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College of San Mateo Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 7,708 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 924 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,230)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $38,038)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball - 14 - -
Football 74 - - -
Softball - 13 - -
Swimming 10 17 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 31 7 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 6 5 - -
Water Polo - 11 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 26.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.5%
Hispanic 21.1%
Non-resident alien 0.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.9%
Two or more races 1.7%
White/non-Hispanic 37.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

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
  • No On-Campus Housing
  • No Meal Plan

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Navy ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 2
Reviews Dorm Life


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Elliot from San Franscico, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food at CSM is quite excellent for a community college. We have a grill and usually other ethnic cuisine. Also, there is a shopping center just down the block.

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  • 2
  • Ivonne from Redwood City, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Food is slightly over-priced and it can be a bit hard to get delicious healthy food sometimes, but overall I would say it isn't bad. Also, being so close to a small shopping center and Hillsdale Mall allows for some alternatives. A lot of the study rooms on campus do offer vending machines and microwaves!

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  • 3
  • Ekaterina from San Bruno, CA
  • I am a current student here

    There is a Grill available in Building 10 (College Center) where you can purchase salads from the salad bar, hamburgers/sandwiches, and a variety of dishes of the day for reasonable prices. In Bldg 10 there is a coffee shop located (Paws for Coffee) which serves Starbucks Coffee + by purchasing every drink - you are getting a stamp on a special card, and after receiving 11 of them, you can get 2$ off your next order which is pretty valuable if you are a coffee lover.

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  • 4
  • Abmama12 from San Mateo, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Great options for food and there is an amazing dining room. The campus has a coffee shop that sells Starbuck's coffee, many types of food to choose from and little convenient store for all your needs.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ivonne from Redwood City, CA
  • I am a current student here

    There are 2 co-ed fraternities on campus: Phi Theta Kappa, and Alpha Gamma Sigma. Both of these are honors organizations and allow students ways to volunteer in the community and assistance transferring.

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