California State University San Marcos: Review & Facts

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California State University San Marcos is a medium four-year, public school with 10,610 students enrolled. This school was established in 1989 and is one of the 3 schools and colleges located in San Marcos, California.

California State University San Marcos is also a Tribal School and a member of American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
30
Bachelor's degree and master's degree are offered at California State University San Marcos.

California State University San Marcos implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 30 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, Management, Sociology and Anthropology, Psychology, and Communication and Journalism. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
82%
The rate of student retention at California State University San Marcos is high at 82% (above California average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at California State University San Marcos is low - 47%. Around 7% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at California State University San Marcos is reasonable -- 23:1. Learn more details about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,600
Average tuition charges are fairly high, $17,200 annually. The additional fees at California State University San Marcos (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $1,400; this totals $18,600 per year.

Read the details about California State University San Marcos additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
59%
As reported in recent data, 9,979 applications were submitted and 5,841 were accepted; so it is not very hard to enroll at this school.

California State University San Marcos might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at California State University San Marcos in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,000
California State University San Marcos offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at California State University San Marcos, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C+
California State University San Marcos provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 1,000 students, which offers a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high, around $8,000 a year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at California State University San Marcos. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, California State University San Marcos appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

California State University San Marcos Location and Maps



Post Address: California State University San Marcos, 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, California 92096-0001, USA
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