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California State University of Monterey

100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA
(831) 582-3000

Campus Facts at a Glance

Cal State Monterey Bay provides more than 5,700 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our diverse student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 23 undergraduate and seven graduate majors.

Founded in 1994 on the former site of Fort Ord by educators and community leaders, Cal State Monterey Bay faculty and staff build on that legacy as we explore innovative ways to meet the needs of a new generation of students while simultaneously powering the Monterey County economy.

While we serve students from the entire state of California, 37 percent of our undergraduates come from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. We pride ourselves on making higher education accessible to traditionally underserved and low-income populations. Seventy-two percent of our students receive some form of financial aid . Fifty-seven percent of our students are among the first generation of their family to go to college. And with 50 percent of our students living on campus, we are one of the most residential universities in the CSU.

Other facts at a glance

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Three biggest majors


Student Demographics

Total enrollment: 5,732


Female: 62%
Male: 38%


White: 39%
Latino: 34%
Asian American: 6%
African American: 7%
Pacific Islander: 1%
Native American: 1%
Two or more: 7%
Other/decline to state: 5%

External Support to the University fiscal year:

$4.27M University Development
$12M University Sponsored Programs

$16.27M Total External Support

Looking for more facts and figures?

Get clear, accessible, and comparable information on the undergraduate student experience by visiting the College Portrait website.

Public Good
CSUMB makes important societal contributions to California, and makes this data available to demonstrate our accountability to individual students, parents, and the public-at-large.

You can find in-depth data about Cal State Monterey Bay on the Institutional Assessment & Research website and CSU Analytic Studies website.

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Welcome to the Office of Admissions!

There has never been a more exciting time to be a Cal State Monterey Bay student. Our campus community continues to grow every year as we expand our academic programs, residential community, and vision for the future. Our students choose Cal State Monterey Bay because we are a vision driven community where we will live and learn.

Even with a record number of applications submitted each year, Cal State Monterey Bay remains accessible to all students. We offer campus based and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as our outstanding Teacher Credentialing programs.

Our application process is straight forward. Apply by visiting and we'll contact you with your login information and instructions to use your My.CSUMB applicant dashboard. Your My.CSUMB dashboard includes a list of all documents, test scores, etc. required to complete your application.

Everything you need to know is available on our Admissions website. Call, email, or drop by the Office of Admissions - our expert staff is here to help!


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