C
#18 Best Public Universities in California

California State University San Marcos

San Marcos, California

 0 Reviews

Overview

Student Population
16,367
California State University San Marcos overview
Location San Marcos, California
Online csusm.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
California State University San Marcos overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in San Marcos, California, California State University San Marcos is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 15,413 prospective students applied, and 12,241 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,255 enrolled in the school.  13,360 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,007 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,970. California State University-San Marcos is ranked 685 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

California State University-San Marcos is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for California State University San Marcos within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

View the CollegeSimply ranking methodology.

Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
California State University San Marcos overview
SAT 950/1130
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.4
Applications Accepted
79.4% 
California State University San Marcos overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

Explore admissions requirements

Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for California State University San Marcos
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,072
Other Fees$1,970
Room and Board $13,150
Budget for Other Expenses$3,152
Total One Year Cost$25,086
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for California State University San Marcos
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,072
Other Fees$1,970
Room and Board $13,150
Budget for Other Expenses$3,152
Total One Year Cost$36,966

Tuition and financial aid details

Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
49% within 6 years

Explore Post Graduation Outcomes

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California State University San Marcos students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Social Sciences 18%
Communication 12%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Work and Family Studies 7%

View All 27 Majors

Other Colleges to Consider

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=366711 IPEDS survey data for California State University San Marcos.

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