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California State University, Monterey Bay

California, USA

Doing what matters!

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a public university in the 23-campus California State University system, located in Marina and Seaside, in Monterey County, California. It is on the site of the former U.S. Army base Fort Ord in the northern Central Coast of California region and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Leading Campus In the CSU System

CSU Monterey Bay’s campus is located just one mile away from one of the most beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean on the entire West Coast!

On the Forefront of Learning

CSU Monterey invests in the future of learning as often as possible by employing new, experimental technologies as catalysts for better learning.


CSU Monterey Bay is committed to diversity in all senses of the word, committing to multilingual, multicultural, and gender-equitable learning.

Quick Facts

California State University, Monterey Bay provides over 8,000 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our diverse student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 25 undergraduate and seven graduate majors.


Undergraduate / Graduate & Professional


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School Type
Tuition & Fees
7,623 per semester
Test Score
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
49% / 2.45

Programs and Majors

    Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Cinematic Arts & Technology
  • Global Studies
  • Human Communication
  • Japanese Language & Culture
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures
  • Visual & Public Art
  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems
  • Management & International Business
  • Marketing
  • Liberal Studies
  • Human Development and Family Studies
    Health Sciences and Human Services
  • Collaborative Health & Human Services
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing: RN-BSN
  • Nursing: ADN-BSN
  • Communication Design
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science (Online)
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science, Technology & Policy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Business Administration, MBA (Online)
  • Elementary Education, MA
  • Secondary Education, MA
  • Special Education, MAE
  • Curriculum & Instruction, MA
  • Education Administration, MEd
    Health Sciences and Human Services
  • Social Work, MSW
  • Physician Assistants, MSPA
  • Instructional Science and Technology, MS
  • Environmental Science, MS
  • Marine Science, MS