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CSUMB - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay

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CSUMB Description:

Founded in 1994, CSUMB, the California State University at Monterey Bay, is the second youngest school in the Cal State system. The school's stunning coastal setting is a big draw. CSUMB emphasizes hands-on, outcome-based learning and interaction between faculty and students. The CSUMB experience begins with a first-year seminar and concludes with a senior capstone project. The university owns two research boats for studying Monterey Bay, and service learning and undergraduate research projects are common. In Athletics, the CSUMB Otters compete in the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,609 (5,185 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,963 (in-state); $17,123
  • Books: $1,261 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,748
  • Other Expenses: $2,238
  • Total Cost: $19,210 (in-state); $30,370 (out-of-state)

CSUMB Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 78%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 61%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,740
    • Loans: $5,212

Scholarships for CSUMB (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Computer Software, Environmental Science, Humanities, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Radio and Television, Social Sciences

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 9%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics Admissions Profiles for Other Cal State Campuses Bakersfield | Channel Islands | Chico | Dominquez Hills | East Bay | Fresno State | Fullerton | Humboldt | Long Beach | Los Angeles | Maritime | Monterey Bay | Northridge | Pomona (Cal Poly) | Sacramento | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Francisco | San Jose State | San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) | San Marcos | Sonoma State | Stanislaus

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CSUMB Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://csumb.edu/site/x11551.xml

"To build a multicultural learning community founded on academic excellence from which all partners in the educational process emerge prepared to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically to California and the global community."

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