California State University, San Marcos

California, United States

About California State University, San Marcos

Established in 1968 by the business and civic leaders in North San Diego Country, they aimed at setting an institution of learning, creativity and innovation for the betterment of students of all ages across the globe. The campus started with only 148 students back in 1979 and today it has more than 14,000 students undertaking various academic and curricular courses under the same roof.
In 2010, CSUSM celebrated its 20th anniversary and attained its 23,000th graduate day. Apart from delivering highest level of learning experiences, CSUSM has also achieved the lowest crime rate on the campus. With their efficient University Police Department that operates 24/ 7 it is almost impossible to conduct any type of theft on the campus.

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California is a sunny state with a warm day and a pleasant evening. The winters here are not harsh yet allowing you to unpack your sweaters. It is an ideal temperature to enjoy studying in the mediterrian climate right in America.


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Being California and beach side, the weather is always sunny and humid. But in the evenings, it get pleasant and calls for a long walk either on the beach or the campus. Unlike other American states, California does not have snow but the winters the weather can be quite pleasant for a campus campfire.

Faculty and pedagogy

The staff is divided according to their associations they belong to. HoamiThamracksa heads the Asia Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association. Andres Favela is the director of Educational Opportunity Program and Undergraduate Advising Services at Latino Association of Faculty and Staff. Carlene Smith is the head psychologist for the African American Faculty and Staff association.

Financial aid

Like every other university, CSUSMalso has a special financial aid program that allows students to pursue their education without the burden of finances. The financial aid program has multiple models to help students learn at CSUSM. The program consist of loan and scholarships given at a drastically low rate of interest.

Jobs and placements

As areputed university comes the responsibility to provide the best placements in the state and the nation. Therefore, a prestigious alliance renowned brands and organizations in the state as well as outside gives ample opportunities to students to explore their careers by living in a new city and understanding the functionalities of service sector.


There are some notable alumina’s who have contributed to the world after completing their education from CSUSM.

  • Adriana OcampoUria is the science program manager at NASA.
  • KostaGrammatis is the founder of a human right.
  • Patricia KompasMarkman is the founder and CEO of DayOne response. In the field of athletics, Misty May Tenor is three time gold medal Olympic winner for beach volleyball player from CSUSM.
  • Carmelita Jeter is also a three time gold medal Olympic winner for sprinter from CSUSM.
  • The Steven Spielberg is a CSUSMalumni. Singer Michelle DeYoung is a mezzo soprano.


This is a brilliant institution structured on the values of equality in terms of education, athletics and communities. Their outstanding safety on the campus and student housing along with finance programs helps parents as well as students to plan their stay and education well in advance.The great list of student alumni sets an example for aspiring students across the globe.

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