College Search helps you research colleges and universities, find schools that match your preferences, and add schools to a personal watch list.

www.collegeboard.org

California State University: Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

100 Campus Ctr

Seaside, CA 93955-8000

www.csumb.edu

Admission Office

100 Campus Center, Student Services Building

Building 47

Seaside, CA 93955-8001

(831) 582-3738

Fax : (831) 582-3811

admissions@csumb.edu

Contact : David Linnevers

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

liberal arts college

teachers college/college of education

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1945

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : November 30

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 63.0%

Total undergraduates : 6,794

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,045

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 52.0%

Average financial aid package : $11,828.00

In-State Tuition : $7,147.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $19,027.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Dedicated to serving low-income, adult learner, first-generation, and underrepresented populations.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Nov 30

Priority application due : Nov 30

College will notify student of admission : Dec 15

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 15

SAT subject score report due : Jan 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : May 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Nov 30

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Nov 30

Transfer student must reply : May 1

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

Student-faculty ratio : 25 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 63.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 80.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Hispanic-Serving Institution

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 15.0%
Liberal Arts : 12.0%
Psychology : 12.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 9.0%
Parks And Recreation : 9.0%
Biology : 7.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 7.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 5.0%
Social Sciences : 5.0%

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

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Radio and Television B

Education
Education, General M
Educational/Instructional Technology M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Japanese Language and Literature B
Linguistics B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Marine Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General B
Public Administration M
Social Work M

Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs B
Social Sciences, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Design and Visual Communications, General B
Music, General B

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

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Accelerated Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Semester At Sea

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

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

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : Watershed facilities, seafloor mapping lab

Geographic Location : 108 miles from San Francisco, 68 miles from San Jose.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 6,794

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,045

Degree-seeking undergrads : 6,794

Graduate enrollment : 817

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 98.0%

Out of state students : 2.0%

Part Time students : 11.0%

Percentage of males : 39.0%

Percentage of females : 61.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 8.0%

Black African American : 4.0%

Asian : 6.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 42.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 5.0%

White : 27.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 6.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

3.0% Men who Join Fraternities

2.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Otter Realm

Student Newspaper URL : http://otterrealm.net/

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $300.00

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Otters

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division II

Intramural

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Track: Outdoor

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Water Polo

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Other Sports : dance team, disc golf club, cycling, mixed martial arts, outdoor adventure club


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $70.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 12,316

Admitted : 9,272

Enrolled : 1,045

Less selective 75.0% of applicants admitted

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.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

State Residency

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

State test(s) : IB ELM/EPT

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

SAT/ACT required for all freshmen applicants. TOEFL/IELTS for English Proficiency required for international students.

A note from the college

Students must be high school graduates or GED equivalents, complete 15-unit "a-g" course pattern of college preparatory study with grades of C or better and earn qualifying eligibility index. Minimum qualifying eligibility index is a combination of high school course completion (a-g), GPA calculated based on the a-g courses in grades 10-12, and SAT and/or ACT scores.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 12.0%

Top Quarter : 44.0%

Top Half : 86.0%

Bottom Half : 14.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 23.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 24.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 19.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 13.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 23.0%

500 - 599 : 45.0%

400 - 499 : 27.0%

300 - 399 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 14.0%

500 - 599 : 50.0%

400 - 499 : 30.0%

300 - 399 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 4.0%

24 - 29 : 17.0%

18 - 23 : 47.0%

12 - 17 : 31.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 1.0%

24 - 29 : 17.0%

18 - 23 : 37.0%

12 - 17 : 45.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 6.0%

24 - 29 : 18.0%

18 - 23 : 33.0%

12 - 17 : 39.0%

6 - 11 : 4.0%

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: CSUMB grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. If you present scores of three or better, you will be granted up to six semester units of college credit. If you present scores of three or better in approved subjects, you may receive from three to six semester units for each examination. Submit your official test scores to CSUMB Office of Admissions.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

1

0

Computer Science

0

0

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

1

0

Science Lab

1

0

Social Studies

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 92.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 35.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

17 - 23

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

470 - 570

ACT Composite

16 - 22


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

--

All

Art History

3

6

--

All

Biology

3

6

--

All

Calculus AB

3

3

--

All

4

3

--

All

Calculus BC

3

6

--

All

4

6

--

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

3

--

All

Chemistry

3

6

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

4

6

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

6

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

--

All

English Literature and Composition

4

6

--

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

6

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

4

6

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

4

6

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

4

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

4

6

--

All

Latin

3

6

--

All

4

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

Music Theory

3

6

--

All

Physics 1

3

4

--

All

Physics 2

3

4

--

All

Physics B

3

6*

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4*

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4*

--

All

Psychology

3

3

--

All

Seminar

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

4

6

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

6

--

All

4

6

--

All

Statistics

3

3

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

6

--

All

World History: Modern

3

6

--

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

8

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Management

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 71.0%

% of loans / jobs : 29.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 92.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 78.0%

% Judged to have need : 88.0%

% that were offered aid : 81.0%

% that had need fully met : 13.0%

% of need met : 52.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $11,828.00

Avg non need-based aid : $1,815.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $11,140.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,391.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $19,859.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Angeles Fuentes

Financial aid office phone : (831) 582-5100

Financial Aid Forms

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

FAFSA

State aid form

Part-Time Costs

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

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $396.00

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

Academics

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Alumni Affiliation

Athletics

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,147.00

$7,147.00

$7,147.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$19,027.00

$19,027.00

$19,027.00

Room and board:

$14,396.00

$15,040.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,854.00

$1,854.00

$1,854.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,450.00

$1,450.00

$1,450.00

Transportation expenses:

$620.00

$1,508.00

$1,548.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$25,467.00

$26,999.00

$11,999.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$37,347.00

$38,879.00

$23,879.00

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.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Volleyball

Available

Water Polo

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 60

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 70

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

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 4,217

Transfers admitted percentage: 85.0%

Transfers admitted: 3,620

Transfers enrolled percentage: 25.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,085

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 89.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 11.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Orientation

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

Special Requirements

Four subject requirements: college-level math, English composition, spoken communication and critical thinking.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $55.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $19,027.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $14,396.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $15,040.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $396.00

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 76

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 61

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser

Special International Student Orientation Program