Overview

Applicants
12,316
Acceptance Rate
75%

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 570
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — November 30


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
25:1
Total Faculty
516
with Terminal Degree
257

286
Women
230
Men
160
Minority
48
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Radio and Television.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • Japanese Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Marine Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Social Sciences, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Julio Cardona
assistant dean of graduate studies at UC Santa Cruz

Juan “JP” Perez
featured farmer in the "social advertising" campaign

Danica Kumara
Balkan Sunflowers volunteer

Viana Torres
Southwest High's Teacher of the Year

David Kashevaroff
Oscar-winner

Amanda Quintero
Director for research and sponsored programs at CSU Channel Islands

Anthony Puente
Directors Guild of America (DGA) Student Film Award in the Latino category

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 31

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,140

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,124

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,382

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,859

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,724

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,742
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,622
Required Fees
$1,401
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,854

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,548

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,711
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,799
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

6.35%
Asian
4.32%
African-American
42.08%
Hispanic
27.14%
Caucasian
4.59%
Unknown
6.10%
International

61% female
39% male
2% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
76
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
3

3% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

7% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (CSU Monterey Bay)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Women's Sports (CSU Monterey Bay)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: LGBTQQI issues are explored and supported through individual and group counseling, NCBI and other diversity programs

Minority Support Groups: Personal Growth and Counseling Center support services such as outreach events, classes and programs, group and individual counseling

Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: San Jose State University

Sustainability

Solar energy may be a no-brainer in sunny California, but California State University— Monterey Bay has parlayed that inheritance into a formidable green pedigree. An early signatory to ACUPCC, the university is making good of its pledge to be carbon-neutral by 2030 through several innovative energy-saving initiatives. The university has formed a revolving Energy Innovations Fund that will support energy-saving projects on campus and repay itself through energy savings. CSUMB is one of eighteen CSU campuses where solar-power generation is already in place. The solar installation of over six acres at CSUMB features 3,900 photovoltaic panels which deliver enough zero-emission renewable energy (1 megawatt of power) to meet 16 percent of the university’s electricity needs. CSUMB’s Food Service operations demonstrate a high commitment to organic foods, compost all pre and post consumer food waste, utilize compostable packaging and serving products, and recycle cooking oil. In 2013 CSUMB achieved an astonishing 79 percent waste-diversion rate assisted by the ubiquity of on-campus housing and common area blue recycle bins, a large end of the year move out donation and recycling event and a contract requirement that 90 percent of former Fort Ord Army building demolition material must be recycled. 90 percent of the campus’ buildings have undergone energy-related retrofits in the past few years and custodians meet the stringent CIMS Green Building with Honors standards and use Green Seal Certified products. Green learning opportunities abound on campus, as students can take courses in everything from environmental writing to food ethics. Even the campus police have made strides, trading in some gas guzzling vehicles and adding its first plug-in hybrid to the fleet along with electric scooters. The commitment to green continues all the way to graduation where students wear gowns sewn with material made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

99/99
AASHE STARS® rating
SILVER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
12%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple & HP

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Maria Ceja
Assistant Director of Recruitment

Address
100 Campus Center, Office of Admission
Student Services Building, Bldg 47
Seaside, CA 93955

Phone
831-582-3738

Email
campustours@csumb.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Black Box Cabaret
University Center
Student Center
Tanimura & Antle Library
Starbucks / Peet's Coffee

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cannery Row
Fisherman's Wharf
Carmel by the Sea
Big Sur

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon - Fri
8:00-5:00
831-582-3738

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Sat 11:00 a.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
For Faculty - Contact Admissions Office, for Coach - Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@csumb.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Academic Department

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Campus shuttle every 15 minutes at 16 locations. Connection to Monterey Salinas Transit which provides service to Monterey Airport, Monterey and Amtrak and Greyhound stations in Salinas.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Southbound 101 (San José/Gilroy) 1. Follow Highway 101 south toward Salinas. 2. Merge onto Highway 156 west toward the Monterey Peninsula. 3. Highway 156 becomes Highway 1 south. 4. Take Exit 406 (CSU Monterey Bay/Fort Ord Main Entrance). You will circle back over the highway onto Light Fighter Drive. 5. At the third traffic signal, turn left onto Gen Jim Moore Blvd. 6. Follow the signs and banners to your desired campus location. From Northbound 101 (San Luis Obispo/King City) 1. Follow Highway 101 north to Salinas. 2. Take the Monterey Peninsula exit (Sanborn Road). At the stop sign, turn right to go back under the highway. 3. Sanborn Road will bend to the right and become Blanco Road. 4. Remain on Blanco Road until it bends to the left and ends at a traffic light. 5. At the light, turn right to merge onto Reservation Road. 6. Turn left at the second traffic signal onto Imjin Road. 7. Turn left again at the second traffic signal onto Abrams Drive. 8. Wind through the CSUMB Housing area, then, when the road ends, turn right onto Inter-Garrison Road. 9. Follow the signs and banners to your desired campus location. From Northbound Highway 1 (Monterey Peninsula/Seaside) 1. Follow Highway 1 north. 2. Take Exit 406 (CSU Monterey Bay/Fort Ord Main Entrance). 3. At the third traffic signal, turn left onto Gen Jim Moore Blvd. 4. Follow the signs and banners to your desired campus location. From Southbound Highway 1 (Santa Cruz/Moss Landing) 1. Follow Highway 1 south. 2. Take Exit 406 (CSU Monterey Bay/Fort Ord Main Entrance). You will circle back over the highway onto Light Fighter Drive. 3. At the third traffic signal, turn left onto Gen Jim Moore Blvd. 4. Follow the signs and banners to your desired campus location.

Local Accommodations
Because we are located in one of the world's premiere tourist destinations, a full range of hotels and motels is available within 15 minutes drive of campus.


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