|Setting:||Small Town Setting|
|Size:||Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)|
|Nicknames:||Cal State Monterey Bay, CSUMB|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
California State University, Monterey Bay is part of an established education system that fosters excellence in academics and progressive research. Cal State Monterey is located in Seaside, California, just 5 miles up the coast from the beautiful and historic city of Monterey.
Students at Cal State Monterey are able to explore their educational and cultural interests. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in almost every traditional concentration, while master’s degrees can be earned in Education, Business, Information Technology, Public Policy, Social Work, Coastal and Watershed Science, and Marine Science.
Cal State Monterey offers several unique programs, including service learning projects in and around Monterey County as well as marine biology courses that take place at the local, nationally acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium. Study abroad options are abundantly available for students wishing to explore their academic pursuits in a foreign country.
Student life activities are abundant. With so many student organizations, locals clubs, community service projects, athletic teams, outdoor recreation activities, intramural sports, performing arts, and campus housing, students will never run out of things to participate in.
Student support services are an essential tool to the academic life of every student. Students are encouraged to take advantage of stellar academic workshops, the career services center, academic advising, the childcare center, financial aid counseling, the campus health clinic, retention services, and so much more.
Students are never left to cope with academic challenges, financial struggles or social stresses alone. Cal State Monterey is committed to supporting the academic, professional, and personal growth of every enrolled student.
33% of students gave California State University, Monterey Bay 5 stars overall.
I actually start school June 5th but I have lived in the area my whole life, its peaceful and beautiful. I think if you like to hike its prefect for you, its not a city just a small town and weather is unpredictable.
CSU Monterey Bay provided me with a great college experience. From academics and collegiate sports to the dining commons and extracurricular activities, it was full of first-time experiences with lifelong friends and memories we will always cherish. The best years of my life so far have been the college days. Best advice: Live in the dorms or on-campus housing the first one-two years. It provided a very lively and friendly atmosphere where everyone could mingle and socialize. The way the dorms at CSUMB were constructed allowed each room to have their own full bathroom. It was a great surprise knowing that we didn't have communal restrooms, and we had a little bit more privacy in that sense. The other on-campus housing included suites and apartments, which were strictly for upperclassmen.
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955
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Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.
Seasonal average temperatures for Seaside, CA
|Full-Time Undergrad Students||5,170|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||5,616|
- Latino: 36%
- African American: 5%
- Caucasian: 40%
- Asian: 4%
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
- Unknown and Other: 14%
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||1%|
|Unknown and Other||14%|
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