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Campus & Student Life at California State University - Monterey Bay

Home to about 6,509 undergraduates in 2020, CSUMB is a public university located in Seaside, California. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, CSUMB offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by CSUMB can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our CSUMB Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

CSUMB Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at CSUMB. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit CSUMB Disability Services.

CSUMB for the Military

While not a "service academy", CSUMB does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our CSUMB for Veterans Guide.

CSUMB offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, CSUMB does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Monterey Bay

CSUMB offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Monterey Bay

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at California State University - Monterey Bay

There were 6,509 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 5,703 (87.6%). Part-time attendance was 806 (12.4%).


California State University - Monterey Bay is Ranked #1,322 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, CSUMB is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank CSUMB #1322 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at California State University - Monterey Bay

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at CSUMB by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the CSUMB Diversity Guide.

California State University - Monterey Bay Competes in the NCAA

CSUMB has a total of 257 student athletes, 113 men and 144 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,728,838
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,727,669

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to California State University - Monterey Bay Athletics

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