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California State University Monterey Bay

Seaside, California

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Overview

Student Population
7,409
California State University Monterey Bay overview
Location Seaside, California
Online csumb.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
California State University Monterey Bay overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Seaside, California, California State University Monterey Bay is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 11,461 prospective students applied, and 9,813 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 879 enrolled in the school.  6,340 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,069 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,405. CSUMB is ranked 741 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

CSUMB is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for California State University Monterey Bay within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
California State University Monterey Bay overview
SAT 960/1160
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.41
Applications Accepted
85.6% 
California State University Monterey Bay overview
Applications Due Jan 2, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for California State University Monterey Bay
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$3,372
Other Fees$1,405
Room and Board $10,895
Budget for Other Expenses$2,771
Total One Year Cost$24,185
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for California State University Monterey Bay
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$3,372
Other Fees$1,405
Room and Board $10,895
Budget for Other Expenses$2,771
Total One Year Cost$36,065

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$45,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
38% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California State University Monterey Bay students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 22%
Business 16%
Psychology 9%
Social Sciences 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=409698 IPEDS survey data for California State University Monterey Bay.

Current students may use the California State University Monterey Bay GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.