College of San Mateo (CSM)

San Mateo, CA

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College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo Student Essentials

College of San Mateo Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.collegeofsanmateo.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,418
Out-of-State Tuition: $6,010
Retention Rate: 74%
Enrollment: 15,410
Year Established: 1922

About CSM

The College of San Mateo is the primary source of two-year degree programs in the Silicon Valley. The College of San Mateo’s programs include academic and professional fields, as well as a number of fine and performing arts programs. Located just outside San Jose in San Mateo, California, the college’s contemporary campus features updated facilities and cultural arts activities.

The College of San Mateo awards associate’s degrees in professional and academic fields that include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Cosmetology
  • English
  • Nursing
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communications

The College of San Mateo also awards a number of degrees in the fine and performing arts, such as:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Studio Art
  • Film
  • Broadcast Audio
  • Music
  • Electronic Music
  • Television Production

The school’s college life activities offer creative and scholastic enrichment. There is a campus theatre, which hosts public performances, a school planetarium and a student-run radio station.

The College of San Mateo has an open admissions policy. Anyone with a high school diploma or GED may qualify for enrollment by simply filling out an online application. Certain programs such as Nursing may have additional admissions requirements.

The college awards partial and full-tuition scholarships based on various criteria such as academic merit and cultural or socio-economic background. Outside scholarships are also available, as are federal aid awards like grants and loans. Applicants must first fill out a FAFSA to be considered for federal financial aid.

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CSM Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave College of San Mateo 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

The campus is beautiful. Resources are always available to help the student. However, there's a lot of part time faculty which means they'e not always on campus or required to hold office hours so my teachers are almost never available. Also the aspect of online grades is not really present at the College of San Mateo. None of my teachers use it and it makes it very difficult to know what your grades are and how well you're doing in the class.


CSM Map & Location

College of San Mateo
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402


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Getting Around CSM

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for San Mateo, CA

Winter
Dec
58
40
Jan
58
40
Feb
62
43
Spring
Mar
65
45
Apr
69
46
May
74
50
Summer
Jun
79
54
Jul
82
56
Aug
81
56
Fall
Sep
80
54
Oct
74
50
Nov
65
44

CSM Students

Total Students 15,410

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 25%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 35%
  • Asian: 25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 25%
African American 4%
Caucasian 35%
Asian 25%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 16%
Part-Time 84%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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