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California State University, Monterey Bay Stats, Info and Facts

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4,790 Students

53% Admitted

  • 7,584 full time
  • 556 part time
  • 1,664 men full time
  • 2,570 women full time
  • 10,263 applied
  • 5,364 admitted
  • 829 enrolled

6,764 Undergraduates

$5,472 Tuition/Year

  • 378 Graduates
  • 62 Non-Degree
  • $5,472 in state
  • $907 fees
  • $12,396 room & board
  • $1,916 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Blue and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Ken from Beverly Hills, CA
  • 0
  • CSUMB is located just north of Monterey, California. The school is about 5 minutes away from the ocean, and offers a laid back setting. CSUMB has a small campus, with…

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  • Isabelle from Brea, CA
  • 0
  • It is a great school for some, but not for all. It is slow-paced, and not many people are that driven academically. If you want small class sizes, bonfires on…

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  • Gina from Seaside, CA
  • 0
  • This establishment is located in one of the most beautiful scenic areas around. If your into marine science or environmental justice, this is the perfect school for you. I am…

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  • Hailey from Surprise, AZ
  • 0
  • California State University is a young university with a lot of potential. The small class sizes and comfortable on campus living arrangements make up for the under-developed area that is…

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  • Joshua from Seaside, CA
  • 0
  • CSU Monterey Bay is a good school and offers a lot to its students, especially considering it is the least expensive CSU. CSUMB has a great deal of students that…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Jessica from San Diego, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I am a college student at CSUMB and I am so happy here. I’m originally from southern California and I do think there is a difference in the cultures represented in each part of our state, so I won’t say it was a piece of cake adapting to some of the little differences I’ve picked up on over the past two and a half years, but in the end I’ve grown to love it. The student life is very active and it is very easy to get involved in activities on campus. The small community is the biggest reason I chose to attend this school—everybody does know everybody but to me that’s okay. The significance of a smaller community means more time with teachers and group projects—you’re forced to challenge yourself in each class you take.

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  • 5
  • Amnda from Citrus Heights, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The social life is great as well, this school has a small town feel where even if you don't know someone, its okay to just strike up a conversation. every one is laid back and friendly, and there is always something to do whether it be a movie on Tuesday night at the world theater (it's free for students! and they play new movies that are still in the cinema!) or taking a walk down to the beach! I love love love it here :)

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  • 5
  • Emily from Concord, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I love the atmosphere at CSUMB. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Part of the benefit of a smaller school is that you see the same people a lot making it easier to get to know new people. We are a fairly tight knit community. The surrounding area has many cultural events, wonderful beaches and lots of fun things to do.

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  • Alyssa from Modesto, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The area is beautiful, but there isn't much to do. The school is secluded from anything but itself and things close early because mainly older people occupy the area.

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  • 4
  • Shiloh from Newport Beach, CA
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    If you're like me, a small town girl at heart, you'll definitely enjoy being here. A lot of people that I've talked to have described the campus as beautiful and friendly. The university resides in Seaside, a not-so-big city, in Central California.

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