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About California State University-San Marcos

California State University-San Marcos is a Public, 4 years college located in San Marcos, California.
It has a total enrollment of 15,972 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (medium programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - other. The acceptance rate at California State University-San Marcos is 62.00% last year (undergraduate school).
California State University-San Marcos is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Address333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
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School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (medium programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - other

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of California State University-San Marcos is 62.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 21.00%.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate62.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$55
Graduate Application Fees$55

Tuition & Fees

The tuition & fees at California State University-San Marcos, for academic year 2019-2020 is $7,723 for California residents and $19,603 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, the 2020 tuition & fees are $9,157 for California residents and $18,661 for out-of-students.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$7,723$19,603
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,157$18,661

Student Population

At California State University-San Marcos, total 15,972 are attending classes. Among them, 490 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. California State University-San Marcos has 14,923 students and the graduate school has 1,049 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students15,972
Undergraduate Students14,923
Graduate Students1,049
Online Enrollment490

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs56 Programs
Number of online programs5 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Other)

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Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
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