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California State University - San Marcos

Instate Tuition (2013-2014)
$6,649
Out-of-state Tuition (2013-2014)
$17,809

CSUSM/CalState-San Marcos Address

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS
333 S TWIN OAKS VALLEY RD
SAN MARCOS, CA 92096--0001
General info:(760) 750-4000
Financial aid office:(760) 750-4850
Admissions office:(760) 750-4800University Homepage

Tuition + CSUSM/CalState-San Marcos Housing (2013-2014)


Undergrad Application Fee: $55
Grad Application Fee:$55

Tuition Payment Plan:Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:1,224
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup (2013-2014)

# of Undergrads: 10,207
# of Grad students: 757
# of Part time: 150
Total Students: 10,964
Male

39.4%
Female

60.6%
International

2%
African-American

3%
American Indian

0%
Asian

9%
Hispanic

31%
Pacific Islander

42%
Caucasian

39%
Unknown

10%

Financial Aid

39% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $723

37% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $2,531

44% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $5,008

45% receive student loans and the average amount is $5,652Net Price Calculator
Public 4 year or above Institution
Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Masters Colleges and Universities I

Special Programs

Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank N/A
Test Scores Required
Competencies N/A

Special Credits

HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: No
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted

59% men vs 65% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions (2013-2014)

Men Applicants:3,874
Women Applicants:6,334
Men Admitted:2,278
Women Admitted:4,103

Student Services

Library On Campus
Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services
Day Care On Campus

Majors

• Anthropology
• Biochemistry
• Biology/Biological Sciences General
• Biotechnology
• Business Administration and Management General
• Chemistry General
• Computer Science
• Criminology
• Economics General
• Education General
• English Language and Literature General
• Health and Physical Education/Fitness General
• History General
• Human Development and Family Studies General
• Kinesiology and Exercise Science
• Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
• Mass Communication/Media Studies
• Mathematics General
• Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies Other
• Physics Other
• Political Science and Government General
• Psychology General
• Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
• Social Sciences General
• Sociology
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric
• Visual and Performing Arts General
• Women's Studies
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