California State University, Monterey Bay is a thriving residential campus with 7500 students. Located in the center of the California coastline, Monterey is an ideal spot for travel enthusiasts. Close to stunning beaches, redwood forests, and mountain ranges, CSUMB is perfectly situated for learning and leisure. It’s the perfect starting point for weekend trips to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and Yosemite National Park.
CSUMB is a comprehensive university offering 24 bachelor’s degrees, 6 master’s degrees, and multiple certificate and credential programs. Classes average just 20-30 students and are taught by internationally distinguished professors.
Around half of all students live on campus, creating a vibrant, safe, and close-knit community. International students who apply by priority deadlines are guaranteed on-campus housing, eliminating the hassle of securing your own accommodation. Plus, there are 80+ student organizations and 13 athletic teams to get involved with, ensuring opportunities to make friends upon arrival.
CSUMB is part of the California State University, the largest 4-year public university in the U.S., in an ideal location and offers a wide array of programs as well as guaranteed on-campus housing.
Autumn: August – December
Spring: January – May
||Approximate Costs per Semester
|Expenses including housing, books, meals
||Free bus rides in Monterey County
(also can rent bikes or cars)
On-campus housing is guaranteed! No housing assistance will be provided to students that choose to live in off-campus accommodation.
12-17 units per semester (3-5 classes) at level 3 and 4.