California State University-San Marcos is a somewhat selective school. The school receives approximately 15,000 applications each year from prospective students. With regards to the overall acceptance rate, it tends to be 79 percent which equals about 12,200 students being accepted to the institution. But when the year commences, about 2,240 students would have decided on California State University-San Marcos as their school of choice. The ratio of the students who applied is 36% and 63% for males and females respectively. However, of the freshmen enrolled, 63% were typically women and 36% were men. California State University-San Marcos’s undergraduate application fee is $70. To submit your application to California State University-San Marcos, you will need to have these required documents: ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Secondary school GPA, and a Secondary school record. Students should submit their ACT or SAT scores to California State University-San Marcos when filling out the application. Often, an ACT score of 17 - 22 or a 950 - 1,130 SAT score is the range that students have greater chances to be accepted. This school also accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credits, Credit for life experiences, and Dual enrollment.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2020 Admissions Cycle
Applications
15,413
Male 5,669
Female 9,744

 

Acceptance
12,200
Male 4,308
Female 7,892

 

Enrollment Total
2,238
Male 818
Female 1,420


Acceptance Rate
79.2%
Male
76%
Female
81%

 

Yield
18.3%
Male
19%
Female
18%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$70


Graduate

$70



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Dual enrollment

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record



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