California State University-San Marcos

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, United States
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Overview of California State University-San Marcos

About this school

California State University San Marcos, founded in 1989, is a public university. Its 302-acre campus is located in San Marcos.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:13,316
    • Men:5,203 (39.1%)
    • Women:8,113 (60.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California State University San Marcos 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
2
4
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
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: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
City, State, Zip
San Marcos, CA  92096-0001
Phone
(760) 750-4848
Fax
(760) 750-4030
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot 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
-

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
77% of 14,129 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 8,913 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 5,216 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,273 (39%) of 10,864 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,592 (38%) of 6,765 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,681 (41%) of 4,099 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.26
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
440-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
7%
• Score 500 - 600
37%
• Score 400 - 500
45%
• Score 300 - 400
10%
• Score 200 - 300
2%
Sat Critical Reading
430-520 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
6%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
50%
• Score 300 - 400
13%
• Score 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
17%
• Score 18 - 23
57%
• Score 12 - 17
25%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,390|Out-of-state: $22,318
  • Room & Board: - $13,227 (73.09754075711523%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,854 (10.24592428847748%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,014 (16.656534954407295%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California State University San Marcos accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 2
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 030113
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,830 (88.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,457 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,343 (92.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
53 (3.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$10,484
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,250 (93.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,260
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 649 (48.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,737
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 22 (1.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2 (.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,813

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,394 (80.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,314 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,070 (96.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
202 (2.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
43%
Average Award
$10,594
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,528 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,875
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,735 (52.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,566
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 63 (.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
9 (.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,515

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,734
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
Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
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


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


289

Part-Time Faculty


576

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 4% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 11% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 31% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 22% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% 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


  • Not reported

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
568,464

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
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 San Marcos provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


13.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


41.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.8%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (23)


  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


86,752

Nearest Metropolitan Area


304 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


San Diego

Weather


Temperature
48.8 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
42 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in San Diego
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Escondido
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Oceanside

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


80% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


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


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougars
School Colors
Navy and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


California State University San Marcos offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


11,079

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
13,316
Women
8,113
Men
5,203

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 10.0% Asian
  • 3.2% Black/African-American
  • 47.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 27.8% White
  • 5.4% Unknown

International Students


5.0%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


571

Student Resources

Study resources