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California State University-San Marcos
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333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096
(760) 750-4000

About the college

The California State University in San Marcos is one of kind university with high end technology and close knit education. There are three colleges and one school of nursing located within this university. The faculty is of the highest caliber with 100 percent of them graduating with Ph.D.’s or the highest level of completion with their preferred field of study.


San Marcos is a city rich in beauty and amazing views. The campus at San Marcos is set upon 304 acres of scenic beauty. It is located in the foothills above the city with convenient access to the Mexican border and the Pacific Ocean. The campus also boasts some of the best in the areas of technology and student equipment. High speed Wi-fi spots can be found in various locations around the campus and the classrooms have high tech equipment for both teaching and learning. Student life on the campus makes students into Cougars and they can enjoy over 80 activities, organizations and clubs.


The three colleges offered at San Marcos are arts and sciences, business administration and education. A school of nursing is also available. San Marcos has a variety of courses that students can take that will take them on an educational journey through their chosen field of study. Some studies include economics, history, kinesiology, linguistics, philosophy and women’s studies. The list includes more fields of study and can be accessed online or through a visit to the campus.

San Marcos also offers its students centers and institutes that build ties with the community, government and industries. These centers can include programs that focus on studying books in Spanish for the community, contributing and training in an office dedicated to biomedical research and other such programs. Let San Marcos be a part of your academic future and success today.

College Type: 4-year, Public

Offering: Bachelor's degree, Master's degree

Campus Setting: City, Small

Campus Housing Available: Yes

Student Population: 9159, 89% undergraduates

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