Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeC+
California State University - San Marcos is ...
NAIA Division I
Association of Independent Institutions
High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.111 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.108 responses
Most Popular Majors
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 that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.118 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.154 responses
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After California State University - San Marcos
- Very Good523
California State University is awesome! The faculty is particularly helpful; the professors here are knowledgeable and willing to help their students succeed. I feel confident that the nursing program will return my investment by helping me to get a job in the Nursing workforce after school.
- 19 days ago
I like the many opportunities that the returning students and school offer to first year students. It is also wonderful to be able to learn real life skills early on like cooking and cleaning an actual apartment. I also think that is great that the school offers so many centers where students can go and get support for school work or even for personal reasons as well. Cal State San Marcos gives off the sense of making sure that we feel included and are reassured that there is help wherever you turn. But I feel as though the school needs a few more places on campus to buy food rather than just 4 or 5 restaurants.
- 20 days ago
I am in my first year here at CSU San Marcos, and so far I find the school to be amazing. I live on campus and the dorms are very clean and cozy. I really like the size of the school because it's not too big to the point where you can get lost, but it's not too small either. The location of the school I think is okay because the school is only a few minutes away from San Diego, so if there isn't much to do in San Marcos you can always use the Sprinter station that's right next to the school to get around to San Diego or visit some beaches. I haven't had any bad experiences with this school so far, but I'm really satisfied with it.
- 25 days ago