California State University San Marcos Comparison

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Overview

California State University-San Marcos
Location San Marcos, CA
Setting Rural Fringe
Enrollment 16,367
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #687
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website csusm.edu
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Costs

California State University-San Marcos
Tuition (In State) $5,742
Tuition (Out of State) $17,622
Room & Board $13,150
Avg Net Price $12,933
Avg Grant Aid $9,192
% Receiving Grant Aid 81%

Admission

California State University-San Marcos
Applied 15,413
Admitted 12,241
Acceptance Rate 79.4%
Enrolled % 18.4%
Avg High School GPA 3.4
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Extremely Easy
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 17/22
SAT Range 950/1130
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline

Academics

California State University-San Marcos
Student to Faculty Ratio 27:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (22%)
  • Social Sciences (18%)
  • Communication (12%)
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities (9%)
  • Work and Family Studies (7%)

Outcomes

California State University-San Marcos
Graduation Rate 49%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $49,100
Making Student Loan Payments 66%
Median Student Loan Debt $17,995
Median Loan Payment $186

Diversity

California State University-San Marcos
% Men 38%
% Women 62%
Racial Diversity Very High
HBCU No
% White 30%
% Black 3%
% Hispanic 42%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 6%
% International 2%
% Unknown Race 5%

Students

California State University-San Marcos
% In-State 98%
% Out-of-State 1%

Campus

California State University-San Marcos
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan No
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/