California State University-San Marcos is a non selective school. The school receives approximately 14,000 applications each year from prospective students. With regards to the overall acceptance rate, it tends to be 93 percent which equals about 13,000 students being accepted to the institution. But when the year commences, about 2,440 students would have decided on California State University-San Marcos as their school of choice. The ratio of the students who applied is 37% and 62% for males and females respectively. However, of the freshmen enrolled, 60% were typically women and 39% 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: 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 18 - 23 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 2021 Admissions Cycle
Applications
13,986
Male 5,273
Female 8,713

 

Acceptance
13,041
Male 4,851
Female 8,190

 

Enrollment Total
2,444
Male 970
Female 1,474


Acceptance Rate
93.2%
Male
92%
Female
94%

 

Yield
18.7%
Male
20%
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

    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school record



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