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California State University - San Marcos Admissions

Cal State San Marcos admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 57%. Students that get into Cal State San Marcos have an average SAT score between 950-1130 or an average ACT score of 18-23. The regular admissions application deadline for Cal State San Marcos is November 30.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
16,514
SAT Range
950-1130
SAT Reading
480-570
SAT Math
470-560
Students Submitting SAT
91%
ACT Range
18-23
ACT English
16-23
ACT Math
17-23
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
29%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
November 30
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Application Fee
$55
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Neither required nor recommended
Poll
51%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.57 responses
Poll
58%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.57 responses
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