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College of San Mateo

San Mateo, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd

San Mateo, CA 94402-3757

www.collegeofsanmateo.edu

Admission Office

1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard

San Mateo, CA 94402-3784

(650) 574-6165

Fax : (650) 574-6506

villarealh@smccd.edu

Contact : Henry Villareal

Dean of Admissions and Records

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4070

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 8,738

In-State Tuition : $1,418.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $9,368.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture A

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Ethnic Studies A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General A
Biomedical Sciences, General A
Biotechnology A C

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A C
Business Administration and Management, General A
Business/Commerce, General A C
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services A C
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General C
Marketing/Marketing Management, General A C
Project Management C
Real Estate A C
Retail Management A C

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism A C
Communication, General A C
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia A C
Journalism A
Radio and Television A C

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Communications Technology/Technician A C
Graphic Communications, General A C
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician A C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Programming, Specific Applications A C
Computer Programming/Programmer, General C
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design A C

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector A C
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter A C

Engineering
Engineering, General A

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician C
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician A C

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General A

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature A C

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Dental Assisting/Assistant A C
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling A C

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General A

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies A
Science, Technology and Society A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology C

Physical Sciences
Astronomy C
Chemistry, General A
Geology/Earth Science, General A
Physics, General A

Psychology
Psychology, General A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician A C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General A

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation A C
Dance, General A
Digital Arts A C
Fine/Studio Arts, General A
Graphic Design A C
Intermedia/Multimedia A C
Music, General A
Photography A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Internships

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

150 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : planetarium

Geographic Location : 15 miles from San Francisco.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 8,738

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 4,928

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

In state students : 98.0%

Out of state students : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Student Newspaper : The San Matean

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bulldogs

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Pre-admission summer program

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Basketball

Women's Intercollegiate

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Water Polo

Women's Intercollegiate

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Nursing program has separate requirements. Completion of CSM Placement tests for English, reading and mathematics recommended prior to orientation and counseling session.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: AP tests can be applied to CSM Associate Degree general education requirements, CSU General Education Certification, IGETC Certification. AP test results can be used for course placement. Upon approval by the department, AP results may be applied to meet associate degree major requirements.

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: By applying AP credit, students can meet course prerequisite requirements and earn units toward associate degree general education, CSU general education, and IGETC certification.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

4

--

All

Calculus AB

3

3

--

All

Calculus BC

3

3

--

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

3

--

All

Chemistry

3

4

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

--

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

--

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

Music Theory

3

3

--

All

Physics B

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

--

All

Psychology

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

--

All

Statistics

3

3

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

--

Biology

50

--

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

--

Chemistry

50

--

College Algebra

50

--

College Mathematics

50

--

Financial Accounting

50

--

History of United States I

50

--

History of United States II

50

--

Human Growth and Development

50

--

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

--

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

--

Introductory Business Law

50

--

Introductory Psychology

50

--

Introductory Sociology

50

--

Natural Science

50

--

Pre Calculus

50

--

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

--

Principles of Management

50

--

Principles of Microeconomics

50

--

Social Sciences and History

50

--

Spanish I

50

--

Spanish II

63

--

Western Civilization I

50

--

Western Civilization II

50

--

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Claudia Menjivar

Financial aid office phone : (650) 574-6147

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $46.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $311.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$1,418.00

$1,418.00

$1,418.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$9,368.00

$9,368.00

$9,368.00

Room only:

--

$11,160.00

$4,644.00

Books and supplies:

$1,638.00

$1,638.00

$1,638.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$2,664.00

$2,772.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$1,470.00

$1,470.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$3,056.00

$18,350.00

$11,942.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$11,006.00

$26,300.00

$19,892.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

1st semester freshman

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Transfer center

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $9,368.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,160.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $311.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 56

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser