California State University at San MarcosSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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San Marcos, California Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$7,717

Avg in-state tuition

$19,597

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About California State University at San Marcos

California State University at San Marcos is a large public university located on a suburban campus in San Marcos, California. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,053, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 62%. The university offers 35 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 54%, and a student-faculty ratio of 26:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,717, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,597.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

62% 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 62%

Retention Rate 79%

Graduation Rate 54%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 950-1140

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 17-22

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 more than 15,000 students.

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62%

Female Student Population

26:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

16k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

Hispanic

45%

White

27%

Asian

9%

Unknown

5%

Two or more races

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Black

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

49% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

50%

State Grant Aid

64%

Institution Grant Aid

43%

Pell Grant

49%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $5,095
State Grant Aid $2,427
Institution Grant Aid $5,477
Pell Grant Aid $4,570
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.