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California State University-San Marcos

San Marcos, CAhttps://www.csusm.edu
California State University–San Marcos is relatively new to the academic arena, opening in in 1990 in North San Diego County. However, the college has continued to grow in recent years, now encompassing 304-acres of the idyllic San Marcos foothills. The university, which is minutes from the beach and about an hour from the desert and mountains, is comprised of four colleges, with the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences boasting the highest enrollment. The most popular major is business administration, followed by psychology, human development, and criminology. The student body has nearly 400 international and exchange students, most of whom are from China and Saudi Arabia. In addition to the natural outdoor wonders at the students’ fingertips, there are also more than 130 organizations to pick from, including an investment society, a mock trial group, and a League of Legends club. People can also play on or simply support the San Marcos teams in sports like baseball, golf, and soccer.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$26,400
% of students who get any grants
66%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$11,200
Average price for low-income students
$6,580
admissions
Acceptance rate
57%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1040/21
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
14,516
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
89%
% of need met
43%
% of students who get merit* grants
N/A
Average merit grant
$1,515
student success
Graduation rate
53%
Average time to a degree
5 years
Average student debt
$17,500
Average salary within 3 years
$50,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
23%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Nov 30

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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