California State University San Marcos

SAN MARCOS (CA), USA

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, California State University San Marcos, also known as Cal State San Marcos, was only founded in 1989 and is therefore one of the youngest and smallest universities within the ” California State University ” network, although the number of students is constantly increasing. Previously, the university was a branch campus of San Diego State University.

One of the core goals of Cal State San Marcos is to offer its students a high-quality education and to prepare the “Leaders of Tomorrow” well for their tasks in professional and social life. On it are both the selection of the courses offered and the modern technologies used and innovative teaching methods. In addition, the university is considered to be particularly exemplary when it comes to student safety.

The most popular are subjects such as Business Administration, Psychology, Nursing, Human Development, Criminology and Liberal Studies. International students can complete a semester abroad or a language course here.

Classes at Cal State San Marcos are typically small and faculty are always available to ensure individual attention and close collaboration between students and faculty.

  • Website der California State University San Marcos

University facts

Year of foundation: 1989

Type of university: State university

Number of students: Total 10600

Accreditations:

  • WSCUC (WASC Senior Association of Schools and Colleges)
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Academic year:

The academic year at California State University San Marcos is divided into two semesters.

Study programs

  • Academic Gap Year
  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • MBA
  • language courses

A Study @ CSU San Marcos program is offered at the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) at California State University San Marcos. Depending on their previous knowledge, participants can choose courses from most of the courses offered at the university across semesters and departments. In this way, it is possible to spend one or two semesters in San Marcos and, under certain circumstances, to have the work done here credited to the home university. The CSU San Marcos offers a good selection of bachelor’s and some master’s programs from many departments. Business is one of the most popular subjects

, Computer Science, Biology, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Mass Communications, Visual and Performing Arts und Psychology.

  • Semesterprogramm der California State University San Marcos

Fees

  • Fall Semester 2022

Tuition (Postgraduate)

7200,00 USD

Tuition (Undergraduate)

6350,00 USD

The tuition includes the costs for 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate units (three to four courses) per semester.

Please note the following deviation in the tuition fees: If one or more courses from the CSUSM MBA are taken, the tuition is between US$ 6400 and US$ 7200, depending on the number of MBA courses. In this case, a maximum of 10 MBA units can be taken be occupied.

  • Tuition at California State University San Marcos

Financing options

Students from Germany can apply for foreign BAföG to finance a semester abroad at the CSU San Marcos. This includes support for travel and living expenses as well as health insurance. On the other hand, in the case of an individual claim for funding, a subsidy for the tuition fees is granted, which can amount to a maximum of EUR 4600.

Requirements

Applicants for the Study @ CSU San Marcos program at California State University San Marcos need a high school diploma and a good enough knowledge of English. These must be proven using a standardized language test such as the TOEFLor the IELTS.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate Postgraduate
DAAD language test B2 level in all areas C1 level in all areas
IELTS 5.5 (Writing: 5.5) 6.0
TOEFL (internet-based) 61 (no range below 14, except Writing: 19) 80

Proof of language proficiency can be submitted up to the start of the program.

  • California State University San Marcos Application Requirements

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology – Indigenous Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology – Medical Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Mass Media
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Development – Adult and Gerontology Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Development – Children’s Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Development – Counseling Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Development – Health Services
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies – Border Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies – Elementary Subject Matter Preparation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies – Integrated Credential Program
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Writing Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – General Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Global Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts in Special Major
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts – Arts & Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts – Music
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts – Theatre Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts – Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women\’s Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics – Applied Electronics
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics – Applied Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Ecology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – General Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Physiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Global Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Global Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry – Science Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Applied Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Health Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Entry Level
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Generic / Basic
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN-to-BSN

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Arts in Communicative Sciences & Disorders
  • Master of Arts in Education – Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Education – General
  • Master of Arts in Education – Special Education
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Literature and Writing
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Social Work
  • Master of Arts in Sociological Practice
  • Master of Arts in Spanish
  • Master of Biotechnology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Biological Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Campus

The sprawling campus of CSU San Marcos is located in North San Diego County, not far from the metropolitan city of San Diego, in the San Marcos foothills. Despite the good accessibility, the immediate vicinity of the university is quiet and ideal for studying.

The site is very modern and offers numerous buildings for lecture halls, laboratories, departments and the library, which were only built a few years ago and are all technically up to date. The atmosphere here is very pleasant and personal.

There are beautiful beaches nearby. The Mexican border is also only an hour away.

  • Campusplan der California State University San Marcos

Housing

At California State University San Marcos, students can live either on campus or nearby.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • Apartments on campus
  • Private Apartments / Hotels
  • guest families

The college town of San Marcos (CA)

San Marcos is a steadily growing small town in Southern California with a current population of around 76,000. In addition to many beautiful parks, there are numerous good restaurants. A particularly wide range of ethnic, but also typically American restaurants can be found in the so-called “Old California Restaurant Row”, which also hosts a weekly farmer’s market.

Due to its location, San Marcos is above all an excellent starting point for excursions into the region, such as to the popular beaches of Southern California or the deserts and mountains inland. Swimming, surfing, climbing, golfing, snowboarding or skiing – all these sports can be practiced all year round. Disneyland and Sea World tourist attractions are also only an hour to an hour and a half away.

If you are looking for big city hustle and bustle, you also have a choice: Los Angeles in the north is around 160km away, and San Diego in the south is only 50km away.

California State University San Marcos