About California State University-San Marcos

California State University-San Marcos is a Public, 4 years college located in San Marcos, California. California State University-San Marcos ranked 52nd in California Colleges and 19th in Federal Region IX.
It has a total enrollment of 16,367 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 27 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 79.00% last year (undergraduate school).
California State University-San Marcos is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
Contact Information
Address333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Admission Information
Online Applicationhttps://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Financial Aidwww.csusm.edu/finaid/
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www2.calstate.edu/attend/paying-for-college/Pages/csu-costs.aspx
Veterans Tuitionwww2.calstate.edu/attend/paying-for-college/Pages/csu-costs.aspx
Disability Servicewww.csusm.edu/dss/
School Category
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 79.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 21.00%. The application fees are $55 for undergraduate programs and $55 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate79.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$55
Graduate Application Fees$55

Tuition & Fees

The 2022 tuition & fees at California State University-San Marcos is $7,727 for California residents and $19,607 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $9,161 for California residents and $18,665 for out-of-students.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$7,727$19,607
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,161$18,665
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 16,367 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 16,183 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. California State University-San Marcos has 15,040 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,327 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students16,367
Undergraduate Students15,040
Graduate Students1,327
Online Enrollment16,183

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)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

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