. As a Statistician I will be applying or developing statistical methods to collect and organize numerical data to provide usable information. As people call it I will be the people who “crunch the numbers” so that the clump of numbers becomes an easier way to understand. An example of what I will be doing is if a basketball player has shot twenty-four of fifty-seven I will be the guy to quickly tell you that he has shot a fourth-two percent for the game. The pay for a Statistician is different for the type of level you apply yourself at you can earn anywhere from $46,500 to $130,090. The median pay for this job is $80,500. The pay for this job is great and if I were to pursue it it would be just like a teacher I would make more money as I continued to stay with that career. For a High School teacher the average pay $59,170. That does not seem like the greatest number but at twenty-three years old I am sure I will be loving that number and from there all it can do if I stay to my goal of retiring as a teacher the number will only go up.

Abbigale
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This school is for someone who isn’t a huge partier and doesn’t mind having nothing to do on the weekdays. There’s not much a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is for someone who isn’t a huge partier and doesn’t mind having nothing to do on the weekdays. There’s not much around to do other than hang in the dorms, and parties are more like highschool than “college” parties. Academics are alright, pretty average and you could get your ge somewhere else if that’s all you’re trying to do

Rose
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I love living here. The beach is so close and is so so SO nice that all of the dorms are apartment style. Having a kitchen an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love living here. The beach is so close and is so so SO nice that all of the dorms are apartment style. Having a kitchen and a living room is amazing and I feel so fortunate to have it. I love the campus but walking up the hill from the Quad is a pain in my ass.

Alexis
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It is a very convenient and great school, it could use some improvement on the faculty and how much they help and understand ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very convenient and great school, it could use some improvement on the faculty and how much they help and understand he scheduling for students. The teachers really care about the students and about our success which makes it really easy to want to succeed.

Shannon
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During campus tours and the application process, the school seemed to really care about its students. However, it wasn't unti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

During campus tours and the application process, the school seemed to really care about its students. However, it wasn't until I completed a full semester at San Marcos that I realized the professors really do not care if you are passing their class. the majority of upperclassmen I met were fifth years and it is extremely hard to get the classes you want. The housing on campus is beautiful, I lived in the Quad and had my own room and loved it, however, the school itself was not my cup of tea.

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  • Tuition & Fees
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  • 52%

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