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CSUSM Receives Record Number of Applications for Fall 2018

Press Release | By Eric Breier

California State University San Marcos received a record amount of applications during the priority application period, which concluded Nov. 30.

For fall 2018, CSUSM received 17,369 applications from prospective first-time freshman, a 6 percent increase from fall 2017.

CSUSM also received 8,927 fall 2018 transfer applications through Nov. 30, a 4 percent increase from fall 2017.

“CSUSM has once again distinguished itself as a first-choice institution,” said CSUSM President Karen Haynes. “Students from our region 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 2018 applicants can expect to receive notification of acceptance by the close of January 2018.

System wide, the CSU received 916,235 applications from first-time freshman, transfer students and graduate students during the 2018 priority application period, an 8.4 percent increase from the previous year.


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 28-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 nearly 17,000 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.