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California State University, San Marcos

San Diego, California, United States
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost USD 1,500 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 55%
Institution type Public

About California State University, San Marcos

With a history spanning 27 years, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, assuring its certification in providing and maintaining effective educational programmes in recognised high qualities.

With a strong graduate output, 78% of alumni have received high job placements within 6 months of graduating, and San Marcos' beautiful and diverse community has enticed 85% of the student population to stay well beyond their graduation.

Education-wise, CSUSM has an extensive programme reach of 31 Bachelor majors, 37 minors, 11 Master's, 8 credentials, 1 jont doctoral (with UC San Diego).

Student life on CSUSM is equally as vibrant, with over 100 organisations, 25+ Greek Life chapters to choose from.

Campus information

Located in the dreamy foothills of San Marcos; CSUSM rests in North San Diego, south of Riverside and Orange County, the best place for beach exploring and a fun road trip away to the desert and mountains, and an hour away from the US-Mexico border.

The campus is 304-acres wide, with new buildings well underway to provide the latest facilites and amenities for its students.

It is also spread across two areas, the main being San Marcos and the other, Temecula.


University Village Apartments

Occupancy is divided to Studio (Single Occupancy or Double Occupancy)/1 bathroom, 2 bedroom/2 bathroom and 4 bedroom/2 bathroom. All are fully furnished, and each block has common spaces for events, meetings and lounging (available for reservation).


These apartment accomodations vary in floor plans. All are open to many amenities including BBQ grills, fitness centre, fire pits, laundry rooms, pool and common spaces. Floor plans are arranged as such:

  • Agave - 2 deluxe single/1 bathroom
  • Bougainvillea - 4 single/2 bathroom
  • Coneflower - 1 single/1 deluxe double/1 bathroom
  • Dandelion - 1 single/ 2 deluxe double/2 bathroom
  • Eucalyptus - 1 single/1 deluxe double/1 quad/3 bathroom
  • Flax - 2 single/ 2 deluxe double/2 bathroom
  • Geranium - 2 deluxe double/1 bathroom
  • Honeysuckle - 1 deluxe double/1 triple/2 bathroom
  • Iris - 3 deluxe double/3 bathroom
  • Jimson - 4 double/4 bathroom

Additional info

Among the CalState Universities, San Marcos is known as the Cougars.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Computer Science, IT 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 3 Mass Communication & Media 1


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