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Colleges / California State University, Monterey Bay

California State University, Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

About CSU Monterey Bay

California State University, Monterey Bay is a public, state university in the town of Seaside, California. CSU Monterey Bay was founded in 1994. The college enrolls around 7,504 students per year, including 6,693 undergraduates.

CSU Monterey Bay Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into CSU Monterey Bay. CSU Monterey Bay admitted 93% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 10,007 students applied to CSU Monterey Bay and 9,287 were admitted.

California State University, Monterey Bay Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 13%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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California State University, Monterey Bay is located in Seaside, California, near San Jose.

If you are interested in seeing CSU Monterey Bay for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 101 to Seaside, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Monterey Peninsula.

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College Info

100 Campus Center Seaside, CA 93955-8001

Campus Setting: Small Town

CSU Monterey Bay Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jan 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Monterey Bay is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Monterey Bay is Jan 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CSU Monterey Bay SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1018 - 1210


Math SAT Range

500 - 593


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

CSU Monterey Bay Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at CSU Monterey Bay is like? There are approximately 7,504 students enrolled at CSU Monterey Bay, including 6,693 undergraduate students and 811 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from CA and 2% percent of students are from other states.


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