California State University, San Marcos


Founded in 1989, California State University San Marcos is a four-year accredited university with a student body of more than 11,300 students. We offer hands-on, real-world curriculum which encourages creativity in solving 21st century problems. The campus is located on 304 acres in the foothills of San Marcos, California, just a short distance from some of Southern California's best beaches. CSUSM offers 30 baccalaureate degrees and focuses on giving students the tools needed to lead, serve and innovate in their workplace and community. In 2012 CSUSM was recognized as the safest four-year public university in California for the second year in a row.

How much would I save with WUE?

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NOTE: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's most recent annual Tuition and Fees Report (published in December) and do not include fees. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office of the institution where you want to enroll.

This institution does not offer the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Anthropology   BA    
Applied Physics   BS    
Biochemistry   BS    
Biological Sciences   BS    
Biotechnology   BS    
Business Administration and Management, General   BS    
Chemistry   BS    
Communication   BA    
Computer Science   BS    
Criminology and Justice Studies   BA    
Economics   BA    
Environmental Science   BS    
Global Studies   BA    
Health-Related Knowledge and Skills, Other   BA, BS    
History   BA    
Human Development   BA    
Liberal Studies   BA    
Literature and Writing   BA    
Mass Communication/Media Studies   BA    
Mathematics   BS    
Political Science   BA    
Psychology   BA    
Social Sciences   BA    
Sociology   BA    
Spanish   BA    
Undeclared   BA    
Visual and Performing Arts   BA    
Women's Studies   BA    

Enrollment Information

A limited number of Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) awards will be available to first time freshmen enrolling in the fall. Freshmen must meet all CSUSM application requirements and deadlines, and will automatically be considered upon admission to the university. Students may retain their WUE award until completion of a baccalaureate degree, as long as they are continuously enrolled as a full-time student and maintain good academic standing.

Contact Information

Lara Mowery
Admissions Officer/WUE Coordinator
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001



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