California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos is a higher education institution from San Marcos, California that offers baccalaureate majors and minors, as well as master's degree programs across 4 colleges. California State University San Marcos is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Average Tuition USD 35,687
  • Acceptance Rate 62%
  • Students 12,154
  • International Students 2.3%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 35,687
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

Established in 1989, California State University San Marcos was the 20th campus in the CSU system and the first comprehensive university to be founded in two decades. At its early beginnings, it admitted just a little less than 500 students in its former site in Los Vallecitos Blvd.

California State University San Marcos is part of the California State University system, the largest comprehensive university system in the world, enrolling nearly half a million students in its 23 campuses combined. Today, California State University San Marcos' hillside campus in Twin Oaks Valley encompasses 304 acres of land overlooking the city of San Marcos and houses its 4 colleges through which it offers 68 bachelor's program majors and minors, as well as 11 master's degree programs in areas of humanities, arts, behavioral and social sciences, business administration, education, health and human services, science and mathematics. At present, it enrolls over 14,000 students, about 340 of whom are international or exchange students coming from countries such as China, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Korean, and India.

Master Programs

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Biology

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Cyber Security

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Education

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    English Literature

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Finance

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Health Administration

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    History

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Information Management

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of information management, information systems, and electronic business.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Languages

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Management

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Marketing

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Nursing

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Psychology

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Public Health

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Social Work

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Sociology

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096, United States

    Supply Chain Management

    USD 15,666 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Supply Chain Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of acquisitions and purchasing; inventory control; storage and handling; manufacturing; logistics planning; shipping and delivery management; transportation; quality control; resource estimation and allocation; and budgeting.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500
  • Minimum SAT 850
  • Minimum ACT 15
  • Average SAT Score 955

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    Established in 1989

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    California State University San Marcos was ranked #13 nationally for preparing students for career success relative to costs.

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          • Testimony
            2014-2018, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            Personable Faculty, Comfortable campus atmosphere.

            Professors are reachable people, very helpful in attaining your goals. CSUSM is an easily accessible campus and it has a relaxed atmosphere for study time on the Commons.

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            2002-2007, Bachelor of Arts

            Learn How--Not What--to Think

            With the most favorable computer/student ratio of all the CSUs and some of the most contemporary and seasoned faculty available, CSU San Marcos offers an educational community to students that is relevant, modern, and innovative. Any student graduating from CSU San Marcos isn't just exceedingly prepared for the world ahead with a world class education, they are nurtured and inspired to explore with equal fervency their own ideas and contributions.

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            1998-2001, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            I received a great education at CSUSM!

            The class size was small and their science program was tough without trying to weed everyone out. All of my Professors knew my name.