California State University, Monterey Bay: Narrative Description

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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1994. Setting: 1,500-acre campus with easy access to San Jose. Endowment: $520,445. Research spending 2003-04: $11 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,191 per student. Total enrollment: 3,020. Faculty: 280 (114 full-time, 166 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 3,023 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 2,673 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 80 students, 53% women, 48% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 27% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 29% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 52% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; computer/information sciences; natural resources/environmental science. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,848 full-time, $339 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2947 full-time, $945.50 per term part-time. College room and board: $6900. College room only: $4400.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organization: MECHA. Major annual events: Graduation, On-Campus Admission Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available.

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