california-state-university-san-marcos-sThe California State University (CSU) was established in 1862 and is a public university system in the state of California which can offer programmes and grant degrees of bachelor, master’s and doctoral. It is the largest and most diverse institution of higher education in the United States, because it has 23 campuses, more than 400,000 students, over 44,000 staff, often known as “the world’s first university.” As one of California State University campuses, California State University (San Marcos) campus was founded in 1989 and is located in the north of San Diego, covering 304 acres. Currently offers 19 undergraduate and 9 doctoral and master’s degree programmes. It has about 10,000 students, especially in the most popular subject – business administration. In its 20 years of school history, has produced more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and made outstanding contributions to local and U.S. economy and social prosperity. California State University (San Marcos) has been ranking one of the nation’s best universities each year by “U.S. News And World Report”.

CSU as a traditional prestigious university, its offered courses and granted degrees are accredited by one of the United States six regional accreditation associations – the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. CSU is also one of the U.S. colleges and universities recommended by the authority of Chinese Ministry of Education for its rigorous teaching. Professors not only focus on theory teaching, but also on practical guidance; graduates and interns from CSU are welcomed not only in California but also in the United States and in the world.

Faculties and Subjects

  1. Literature and the Arts – art, media, literature, music, philosophy, performing arts;
  2. Business School – accounting, economics and statistics, finance and law, information systems, management, city marketing;
  3. Education – application and development of education, curriculum and instruction, special education and counselling service;
  4. College of Engineering and Computer Science and Technology – civil engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering technology;
  5. School of Health and Human Services Children and Family Services research – criminology and criminal science, health science, kinesiology and nutrition, nursing, social services;
  6. Natural and Social Sciences – anthropology, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geography and urban studies, geology, history, mathematics, physics and astronomy, psychology, sociology.


All costs about US$ 24,000 / year

Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate: high school graduate or above, TOEFL 550 (TOEFL iBT 80) or above. Must provide ACT or SAT results (high school graduates do not meet the requirements, can get through the English + undergraduate dual admission by our Cente).
  • Graduate: related bachelor’s degree, TOEFL 550 above, must provide GRE or GMAT results.