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
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$4,494/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,139/ year
  • $30-48k
    $1,526/ year
  • $49-75k
    $4,180/ year
  • $76-110k
    $4,741/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,391/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,469Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
7%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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College of San Mateo Reviews

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There are many aspects of CSM that I have appreciated. First, the campus is beautiful and well-kept. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Whether you need to meet with a counsellor or want to speak to your professor, the interaction is usually pleasant! I have had a positive experience in just about every class I have taken at CSM. I highly recommend this school to those who are looking to spend a few years at community college.
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Since transfering to College of San Mateo, three semesters have passed. It has been a pleasurable experience searching for what I want to do as a career, rather than being put on a roadmap towards one. There are many resources I utilize during my time at CSM, those being: tutoring, counseling, and the writing center. On a consistent basis, I attend those resources to keep engaged on campus. Professor Bednarek, my counselor, taught my many tactics to help with my personal struggles I went through within the past year. He has been the most valuable resource CSM has provided me with. We developed my academic goal of transfering from College of San Mateo to San Francisco State University next semester. From there, I will go on to get my bachelors in Visual Communication; after achieving my degree, I hope to go on applying my skills of photography, videography, and graphic design to my business.
I love CSM, so diverse in such a beautiful area with a view! The professors have helped guide me throughout my journey, and made such an impact on my knowledge and myself as a person. I made some amazing friends, more like a family, and was well connected with all parts of the campus. You feel so comfortable walking around as everybody around you is so friendly and non judgemental.