B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B+
College of San Mateo is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$4,800/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,449/ year
  • $30-48k
    $2,082/ year
  • $49-75k
    $4,132/ year
  • $76-110k
    $5,754/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,391/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,456Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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College of San Mateo Reviews

381 reviews
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I would definitely choose CSM if I had to do things over again. Counselors are nice, classes are fairly easy to get into and they evaluated my previous transcripts in a very timely manner. The student body is nice, welcoming and social. I've joined a few clubs and have found them helpful in the transfer process and also have given me priceless skills I can take away with me to a four year. Overall really happy here! I love all my classes but I would scope out the professors on ratemyprofessor.com before committing. Like any school, some professors are more effective teachers than others.
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So far I have just done general ed classes to transfer, but I am so happy with the classes I've completed! My professors were better than the private university I used to go to (so that says a lot). Workload is average. Professors are mindful that most students at CSM work part or full time and are usually very flexible as long as you don't miss too much class. Curriculum is challenging at times and moderate to heavy studying is expected. Facilities are clean and sometimes modern, the science building is my favorite!
College of San Mateo has been a good stepping stone for me. I am currently a student there furthering my career. The counseling office and the counselors have been extremely helpful in assisting me with choosing the proper classes needed for transferring. They are very eager to help you - as long as you show you want the help!