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Betsaida Rodriguez pursues her dream of teaching multi-cultural students. Read the Story

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Melanie Alvarado is learning from the best at Pebble Beach. Read the Story

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1 mile from the beach
72% of students receive financial aid
27:1 student-to-faculty ratio
53% first-generation students

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Located along the central coast of California, Monterey Bay is a vibrant and dynamic community that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural attractions. With its stunning coastline, rolling hills, and lush forests, this area provides students with a peaceful and relaxing environment that is perfect for study and recreation. Whether you're looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or a dynamic and vibrant community in which to pursue your education and career, Monterey Bay has it all.

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Otter Athletics field teams in a variety of sports, including baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, and more.

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When compared to other colleges, California State University, Monterey Bay not only shines but continues to improve.

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