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Why Choose CSUMB?

One Mile from the Pacific Ocean

What does our proximity to the ocean mean for you? Well, besides the typical beach days, seaside study sessions, and sunset bonfires; we are also just minutes away from redwood forests, tide pools, and the Fort Ord National Monument!

Unique Academic Programs

These are just a few of our unique acadmic offerings, which will help you stand out upon graduation: Collaborative Health & Human Services, Humanities & Communication, Human Development & Family Studies, Sustainable Hospitality Management.

Intimate Classroom Settings

Our campus features a 25:1 student-to-faculty ratio, which means more quality one-on-one time for students with their instructors.


CSUMB has been named a top-10 public university in the West by U.S. News. We want to make sure you receive a top-notch education that is also affordable.

Diverse & Multicultural Campus

We have a commitment to create a community of diverse learners and scholars. This is evident through our Otter Cross Cultural Center and their cultural resources.

Bustling Student Life

There is always something going on around campus to help nurture your experience here at CSUMB. We have so many unique clubs, organizations, and programs for you to get involved with to enhance your college experience.

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