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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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San Mateo is a public college located in San Mateo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,479 undergraduate students. The San Mateo acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 41% of students, San Mateo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,000.
About College of San Mateo...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402
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College of San Mateo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$4,384/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,142/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
33%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,479Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,784
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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The professors and staff here are extremely helpful in guiding you through any questions or concerns you might have regarding financial aid, courses you might be interested in and what it takes to achieve a certificate associates degree and beyond! The campus is brilliant and massive with picturesque views at every corner. Every person i have encountered here has been friendly and helpful! This school is great! Go here!
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I love College of San Mateo's, and if it were a four year I would stay all four years to get my bachelors degree. I specifically love the dance program. I really love that the kinesiology department in general is so diverse. The professors within the kinesiology department are so giving of their time in and outside of class and are very accommodating to all their students from what I've experienced and seen. My other general education classes have also been pretty great for the most part. Teachers in general have been really understanding and helpful. The teachers that I've had have really striven to prepare me and other students for a four year college experience. Not all teachers are that great, but I believe I've gotten pretty lucky in getting great teachers. For the price I feel that I am getting a lot out of the community college experience!
College of San Mateo is a great school! The counselors at CSM are so mindful of each students needs. The professors are somewhat hard but overall very understanding. I could just tell them "Hey, I'm stuck" and they will always work with me on on one instead of just turning me away. The environment is really fun! My peers were super chill and always willing to work together. Also, students are really connected especially with all the cool programs offered.