California State Univ-San Marcos

Women's WCLA Contact: Jillian Dohrmann
8 / 10
14,923 Undergrads / 15,972 Students
2 / 10
$13,010 Net Price
6 / 10
62% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
25 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
15% / 54%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Orange County California Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Sacramento California Area
  • Las Vegas Nevada Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Peru
  • France
Where Grads Work
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Palomar College
  • Poway Unified School District
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Palomar Health
  • Wells Fargo
  • Qualcomm
  • United States Marine Corps
  • Ashford University
  • University of California San Diego
  • Sharp HealthCare
  • Target
  • Scripps Health
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Starbucks
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Administrative
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Support
  • Media and Communication
  • Healthcare Services
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Community and Social Services
  • Engineering
  • Research
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
430 - 520
470 - 570
940 - 1130
15 - 22
16 - 22
17 - 22

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 430 - 520 for SAT

SAT Math

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 17,349 6,383 10,966
% Admitted 62% 62% 62%
% Admits That Enroll 21% 22% 20%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.31
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (19%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (17%)
    Social Sciences (15%)
    Business (13%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (13%)
    Work and Family Studies (7%)
    Human Development and Family Studies, General (7%)
    Psychology (7%)
    Psychology, General (7%)
    Communication & Journalism (6%)
    Criminology (6%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (5%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (5%)
    Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General (5%)
    Sociology (5%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (3%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$7,717 $18,543
    Books & Supplies$2,000 $2,000
    Cost of Living$13,000 $13,000
    Personal Expenses$3,208 $3,208
    Sticker Price$25,925 $35,801

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    81% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship70%$9,138
    Federal Grants50%$5,095
    Pell Grants49%$4,935
    Other Federal3%$3,130
    State & Local Grants64%$2,427
    Institutional Grants43%$5,477
    Student Loans36%$5,496
    Federal Loans35%$4,796
    Other Loans2%$12,421

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $24.9 Million $1,561

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $17,498.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $12,500 $186

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.0%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 5,142 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $47,300

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.38 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 15% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 4 4
    Fondling 2 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 3 3
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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