333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Who we are:

Founded in 1989, California State University San Marcos is a new kind of university - technologically sophisticated, fully engaged in the community and pushing the boundaries of innovation. Our hands-on, real-world curriculum and applied research fuels the creativity that yields ideas to solve critical 21st century problems.

Today more than 11,000 students attend our 304-acre, state-of-the-art main campus, which is nestled in the foothills of San Marcos, California (northern San Diego County), just a short distance from some of Southern California's best beaches and an hour from the U.S.- Mexico border. CSUSM is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is the 20th campus established in the 23-campus CSU system.


The campus has more than one million square feet of facilities, all of which have been constructed since 1990. In January 2014 the University Student Union opened featuring student lounges, an expansive ballroom, an outdoor amphitheater, student centers and food services.

In 2014 CSUSM looks forward to the opening of its new Student Health and Counseling Services Building and the relocation of the School of Nursing on campus to its new 11,000-sq.-ft. renovated space in University Hall.

CSUSM has over 150 teaching and research labs including biomechanics, behavioral neuroscience, cosmochemistry, ethnobotany and nursing simulation.

Kellogg Library houses 294,000 volumes, 153,800 e-books and e-journals, and 12,900 sound, video and film clips, as well as several industry-grade video and music recording studios.

Art venues include a performance hall, black-box theatre, art gallery and nearly 20 art studios and digital media labs.

Recreation and athletic facilities include Mangrum Track & Field, two multipurpose fields, and baseball and softball fields, as well as The Clarke field house, which houses the student fitness center and gymnasium. In 2016 a new arena for athletics and recreational uses will open.

Branch Campus in Temecula:

Located in Southern California in the City of Temecula along one of its busiest corridors, Margarita Rd., Cal State San Marcos at Temecula provides residents of Southwest Riverside County access to the only public higher education institution beyond community college. Students are offered relevant upper division bachelor's and master's level degrees, as well as professional development certificates and personal enrichment programs from which to choose at the Temecula Campus.

Our convenient location, flexible scheduling, and affordable fees - coupled with academic advising, computing facilities, library resources, and outstanding faculty - ensure your learning success.

Address: 43890 Margarita Road Temecula, CA 92592