California State University Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA

Website: www.csumb.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,771
Undergraduate
Students
(62.8%) 4,251 Women
(37.2%) 2,520 Men
803
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
53% of 13,112 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.41
SAT Math
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
490-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,660
Out-of-state: $35,540
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,143
Out-of-state: $19,023
Room and Board
$12,593
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Freshman Award
$11,840
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,962
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
165
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 16% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 29% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Seaside Population
33,878
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Jose
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
42.5% Hispanic/Latino
8.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.7% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students
5.3%
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 31
SAT Only Not used if submitted January 31
ACT Only Not used if submitted January 31
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted January 31
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
100 Campus Center
City, State, Zip
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Phone
(831) 582-3738
Fax
(831) 582-3540
E-mail
admissions@csumb.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 13,112 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 8,522 applicants were admitted
Men
48% of 4,590 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,487 (21%) of 6,976 admitted students enrolled
Women
975 (20%) of 4,794 admitted students enrolled
Men
512 (23%) of 2,182 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.41
3.75 and Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
480-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
17%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
25%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
20%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 89%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,660
Out-of-state: $35,540
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,143
Out-of-state: $19,023
Room and Board
$12,593
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Other Expenses
$2,070
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 19
Final deadline August 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 032603
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
828 (89.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
670 (80.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
636 (94.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
89 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$11,840
Need-Based Gift
Received by 530 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,955
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 386 (60.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,387
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 154 (24.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
13 (1.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $874

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,808 (78.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,334 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,110 (94.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
499 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$11,621
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,553 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,987
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,359 (57.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,496
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 593 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
113 (1.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,679

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,962
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
165
Part-Time Faculty
322
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
31%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 16% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 29% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Water Resources

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Seaside Population
33,878
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Jose
Campus Size
1,387 acres

Weather

Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
63 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
 
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Sailing x   x  
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Sailing x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Sailing x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Volleyball    
Water Polo    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,771
Women
4,251 (62.8%)
Men
2,520 (37.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,111
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
42.5% Hispanic/Latino
8.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
30.7% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students.
5.3%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
803

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
51.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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