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Founded in 1989, California State University-San Marcos. is a Public college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 12,567 full time undergraduate students, and 577 full time graduate students.
The California State University-San Marcos Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 24:1. There are 359 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California State University-San Marcos include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CSUSM are considered Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at California State University-San Marcos.
94 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
90 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
131 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
135 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
135 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
135 Students rated school activities 3.4 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
135 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
135 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated California State University-San Marcos
The school is just breath taking with all the greening and all the different types of buildings there just breath taking. It’s truly is one beautiful campus. With you also stepping food into the campus you will be a good workout with all the stairs and enjoy the amazing views.
i dont care
CSUSM is a small school, there's no denying that. It's also a commuter school so most people do not live on campus. But, it's still very tight knit and active. There is always something happening on campus. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 1 is U-Hour when there are no classes for anyone. That's when clubs meet and other events usually happen. Connecting to other people, including faculty, is a priority at CSUSM.
The school is a nicely built and maintained campus. The library and librarians are very helpful. Some instructors are great and are easy to get ahold of, but some you can only seem to reach during class time or when it is too late. The financial aid office is sloppy. They disburse money late and seem to mess something up each semester. Administration, in general, do not truly care about helping students, even if they are the ones who have made a mistake.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California State University-San Marcos is 51%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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The parking at our school can be a bit difficult.
CSUSM is a great commuter school and good if you are looking for a relatively good education for less money.
CSUSM is a small campus, so you'll see some of the same people in your classes. Most classmates are energetic to be at college. We are all there for a higher education. It's voluntary to be there, as many professors say. So if you're in class, you WANT to learn, and take the information to your profession. People are friendly. I talk to many of my classmates in class and some have invited me to go out to lunch with them. Cal State San Marcos is a friendly campus.
The goals are set high to graduate. I feel I will walk away with outstanding education.
Someone looking for a commuter school- w/o the social ties of always being on campus and without the highschool drama.
That it is not as easy as it seems.
Someone who likes bigger class sizes and more athletic envolvment on campus.
Because there are an influx of science majors, enrolling in a science related course, like physics, chemistry, or biology, is next to impossible, and becasue I have transferring credit, but can't enroll in even a single science course, I am slowly running out of general education courses and run the risk of having to take classes that i don't need.
I love that the school is fairly new. The campus is beautiful and the surrounding neighborhood is as well. We have so much access as far as computers, the vast library and the class size. Those factors make it desirable to me rather than your mega campus state schools.
My school is best known for its business school, for having small classes, and for having a beautiful campus.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
77% of students
attending California State University-San Marcos receive some sort of financial aid.
48% were awarded federal grants.
While 36% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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