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CSUSM has CSU System’s Largest Increase in Freshman Applicants

Press Release | By Eric Breier

San Marcos, CA – California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) received a record amount of applications during the priority application period, which concluded Nov. 30. The University also had the highest one- and two-year increase in freshmen applications in the 23-campus California State University system.

For fall 2017, CSUSM received 16,352 applications from prospective first-time freshman, a 7.86 percent increase from fall 2016 and a 21.38 percent increase from fall 2015.

CSUSM also received 8,604 fall 2017 transfer applications, 0.3 percent fewer than fall 2016. However, it is an 8.4 percent increase from fall 2015.

“It’s clear once again that CSUSM has distinguished itself as a first-choice institution,” said CSUSM President Karen Haynes. “Students from our region, California and beyond know that CSUSM is an academic community like no other that will prepare them for success while also offering opportunities for personal growth and leadership.”

Fall 2017 applicants can expect to receive notification of acceptance by the close of January 2017.


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 26-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls over 15,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.