California State University - San Marcos

Study at California State University San Marcos

Study at California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos is located in the heart of coastal southern California, which is a wonderful place to live while studying in the United States. The university prides itself on offering both a strong academic program and offering excellent support services in a safe and beautiful setting.

Below, you will find basic information about studying at the California State University San Marcos (CSU San Marcos / CSUSM). Our other pages provide you with information about study programs, accommodation, student life in San Marcos and the application process.

6 good reasons to study at California State University San Marcos

  1. The university has more than 150 clubs and societies that you can join.
  2. You will get education in small class sizes. Student to faculty ratio is 24:1 and 75% of classes have no more than 40 students in them.
  3. CSU San Marcos has been rated the safest 4 year college in California for several years in a row.
  4. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  5. You can chose from many study programs at affordable tuition fees.
  6. You'll have lots of opportunities to get involved and meet both local and international students!

What can I study at the CSU San Marcos?

You can study:

  • A Bachelor,
  • A Master,
  • A semester or two (study abroad).

You can study a great variety of programs and courses at CSUSM. We suggest that you read more about the study programs at the CSUSM and contact KILROY's study advisors if you cannot find your desired study program or course.

Csusm Campus Panorama
CSUSM campus

What does it cost to study at CSU San Marcos?

Tuition fees at CSU San Marcos vary depending on you level study and your study load. Our study advisors will be happy to send you the accurate price for your preferred study program and courses, as well as an estimated budget of living in San Marcos. Moreover, our study advisors can help you answer any question you might have. Contact us to receive the price, budget and answer to your questions. KILROY offers free student counselling.

Fun facts about CSU San Marcos

  • Located in the heart of coastal southern California (there is more to life than studying, we know!)
  • Fairly small university with approx. 11.000 students (your professors will know your name)
  • 280 days of sunshine per year (yes, all your friends will be jealous of your tan when you come home)
  • International students from 45 different countries across the world (you will have friends from all over the world)
  • Over 150 clubs and student organizations that you can join (always wanted to learn how to belly dance? This is your chance)

Surfing in Carslbad, 20 minutes from San Marcos
CSUSM is located at the southern California coast, which is ideal if you love surfing!

How can KILROY help me study in California?

KILROY offers free student counselling, and we will assist you all the way from the very first questions about studying in California, to the application process, to your arrival in San Marcos. Moreover, our study advisors can send you an estimated budget of your income and expenses during your studies at the CSU San Marcos. Please get in contact to hear more about your opportunities to study at the CSU San Marcos. We look forward to hearing from you!

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