California State University-Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center, Seaside, United States
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Overview of California State University-Monterey Bay

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,771
    • Men:2,520 (37.2%)
    • Women:4,251 (62.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California State University Monterey Bay is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 31
SAT Only
Not used if submitted
January 31
ACT Only
Not used if submitted
January 31
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
January 31
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
100 Campus Center
City, State, Zip
Seaside, CA  93955-8001
Phone
(831) 582-3738
Fax
(831) 582-3540
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 13,112 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 8,522 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 4,590 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,487 (21%) of 6,976 admitted students enrolled
Women
975 (20%) of 4,794 admitted students enrolled
Men
512 (23%) of 2,182 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.41
375 And Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
490-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
20%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,043|Out-of-state: $18,923
  • Room & Board: - $12,396 (75.95588235294117%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,854 (11.360294117647058%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,070 (12.683823529411764%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California State University Monterey Bay accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 19 | Final deadline August 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 032603
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
828 (89.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
670 (80.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
636 (94.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
89 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$11,840
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 530 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,955
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 386 (60.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,387
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 154 (24.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
13 (1.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $874

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,808 (78.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,334 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,110 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
499 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$11,621
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,553 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,987
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,359 (57.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,496
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 593 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
113 (1.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,679

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,962
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


165

Part-Time Faculty


322

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


31%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 4% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 16% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 29% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California State University Monterey Bay provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


23.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (23)


  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Science in Management and Information Technology, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Water Resources

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


33,878

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,387 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


San Jose

Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
63 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
-
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California State University Monterey Bay offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,111

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,771
Women
4,251
Men
2,520

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.5% Asian
  • 5.8% Black/African-American
  • 42.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 30.7% White
  • 4.5% Unknown

International Students


5.3%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


803

Student Resources

Study resources