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Colleges / California State University, San Marcos

California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About CSU San Marcos

California State University, San Marcos is a public, state institution in the suburb of San Marcos, California. CSU San Marcos was founded in 1990. The college currently enrolls around 14,503 students a year, including 13,865 undergrad students.

CSU San Marcos Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into CSU San Marcos. The acceptance rate at CSU San Marcos is 93%. In 2022, 13,966 students applied to CSU San Marcos and 13,029 were admitted.

California State University, San Marcos Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
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California State University, San Marcos is locatedin the town of San Marcos, California, near the city of San Diego.

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College Info

333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Campus Setting: Suburban

CSU San Marcos Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU San Marcos is Nov 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU San Marcos is Dec 15.

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CSU San Marcos Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at CSU San Marcos is like? There are approximately 14,503 students enrolled at CSU San Marcos, including 13,865 undergraduate students and 638 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from CA and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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