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  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    A
San Mateo is an above-average public college located in San Mateo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,363 undergraduate students. The San Mateo acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Social Science Research Methods, and Business. Graduating 45% of students, San Mateo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,000.

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
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$4,246/ 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
$4,397/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
47%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,363Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,561
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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College of San Mateo Reviews

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College of San Mateo does an excellent job encouraging students with their educational plan( whether transferring to a UC or CSU, or just guide them to help receive an AA) and career goals. The staff and faculty communicate well with students here on campus and are personally invested in helping make sure that students time at CSM has a purpose. As an ambassador who works for the campus, it's great to see students and faculty enjoying coming to work and school everyday. The campus is also very beautiful and has a great location, it is about 30 minutes away from the coast and about 45 minutes away from San Francisco. This is an amazing community college that students should defiantly attend!
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For a community college, the College of San Mateo has a lot of opportunities for students to succeed and realize their goals. Unfortunately, some opportunities are only available to in-state students.

Many professors are amazing, especially English professors, but some are not (choose carefully). Generally, the faculty is really understanding and willing to help you to succeed!
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!