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CSUSM Receives Nearly 17,000 Applications for Fall 2012

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) received 16,719 undergraduate applications for fall 2012. 6 percent increaseThat is approximately a 6 percent increase over last year when the University received 15,690 applications for fall 2011.Among the 16,719 fall undergraduate applications are 10,006 freshmen and 6,713 upper-division transfer students. Freshmen applications are up 1.4 percent and transfer applications are up 15.4 percent.Systemwide applicationsSystemwide, the California State University received 665,860 undergraduate applications during the priority application period, a 9 percent increase over last year’s fall record application cycle, when the CSU received 611,225 applications.CSUSM record enrollment In fall 2011, CSUSM exceeded the 10,000-mark for student headcount enrollment for the first time.  A record 10,276 students enrolled, up 5.7 percent from 2010.Fall 2012 applicants can expect notification of acceptance by March 2012.All fall applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 2, 2012.   More information is available on CSUSM’s Financial Aid Office website http://www.csusm.edu/admissions/financing/applying.html.About California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.