California State University-San Marcos

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA
4-year
Medium
Suburban

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Majors offered at California State University-San Marcos

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Psychology, General

Academics at California State University-San Marcos

960-1140
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
17-22
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
25 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (58% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for California State University-San Marcos Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
California State University-San Marcos Students12%12%28%52%2%3%3%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
California State University-San Marcos Students
20%
77%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for California State University-San Marcos students

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

Net price of attending California State University-San Marcos

California State University-San Marcos financial aid

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Student reviews of California State University-San Marcos

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100% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Safe campus
Diverse and Inclusive
Accessible for students with disabilities
Yesenia Razo
Hiking And Backpacking

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Clean, open, lots of places to study

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There are so many stairs! But it is a good workout

Justin Jubilado
Food And Eating
Graphic Design
Cooking
Dance + 7 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

CSUSM is known to be a commuter school due to its location. However, you are still in San Diego county, and the school is still relatively close to the beach. The nursing program is excellent and very well received by the clinical sites. I've had no issues with the program and would say 95% of the staff is AMAZING!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Stay on top of your academics but be sure to allow time for yourself and your friends. Check out available clubs on campus. There's something for everyone, even if you aren't that social.

Jiten Peiris
Exercise And Fitness
Hiking And Backpacking
Travel And Tourism

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The teachers will actually teach you and are very passionate.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The stairs(you’ll see when you get there)

Celeste Zelaya
Swimming
Hiking And Backpacking
Surfing
Reading

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love how each professor balances student life and work life. Many students have internships and/or part-time jobs so having a load is stressful, and yet my professors are really understanding.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't like how CSUSM only focuses future workforce within the SanDiego County, California is a large state with opportunities for future hires and should dedicate to spreading communication with neighboring communities.

Dane Price
Snowboarding
Water Polo
Research
History + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

College is great even though it was a slow transition between Covid and getting back on campus. You can find social events and activities as long as you go out and look for them. In addition, the academics are great and strive to help you along your educational path.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Although it is a great school, there are some aspects of the college that aren't as great as I hoped. It is a smaller school so you don't get the same feel as a bigger, more known college as well as the traditions and activities that come with them.

Andres Trejo
Drawing And Illustration

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The campus is very clean, everything is within walking distance. Good public transport connections via train and bus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some classes are hit or miss when it comes to professors. You can get a good class with an enthusiastic professor or one where the professor does not really teach much. Student life exists but is not very vibrant. Food is decent but most stores on campus close after 6 PM.

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