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CSUSM is home to a vibrant community of students, faculty and staff, a place you’ll find endless opportunities. Learn more about why it’s the right choice for you!
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Welcome to CSUSM, where your path to an inspiring future begins. Our caring faculty and diverse programs will prepare you for lifelong success.

Our community and success

CSUSM is dedicated to student success, innovation and community engagement. Explore the endless possibilities at CSUSM, where your academic aspirations will help you achieve your goals and dreams!

Important Dates for Fall 2024 Admission

October 1 - January 31, 2024 - Application Filing Period (Extended to June 15 for some applicants)

December - Admission Notifications Begin

February 15 - Initial Transcript & Test Scores Deadline (Extended deadlines for late applicants)

May 1 - Intent to Enroll Deadline (Extended to June 15)

July 15 - Official Transcripts Deadline

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Social Mobility

Among nation's best, according to CollegeNET's index

Diverse Campus

Consecutive years receiving Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

Extraordinary Experience

National ranking in student experience, according to Wall Street Journal and College Pulse

Bachelor's Degrees

We have academic options for all interests

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Majors & Programs
We offer 43 bachelor's degree programs, 38 minors, 23 master's programs, 11 credential programs and a joint doctoral program with UC San Diego.

You'll take enriching courses taught by faculty who are experts in their fields. Our faculty and staff provide you with hands-on, real-world experiences and research opportunities that prepare you for the future of your dreams.

Education You Can Afford

At CSUSM, we prioritize accessible and affordable education. Whether it's scholarships, grants or connecting students to federal financial aid, CSUSM has the resources to help eligible students and their families pay for college. Learn more about how CSUSM will be one of the best investments you'll ever make.

Cost of Attendance Financial Aid

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Why Choose CSUSM?
We offer an unparalleled Southern California experience, from sun-soaked beaches a 15-minute drive away to exploring the nearby mountains. You'll receive a first-class, affordable education that prepares you for the future while also enjoying a wealth of cultural and entertainment activities.