San Marcos is a small, friendly and safe community in beautiful north San Diego County. San Marcos is about 37 miles (60 km) north of downtown San Diego and 100 miles (160 km) south of downtown Los Angeles. The campus is close to Southern California beaches, mountains, and deserts, where you can swim, surf, hike, bicycle, golf, and ski. The San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego, and Sea World are about a 40-minute drive from San Marcos; Disneyland is a one-hour drive; and Hollywood is a 120-minute drive.
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CSUSM has more than 100 student organizations for you to be involved in. With focuses on the arts, computing, various faucets of business, competitive sports and specific interests such as videogames, cars and rock-climbing, you’ll find your fit on campus.
CSUSM hosts a number of student events throughout the year. See what’s happening on campus.