California State University-San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

Questions and Answers

Eva O.
8 days ago
Are there a lot of campus event opportunities for students with families?
Byren R.
16 days ago
What is the average cost of attendance for CSU-San Marcos?
Breanne P.
20 days ago
What are the different clubs CSU San Marcos offers?
Breanne P.
20 days ago
Is there a separate CSU-San Marcos Orientation for transfer students vs freshman coming from high school?
Anthony C.
23 days ago
How do I apply for the CSU San Marcos Guaranteed Admission Program?
Maya P.
2 months ago
Does FAFSA tend to cover student housing at CSU San Marcos?

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
25 to 1
Somewhat Selective (58% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

43% Hispanic
26% White
10% Asian
5% Multiracial
3% Black
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer87k
Human Resources (HR) Manager74k
Marketing Manager72k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)62k
Operations Manager57k
Staff Accountant52k
Data Analyst44k
Based on 4,809 student responses
52.7kAvg. Early Career Pay
100.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
47%in High-Meaning careers
14%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$19,597 / year
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