Public school in California with 14,900 total undergraduate students

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Admissions

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Admissions stats

Applicants & acceptance rate

Overall acceptance rate
79%
Women
81%

Men
76%

Total number of applicants
15,413
Women: 63%
Men: 37%

Accepted students who attend

Yield rate - overall
18%

Cost & scholarships

Your estimated net cost
$ ? / year
In-state
$25,925
Out-of-state
$37,805

Average net cost after aid

Income
Average net cost
$0–30,000
$9,107

$30,001–48,000
$10,285

$48,001–75,000
$14,272

$75,001–110,000
$17,945

Over $110,000
$21,200

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Applications

Application requirements

Accepts Common App
No

Considers class rank
No

Recommendation letters
Not used

TOEFL policy (international applicants)
Not used

SAT/ACT testing policy
Not used
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Students

Enrolled student statistics

Enrolled students

First-year students (full-time)
2,255
Admission policy
Co-ed
Enrolled women:
64%
Enrolled men:
36%
6-year graduation rate
55%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
4 years
6 years
Retention rate
77%

Student diversity

Very diverse
International students
5%

Race & ethnicity diversity among domestic students

Asian and Pacific Islander: 11%
Black: 3%
Hispanic: 44%
Native American: 0%
Other: 14%
White: 27%

Academics

Student faculty ratio
25:1
Calendar system
Semester

Special academic offering

Study abroad

Credit for AP exams

Offers graduate degree

Academic and career counseling

Majors & careers

Special focus
None

Has medical school
No

Housing

Commuter College
Yes

On campus housing
Yes

Sports

D1 Football
No

Football conference
None

D1 Basketball
No

Basketball conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association

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Location

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096
Campus Setting
Suburban

Region
Far West

Campus culture

Religious Affilliation
None

HBCU
No

Contact information

(760) 750-4000
333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096