Rank: 426

California State University-Monterey Bay

Seaside, CAwww.csumb.edu
Median SAT/ACT
NA/NA
Enrollment
6,750
Ocean-front views are plentiful at California State University-Monterey Bay, just two hours south of San Francisco. The university boasts some interesting architecture, as it was built at the location of an old army base - some of the old military buildings have been repurposed into art gallery spaces. More than half of students at CSU Monterey Bay are first-generation college...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$21,300
% of students who get any grants
69%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$11,800
Average price for low-income students
$6,200
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
75%
% of need met
71%
% of students who get merit* grants
1%
Average merit grant
N/A
student success
Graduation rate
53%
Average time to a degree
4.7 years
Average student debt
$11,525
Average salary within 5 years
$42,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
32%
admissions
Acceptance rate
49%
Median SAT/ACT Score
NA/NA
SAT/ACT required?
No
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

See what students are saying on Niche.com

If you like the outdoors, you'll want to be here. Since all the buildings on campus are compacted into a small space, you'll love to explore the rest of campus. It's especially exciting to walk into the forests and find the remnants of the old military buildings! Plus, the beach...
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My 1st semester was great! My teachers were all very friendly and seemed to really care about my succeeding in their class. My class sizes were great, average of 25 people maybe a little more but they weren't too bad. Teachers were very passionate about their teaching, which made it...
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Okay, freshmen tend to give CSUMB bad reviews because initially it isn't all that fabulous. But that is usually only because they don't know how to make the most of it yet. There's a lot to do if you have the energy and motivation to go do it, and it...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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