California State University at Monterey Bay School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Seaside, CA

$7,143

Avg in-state tuition

$19,023

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About California State University at Monterey Bay

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

California State University at Monterey Bay is a medium-sized public university located on a suburban campus in Seaside, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,650, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 75%. The university offers 28 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 63%, and a student-faculty ratio of 23:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,143, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,023.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

75% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 955-1170

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-23

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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8k

Students Enrolled

37%

Online Student Enrollment

23:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

Hispanic

48%

White

26%

Unknown

6%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Asian

6%

Two or more races

5%

Black

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

48% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

3

Total Online Enrollment

2,864

Student Location Breakout

37% 63%

Percent of Programs Online

92% On-campus

8% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 4% online

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 22% online

Doctorate Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

48%

State Grant Aid

61%

Institution Grant Aid

47%

Pell Grant

48%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,410
State Grant Aid $2,736
Institution Grant Aid $5,705
Pell Grant Aid $4,613

Financial Outlook

$35k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$14k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.