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California State University - San Marcos
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN MARCOS, CA

California State University - San Marcos Admissions

Admissions Overview

Cal State San Marcos admissions is somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 62%. Students that get into Cal State San Marcos have an average SAT score between 950-1140 or an average ACT score of 17-22. The regular admissions application deadline for Cal State San Marcos is December 4.

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Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Applicants
17,349
SAT Range
950-1140
SAT Reading
480-570
SAT Math
470-570
Students Submitting SAT
94%
ACT Range
17-22
ACT English
15-22
ACT Math
16-22
ACT Writing
No data available  
Students Submitting ACT
27%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
December 4
Early Decision Deadline
No data available  
Early Action Deadline
No data available  
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
No data available  
Application Fee
$70
Application Website
Accepts Common App
No data available  
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
    Considered but not 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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