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Cal State Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center
(831) 582-3000

Cal State Monterey Bay provides more than 5,600 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 23 undergraduate and eight graduate majors.

Founded in 1995 on the former site of Fort Ord by educators and community leaders, Cal State Monterey Bay faculty and staff build on that legacy as we explore innovative ways to meet the needs of a new generation of students while simultaneously powering the Monterey County economy.

We serve students from the entire state of California, with 35 percent of our undergraduate students come from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. We pride ourselves on making higher education accessible to traditionally underserved and low-income populations. Seventy-two percent of our students receive some form of financial aid . Fifty-two percent of our students are among the first generation of their family to go to college . And with 52 percent of our students living on campus, we are one of the most residential universities in the CSU.

Other facts at a glance

We offer

Three biggest majors


Student Demographics

Total enrollment: 5,609


Female: 63%
Male: 37%


White: 42%
Latino: 33%
Asian American: 5%
African American: 6%
Pacific Islander: 1%
Native American: 1%
Two or more: 7%
Other/decline to state: 6%


To give you an edge in the 21st-century workplace, most of our degree programs integrate several traditional fields of study to give you a wide range of knowledge that employers really value.

Many programs also incorporate concentrations that allow you to focus your studies in specific areas.

The names of our majors

Some of our majors have straightforward names – like Biology. Others are a little more unusual – like Cinematic Arts & Technology (the study of film, video and new media). To help you match up your interests with our programs, we recommend using the search box below. Just enter what you want to study, and we'll show you which major (or majors) cover that.


Graduate Degrees



Fall 2013

Freshmen and Transfers : No longer accepting applications for Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Graduate applicants click here

Fall 2013 International applicants click here

Spring 2014

Application Filing period for Spring 2014

Transfer Applicants Only : August 1 - August 31

Please click on Apply to CSUMB for more details.

EMBA/MBA for Spring 2013 and Fall 2013: – Applications will remain open on a continuous basis. Details regarding the Master in Business Administration and the Executive MBA applications can be viewed here:

All questions may be directed to the Office of Admissions at or by calling 831-582-3738.

Student Services


Offices & services

Places to go, things to do


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