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Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend CSUMB.
See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at CSUMB. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
Learn about costs to attend CSUMB and how much financial aid is typically awarded.
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Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at CSUMB.
Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at CSUMB – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at CSUMB and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at CSUMB finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at CSUMB.
Vision Driven University
Committed to the success of every student, CSUMB takes advantage of its intimate overall enrollment, small class sizes, and talented teaching faculty to help students achieve big things. The faculty includes an American Book Award winner, three Fulbright Scholars, a MacArthur Fellow, and numerous other grant and award winners. More importantly, because CSUMB emphasizes excellence in instruction, faculty members dedicate themselves to mentoring students. As reported in USA Today, national researchers have recognized CSUMB for "an unshakable focus on student learning..." Given the university's commitment to creating access to quality higher education for underserved populations, many of its successful alumni represent the first generation in their families to graduate from college.
Connecting Diverse Communities
For the two-thirds of fulltime undergraduate students living on CSUMB's 1,387-acre campus, housing options include residence halls, suites, apartments, and family housing. Campus activities abound. NCAA Division II athletics, intramural and club sports, boating, outdoor recreation, hiking and cycling trails, and disc golf courses promote fitness. Student organizations offer a variety of political, musical, academic, special interest, social, and socially conscious activities. Musical groups, plays, and open mike events provide outlets for performers. And guest writers, entertainers, musicians, politicians, educators, and others fill evenings and minds. Minutes away, the Monterey Peninsula offers the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Carmel, Pebble Beach, 17-mile drive, and much more. The bay offers sailing, scuba, surfing, and kayaking, while the surrounding area invites cycling, hiking, and camping. The Undergraduate Advising Center actively assists students with course selection based on the student's academic and career goals, university requirements and pathways from first semester's entrance to graduation.