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

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Seaside, California Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$7,143

Avg in-state tuition

$19,023

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About California State University at Monterey Bay

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

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.

Acceptance Rate 75%

Retention Rate 80%

Graduation Rate 63%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 955-1170

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-23

Ways to Learn

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.

Learning Environment

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

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62%

Female Student Population

23:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

8k

Students Enrolled

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%

Socio-Economic Diversity

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

Financial Aid 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
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.