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Colleges / California State University, San Marcos

California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%

About CSU San Marcos

California State University, San Marcos is a public, state university in the suburb of San Marcos, California. CSU San Marcos was founded in 1990. The college currently enrolls around 13,469 students per year, including 12,917 undergrad students.

CSU San Marcos Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into CSU San Marcos. The acceptance rate at CSU San Marcos is 94%. In 2022, 14,064 out of 15,000 total applicants were accepted.

California State University, San Marcos Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
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California State University, San Marcos is located in the town of San Marcos, California, near 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

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU San Marcos is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at CSU San Marcos is like? There are approximately 13,469 students enrolled at CSU San Marcos, including 12,917 undergraduate students and 552 graduate students. 81% 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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