Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeC
California State University - Monterey Bay is ...
NCAA Division II (without football)
California Collegiate Athletic Association
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.88 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities207 Graduates
Business Administration and Management188 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies130 Graduates
Human Services75 Graduates
Social Sciences53 Graduates
Marine Science50 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication50 Graduates
Computer and Information Sciences47 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.109 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.133 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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After California State University - Monterey Bay
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.57 responses
- Very Good475
In the 3 semesters that I have been at CSUMB, I have really enjoyed it! I have found that this campus is the perfect fit for me, I have found clubs that are in my interest, and I am very appreciative of the professors on campus. They really value understanding and participation and are devoted to helping you in their course. It can be frustrating trying to get in connection with Financial Aid and get things all in order for the semester, but other than that, the school is a great place, and it is just a walk from the beach.
- 3 months ago
If you like the outdoors, you'll want to be here. Since all the buildings on campus are compacted into a small space, you'll love to explore the rest of campus. It's especially exciting to walk into the forests and find the remnants of the old military buildings! Plus, the beach is literally a walk from the campus too! This school is quiet the culture shock for people who are used to the big city, so be aware of that, too.
- 1 month ago
A lot of people probably won't put "it's the best" like I did. However, I've been able to comfortably walk all around campus ALONE at odd hours (like between 2am-4am). I always see cop cars or campus safety people/cars on my ventures, and on trips to and from the gym the night walk guards often ask if we feel safe or if we want to be escorted (they have their uniforms on and are in pairs, and if they drive it is in the campus safety car, so it's not sketchy). There's also the emergency buttons littered around campus. The only time safety isn't the best is when people don't take proper precautions. Let someone know you're going out (leave a note for a roommate or text someone), take a buddy, take something to protect yourself, be aware of your surroundings, don't meet up alone with someone you don't know well in a sketch place, and don't go out alone or to meet someone while under the influence! The campus can only do so much to protect you, and they do a great job; but you have to know how to protect yourself.
- College Sophomore
- Jan 2 2016