CSU San Marcos is on a 304-acre campus in the suburban setting of San Marcos, California, not far from San Diego.
CSU San Marcos has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? CSU San Marcos has fraternities and sororities.
This table offers information on housing at CSU San Marcos.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||No special consideration for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
CSU San Marcos offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
At CSU San Marcos there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at CSU San Marcos:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
California State University, San Marcos is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The CSU San Marcos campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
CSU San Marcos offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit CSU San Marcos, take Highway 78 & I-5 to San Marcos, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to San Diego International Airport airport.
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