California State University-San Marcos Reviews

4.15 out of 5 stars
(15 Reviews)
  • San Marcos (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,593
85% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 15 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Hannah Hawker - 1/28/2017
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2016
"My experience at CSUSM was one of a kind. If you're looking for a mid-size school that has it all, look no further. CSUSM is seriously and genuinely like no other university. The environment is friendly and welcoming as soon as you take your first step onto campus, all the way until you take your last step as a student. CSUSM fosters innovation, growth, a diverse and loving safe space, and has so much to offer. The location is wonderful as well. Situated on a hill side, a little gem, it's near the beach, not to far from downtown San Diego, and surrounded by wonderful shopping centers as well as places to dine out. The staff and faculty are truly supportive of student growth and the opportunity to get involved on and off campus is honestly endless. I felt so empowered throughout my time at CSUSM and I cannot stress enough how phenomenal the whole package is. Once a cougar, always a cougar. CSUSM will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Valerie Escalante - 12/31/2016
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015
"I enjoyed my experience of acquiring a Human Development degree with an emphasis in counseling. The core courses gave me the knowledge needed to pursue further education, however the non core courses were most valuable in my opinion. Although, I did complete research on choosing my non core courses, I had little knowledge of the impact they would have on my thought processes in my daily life, as well as my career. The non core courses are geared toward broadening worldly life experience, which is profoundly necessary to sustain a career. Greatly appreciative."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Degreecouger - 11/9/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014
"A decent college for writing. If your interested major has something to do with entertainment (video games, television, movies, etc.) this is not the college for you."
2.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2011
"A former commuter school that has grown a fantastic on-campus presence and community. There are some fantastic professors an departments that I was lucky to be taught by, and work with."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Liberal studies grad 2010 - 5/29/2015
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2010
"The courses I needed were laid out for me. I had a nice selection of courses to meet grad requirements. Flexible times for courses"