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California State University Monterey Bay

California State University Monterey Bay was founded in 1994. It is a public research university Monterey County, California. University is part of the California state University System. The university is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

University History

In 1994 California State University Monterey Bay was founded.  It started with 654 students. The founding president of the university was Peter Plympton Smith. In the California State University System, the university was the 22nd campus. The university offers 23 bachelor's degrees, 7 master's degrees, and teaching credentials.  The university works on the semester system. The current president of the university is Eduardo M. Ochoa, who was appointed in May 2012. California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is partnered with Hartnell College and developed CS-in-3, a three-year computer science program funded in part by grants from the Foundation established by Matsui Nursery. 

University Programs, Courses and Schools

California State University Monterey Bay has 6 schools and colleges located on its campus. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 6 schools and colleges of the California State University Monterey Bay are;

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Extended Education and International Programs
  • College of Health Sciences and Human Services
  • College of Science

University Achievements

California State University Monterey Bay is a well-known university in the USA. Times Higher Education and Forbes has ranked it among the top 400 regional universities. The university is ranked No. 25 spot overall among Regional Universities (West) in the list of U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings.

University USP

California State University Monterey Bay is known for its work in helping students examine issues of justice, diversity and social responsibility through service learning.  It is famous for its academic excellence and contributions to the public good.

University Notable Alumni

California State University Monterey Bay’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. Some of the alumni members of California State University Monterey Bay are-

  • Stefanie Corgel
  • Israel Nery
  • Karen Purdy
  • Tammy Weber
  • Greg Gonzalez
  • Davion Berry

University infrastructure & services

Campus

California State University Monterey Bay residential campus provides 7,500 students an opportunity to learn. It is just one mile away from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. The university has diverse student body and everybody receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing their degrees in 25 undergraduate and nine graduate major programs. The university serves students from the whole state of California, 38 percent of undergraduate students come from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. Seventy-two percent of the students receive some form of financial aid every year. Fifty-three percent of the students are among the first generation of their family to go to college. 52 percent of the entire population of students is living on campus. The California State University Monterey Bay is one of the most residential universities in the California State University System. Monterey Bay is on the central coast of California, just two hours away from south of San Francisco. The university campus is near to pristine beaches, redwood forests, tidepools, and the Fort Ord National Monument.  

Libraries-

The Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library at California State University Monterey Bay is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at California State University Monterey Bay. The library has a vast collection of books, e-journals and e-books etc. University libraries are focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs.                                                                                                                                            

Housing services-

On-campus- California State University Monterey Bay offers residential communities, where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. Students have an option to reside in the residential suites, the residence halls, and selected apartments. In the university’s main campus there are eight residence halls- Willet, Cypress, Manzanita, Asilomar, Yarrow, Avocet, Tortuga, and Sanderling Halls. All of them cover the main quad on campus. Pinnacles and Vineyard Suites as well as Strawberry Apartments cover the North Quad on the north end of campus. In fall of 2015, the university opened three new residence halls, called Promontory, which offer apartment size dormitories. The California State University Monterey Bay’s residential halls and apartments offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The university’s residence halls are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, and availability. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in university’s residence halls are-

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum
  • 24-hour security and on-call housing staff

Off-campus- California State University Monterey Bay assists students in finding off-campus housing near the university's campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff at nearby universities.

Medical services-

California State University Monterey Bay provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

California State University Monterey Bay offers more than 50 students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs at California State University Monterey Bay are-

  • Equestrian Club
  • Fitness and Weightlifting Club
  • Hospitality Club
  • International Club 
  • Intramural Sports
  • Mathematics Statistics & Computing Club
  • Men's Rugby Club
  • Men's Volleyball Club 
  • Pre-Veterinary Club
  • Rotaract Club

University location

5108 Fourth Avenue, Marina, CA 93933

Top Landmarks-

  • World Theater
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Marina State Beach
  • Bella Monterey Bay
  • Carrera Sailing
  • Bamboo Reef Scuba Diving Centers
  • Fort Ord Dunes State Park
  • Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

California State University Monterey Bay offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Agricultural Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Cinematic Arts and Technology
  • Collaborative Health and Human Services
  • Communication Design
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science, Tech, and Policy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic and Gender Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Human Development and Family Science
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Kinesiology
  • Liberal Studies
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

Student Support-

 The International Student and Scholar Services office at California State University Monterey Bay provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • Immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • Serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • Provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Only people who are enrolled full time in classes or are obtaining a degree are considered to be students for visa purposes. Individuals will probably have one of two types of non-immigrant status:

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program has multiple categories in which foreign nationals may come to the United States to engage in research collaboration, instruction, and lecturing. CSUMB offers three categories of Exchange Visitors: Professor, Research Scholar, and Short-Term Scholar.

  • Professor: A foreign national whose primary purpose is teaching, lecturing, observing, or consulting at post-secondary accredited academic institutions, museums, libraries, or similar types of institutions. A professor also may conduct research where authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Research Scholar: A foreign national whose primary purpose is conducting research, observing, or consulting in connection with a research project at research institutions, corporate research facilities, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. A research scholar also may teach or lecture where authorized by the sponsor. (Minimum: 3 weeks; Maximum: 5 Years)
  • Short-Term Scholar: A foreign national who is a professor, research scholar, or person with similar education or accomplishments who enters the United States for a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills at research institutions, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, or similar types of institutions. (Minimum: N/A; Maximum: 6 Month)

After you have been accepted to study at CSUMB, you will receive a Form I-20 document in your admission package with your official admission letter and can begin the student visa application process.

How to apply for your F-1 visa-

  • Verify your information – Form I-20
  • Passport must match your name and date of birth (DOB)
  • Program dates match the length of the program you've selected
  • Immediately contact CSUMB if any of your information is incorrect
  • Complete the online visa application – Form DS-160
  • Complete the online visa application
  • Print the application form confirmation page to bring to your interview
  • Photo – You will upload your photo while completing the online Form DS-160. Your photo must meet photograph requirements
  • Schedule an interview - at the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at any U.S. embassy or consulate, but it may be difficult to qualify for a visa outside of your permanent residence. Wait times for interview appointments vary by location, season, and visa category. Apply for your visa as early as possible.
  • Pay the I-901 SEVIS fee before going to the U.S. embassy or consulate for your visa interview. The fee must be paid online.
  • Gather required documentation
  • Passport
  • Form I-20
  • Non-immigrant visa application
  • Form DS-160 confirmation page
  • I-901 SEVIS fee payment receipt
  • Attend your visa interview – be sure to take your required documents (and all documents your local U.S. consulate requires) to your visa interview.

Canadian citizens do NOT need to go to the U.S. consulate to obtain a visa to enter the U.S.

International Student Contact-

International Admissions office: [email protected]

Phone: +1 (831) 582-3516

Student society-

California State University Monterey Bay’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the California State University Monterey Bay put on some of the most highly anticipated campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. California State University Monterey Bay has over 60+ student organizations, so there is something for each student.

Sports and fitness-

California State University Monterey Bay provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. The university offers; Lambright sports & wellness center, intramural sport, aquatics, club sports, bowling alley, fitness rooms, aerobics rooms etc.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the California State University Monterey Bay is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need.

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the California State University Monterey Bay can easily accommodate a huge population of students. The residence halls include Willet, Cypress, Manzanita, Asilomar, Yarrow, Avocet, Tortuga, and Sanderling Halls. All of them cover the main quad on campus. Pinnacles and Vineyard Suites as well as Strawberry Apartments cover the North Quad on the north end of campus. The on-campus housing offers Residential Based Learning Communities on designated floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area.

Food & drink-

California State University Monterey Bay provides a dining hall in the heart of campus.  Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. Dining plan offers different dining options which includes special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available on-campus which provides a huge variety to students.

Short term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the California State University Monterey Bay to have fun like-

  • World Theater
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Marina State Beach
  • Bella Monterey Bay
  • Carrera Sailing
  • Bamboo Reef Scuba Diving Centers
  • Fort Ord Dunes State Park
  • Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part time jobs

The Catalyst Center at California State University Monterey Bay provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience which enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

California State University Monterey Bay keeps safety at priority. The University's Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Famous courses

The famous courses at California State University Monterey Bay are-

  • Agricultural Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Cinematic Arts and Technology
  • Collaborative Health and Human Services
  • Communication Design
  • Computer Science

Campus recruitment

Process-

The Career Planning and Placement Office at California State University Monterey Bay has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events to provide jobs to students.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations

California State University Monterey Bay Programs

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Standard Test

California State University Monterey Bay Application Requirements

2.4
GPA
27
IB
60
Percentage
49%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in California State University Monterey Bay in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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California State University Monterey Bay Cost of studies

Fees

 

University Transfer Program: $24,990

Undergraduate: $ 26,700

Graduate: $15,600 (at 9 units/semester)

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

California State University Monterey Bay Deadlines

Undergraduate

Fall/Summer- 1st April

Spring- 1st October

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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