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California State University, Monterey Bay Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 316 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 6 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

California Collegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $60,164)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,597)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 41 - - -
Basketball 16 17 - Yes
Golf 10 11 - -
Soccer 34 31 - Yes
Softball - 24 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 5 11 Yes -
Volleyball - 16 - Yes
Water Polo - 21 - -
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.5%
Hispanic 27.9%
Non-resident alien 0.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 15.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 46.4%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 4
Drug Law Violation 41
Liquor Law Violation 25
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 18
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ken from Beverly Hills, CA
  • 5
  • Dorms can range from one to four people per room. Some dorms have their own bathrooms, while other dorms share bathrooms with neighboring rooms. Some building are recently constructed, while…

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  • Isabelle from Brea, CA
  • 3
  • I would say the dorms are probably the biggest draw of this campus. Being renovated army barracks, they all have individual bathrooms, and are significantly bigger than freshman dorms at…

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  • Hailey from Surprise, AZ
  • 3
  • Dorm life is pretty good on campus. There are more housing options than other CSU's and the dorms are quite spacious and have a lot of free amenities. Free wi-fi,…

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  • Current CSUMB Student
  • 5
  • What can I say...dorm life is great! I am glad to have the opportunity to be in the dorms and not in off campus housing. You meet so many different…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Evan from Morgan Hill, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are many places to eat on campus that had a wide variety of meals and options for students who have special food needs.

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  • 4
  • Current CSUMB Student
  • I am a current student here

    The campus offers a good variety of food and dining options for students. From the DC (dining commons) to the Otter Express and Monty' get a good selection, good value for the money and many tasty treats. Also, for those late nights when you are up working late studying and need that caffeine jolt, you can always stop by Starbucks to get what you need. And to think all these options are just a quick walk/jog across campus.

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  • 4
  • Alison from Victorville, CA
  • I am a current student here

    We have five dining choices on campus, that is: the Dining Commons, the Otter Express, Monte's, the Library Café/Peet's, and Starbucks. The Dining Commons(DC) is buffet-style and serves Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner every day. It gets pretty repetitive after a month but they do special events like Eggs After Dark or they have special menus for certain days. The Otter Express is where you can get Subway style sandwiches or Chicken Tenders or just a quick snack between classes. There's usually a wait so you really have to plan it out if you're hoping to make a trip between classes. Monte's is our sit-in diner type of restaurant. They serve milkshakes, burgers, pasta, and other things like clam chowder bread bowls (which are my personal favorite). All the food in any dining service is good and edible, just use your meal plan properly and you should be able to last the entire semester!

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  • 3
  • Aliyah Schiesz
  • I am a current student here

    Food is good at first, but you will get tired of it eventually. There's also Starbucks and Peet's, so that'll help you with all of your finals.

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  • 5
  • Mitchell from Salinas, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The school has it's own dining area, with random chefs that come around and cook particular foods-only open during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have a little snack shack that you can go to, that's open throughout the day.

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  • 2
  • John from Arroyo Grande, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Food options are minimal at CSUMB. Most students at this university laugh when they think of other universities that have multiple restaurants, pubs, sushi bars etc. There are minimal places to receive food at CSUMB, and often people complain about the low quality of food that is offered. The options may seem plentiful upon first arriving, but most students quickly grow a distaste for the main dining hall (nicknamed the DC). There is a student restaurant that provides higher quality food for a higher price, as well as the Otter Express which provides quick, on-the-go items.

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  • 4
  • Gina from Seaside, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Some who say our food is the best around. Some would say our food is ok. But its never been bad. We even have a bar on campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alison from Victorville, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I don't know much myself about the Greek Life on campus. I know that we don't really have any national Greeks that other schools have. Our Kappa Sigmas get a lot of crap about certain allegations against them. Also, a lot of our sororities and frats will say they are diverse in race and ethnicity but they don't really prove it.

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  • 0
  • John from Arroyo Grande, CA
  • I am a current student here

    As mentioned above, there is no greek row and greek life seems pale in comparison to larger universities such as Fresno State. However, sororities and fraternities are still present on campus and often affiliated members are eager to get involved in community organizations.

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  • 0
  • Stephen from Marina, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I don't really know. I'm sure most people at CSUMB aren't there to get drunk and party, because there are better schools to go to for that.

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  • 0
  • Alexandra from Monterey, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life was almost non-existent on campus up until about 5 years ago - since then it has exploded. However, it is not so prevalent that students who are NOT interested in Greek Life will feel excluded.

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