San Marcos, CA
California State University-San Marcos


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Recent Reviews

Liana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The thing that drew me to CSUSM was the small class sizes and teacher-student ratios. A professor is never unwilling to help ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The thing that drew me to CSUSM was the small class sizes and teacher-student ratios. A professor is never unwilling to help a student in need, and will give each person a fair chance for success. In my personal experience, I have had great relationships with professors and fellow students. This has really enhanced my college experience, both academically and personally.

Justin
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The campus is very nice and conveniently located with nice views of San Marcos and the hills surrounding it making for a nice...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is very nice and conveniently located with nice views of San Marcos and the hills surrounding it making for a nice place to hangout and study. I have been satisfied with the courses offered and very satisfied with the professors I have had. The school provides everything I have needed. I graduate in the fall and I have to admit that I will miss it.

Kayla
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Overall I really enjoy attending CSUSM. Most of the professor are amazing and the teach so much. However there are a few prof...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall I really enjoy attending CSUSM. Most of the professor are amazing and the teach so much. However there are a few professors that do not add anything to the class or leave you more confused that when you entered. Student life is wonderful if you know how to look for event, with a really friendly campus.

Michael
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I believe that California State University-San Marcos is an amazing University and has so much to offer given its tuition pri...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that California State University-San Marcos is an amazing University and has so much to offer given its tuition price, which is the most affordable I've seen amongst the other universities I have researched. CSUSM, home of the Cougars, is hands down the best university in my opinion.

Angela
What is your overall opinion of this school?

So far I have only been at Cal State San Marcos for the fall semester. I have already attended community college so I kind of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

So far I have only been at Cal State San Marcos for the fall semester. I have already attended community college so I kind of knew what to expect. However, attending this university has really exceeded my expectations. I really feel like I made the right choice by attending this university. The campus size is large but not so big that it is overwhelming. It just took me a couple days to get use to the campus and be able to get around without getting lost. The university provides places to buy food, and has a Starbucks that usually has a long line. The campus is near other food places and markets so the students have a nice variety of choices. At first, I did not like that the university had so many stairs, but now I tend to choose the stairs over the elevators. The campus also has a lot of trees, plants, grass, and animals; which makes it a nice environment to be around. Not to mention, this semester it became a smoke free campus; which I greatly appreciate. The university contains various facilities where students can do there work, study, and just relax. Plus, they have areas that students can sit outside if they do not want to be inside a building. There are many programs, extracurricular activities, and clubs that students can get involved in. I am in the EOP program and the help they offer makes a big difference to me and I greatly advice others to apply for it. So far, I have not had one complaint against any of my professors, they are very understanding and fantastic at their jobs. They do give out a decent amount of work but it is very manageable. I do feel like the permits for parking are a bit expensive and I think the price should be lowered. The dorming situation seems to be secure since students need a card to get into the dorms. On the other hand this year there has been a report of a non-student assaulting a student after the student let them in the dorm building. I commute and I do not think there is a human being on this planet who enjoys traffic, luckily it is not the bad except on Fridays going home. Overall, I really enjoy attending San Marcos and I hope I continue attending it until I graduate.

Alondra
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California State University - San Marcos was not first choice, but I ended attending here. I instantly fell in love with this...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

California State University - San Marcos was not first choice, but I ended attending here. I instantly fell in love with this campus after my first week of school. Everything is so great here, people are so nice and welcoming! Everyone Proud to be a student here.

Samuel
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CSU San Marcos is politically liberal and diverse. The graduation rate is at most 60%. It may be because the classes are exce...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

CSU San Marcos is politically liberal and diverse. The graduation rate is at most 60%. It may be because the classes are excessively hard, but it's also because not many students put effort into their academics. Combining both the excessively intense academics and students' lack of effort shows how this school is lowly ranked. But, there are many resources for students to take advantage of to pass their classes. This school puts full effort satisfying the students' needs accessible. CSUSM is in progress of academically improving itself to help more students graduate on time.

Alexis
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Cal State San Marcos is the perfect school to balance both academics and a social life. You often see familiar faces on campu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cal State San Marcos is the perfect school to balance both academics and a social life. You often see familiar faces on campus because there is not an excessive amount of people but you also have plenty of people to meet on a daily basis. The class sizes are small and intimate. San Marcos has a nice balance of both Greek life as well but not an overwhelming amount. This school has a perfect balance of everything that is considered when looking into college and where students would want to go.

Tatiana
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CSUSM is a very big campus, and that is what I love about that. There is much to discover around. When I am on campus I feel ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

CSUSM is a very big campus, and that is what I love about that. There is much to discover around. When I am on campus I feel very welcomed and that is one of the first things I noticed when I went to orientation. The teachers there are very friendly and always happy to help out the students when they have trouble. I feel very safe at the campus because I know that police is around to supervise the campus, when needed.

Angelica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, CSU - San Marcos is a decent campus for commuter and transfer students. The courses I've taken are challenging and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, CSU - San Marcos is a decent campus for commuter and transfer students. The courses I've taken are challenging and engaging and professors are accessible. The student body is diverse and there are opportunities to engage with the community.

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  • Enrollment
  • 12,567
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,383
  • Acceptance rate
  • 52%

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