There are countless reasons to attend CSUMB. Here are just a few.

Lowest fees in the CSU

CSUMB has the lowest combined tuition and fee structure of all CSUs. We also offer a wide range of scholarships and other financial aid options. So you can focus more on your studies, and less on paying for your education.

Professor Hongde Hu and a student

A meaningful education

Our Service Learning program has been recognized nationally for its work in helping students examine issues of justice, diversity and social responsibility through service learning. Service Learning is required of all students, helping them become committed to public and community service.

Service learner at Soledad Community Garden on Make A Difference Day

Undergraduate research opportunities

Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center matches undergrad students up with faculty mentors who guide them in original research. This experience makes our students very competitive candidates in graduate school applications and prestigious fellowships.

Aboard a seafloor mapping research vessel

A degree...and a capstone that shows what you can do

Every student completes a capstone project before graduating. This capstone demonstrates the knowledge and skills that you've gained while at CSUMB. It's a chance to show future employers and grad schools everything you're capable of - that you've got a degree and you know how to use it.

Andrew Roberts in a science lab

And we're near the beach

The shores of Monterey Bay are just one mile from campus. The weather is great and the sights are beautiful.

Students on kayak

Hear it from our students

Our students have plenty of their own reasons for choosing CSUMB. Hear what they have to say.