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California State University-San Marcos is a Public school located in San Marcos, CA. California State University-San Marcos has a total enrollment of 12,793 with a graduation rate of 51% and a student/faculty ratio of 24:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The California State University-San Marcos SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend California State University-San Marcos.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPublic
Avg. price for students receiving grants$10,543
Avg. price for students living on campus$24,641
Avg. price for students living off campus$24,641


Total applicants13,718
Total admissions7,413
Admission rate54%
Application fee$55
Average staff salary$77,211

25th percentile score

SAT math430
SAT reading420
SAT writing
ACT composite18

75th percentile score

SAT math530
SAT reading520
SAT writing
ACT composite23

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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Source: The California State University-San Marcos data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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