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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS. CA Community Colleges. 110 campuses Transfer partners with four-year education systems in the state, Offer guaranteed admission transfer programs available with UC, CSU and Private Institutions Open Admission Offer both academic and

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Ca community colleges
CA Community Colleges

  • 110 campuses

  • Transfer partners with four-year education systems in the state,

  • Offer guaranteed admission transfer programs available with UC, CSU and Private Institutions

  • Open Admission

  • Offer both academic and

  • Vocational courses

  • 2.6 Million Students


University of california
University of California

  • 10 campuses in CA – only 9 open for undergraduates

  • Target upper 12% of high school students

  • Minimum GPA is 3.0

  • Application criteria is based upon:

    • A-G Courses and GPA

    • SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing

    • SAT Subject Tests

    • Extracurricular Activities and Involvement

    • Personal Statement

  • Applications are due senior year from November 1st to November 30th

  • Admit upper division transfers only; Priority transfer admission for community college students


Private and independent colleges and universities
Private and Independent Colleges and Universities

  • 77 Campuses throughout California

  • Target students who are of good academic standing and in line with school mission

  • Minimum GPA will VARY

  • Requirements and Deadlines will VARY

    • Most require A-G Track Pattern w/ specific course requests

  • Most will request SAT Reasoning or ACT Exam Scores

  • 233,000 Students


California state university
California State University

  • 23 Campuses in CA

  • Target upper 33% of graduating high school seniors

  • Minimum GPA is 2.0

  • Eligibility is based upon :

    • A-G course GPA

    • SAT reasoning exam score or ACT exam score

  • Applications are accepted from October 1st to November 30th

  • Priority admission for community college transfer students

  • CSU offers quality education in the liberal arts and sciences and specialized training for a variety of career fields

  • 409,000 Students


Csu san marcos facts
CSU San Marcos Facts

Campus Enrollment (fall 2008) : 9,158

Student /Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Class Size:

70% of classes with less than 40 students

Offers a comfortable, mid-sized campus community with all the resources of a comprehensive university

Writing requirement in every course

Cal State San Marcos is located in

North San Diego County

Beaches 12 miles

Downtown San Diego 35 miles

Orange County 65 miles

Riverside 75 miles

Los Angeles 98 miles

Academic Programs

Most Popular Undergraduate Majors

Business Administration Liberal Studies

Communications Psychology

Human Development Pre-Nursing

Literature & Writing Studies Biology

Criminology & Justice Studies Sociology

New Majors

Anthropology Applied Physics

Mass Media Global Studies (pending)

Impacted Majors

Nursing Business Administration

Student Life

More than 80 student organizations

Active student government

Five Greek organizations

On-campus child development center

Study abroad in more than 70 countries

Leadership development programs

Intramural sports and campus recreation

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Intercollegiate Athletics


Cross Country (M)

Cross Country (W)

Golf (M)

Golf (W)


Track & Field (M)

Track & Field (W)

Soccer (M)

Soccer (W)

Freshman Profile

Fall 2008

Total Applicants 9696

Total Admitted 7145

Average High School GPA 3.21

Average SAT 986

Average ACT 21

Where new freshmen come from:

San Diego County 55.5%

Riverside County 18.6%

Orange County 8.2%

Elsewhere in California 16.1%

Out-of-State 1.1%

International 0.4%

Planning for Your Future at CSU San Marcos

  • Complete all A-G college preparatory courses with at least a grade of “C” or higher. Strive to take beyond the minimum number of courses in each area.

  • Take the ACT exam or SAT exam during the spring of your Junior year.

  • Take the Early Assessment Program (EAP) exam during your Junior year.

  • Talk about college with your parents and family.

Apply early process opens October 1, 2009 (

Housing is not guaranteed

620 bed spaces - 2 & 4 bedroom apartments

Fully furnished, high speed internet air conditioning, utilities included, cable TV, pool

San Marcos Experience first year learning community

Additional on-campus housing under development

Student Life & Leadership Office offers off-campus housing assistance