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Just like otters in the wild, CSUMB Otters support each other.  Apply by March 30.

Poet Laureate Rachelle Escamilla, Ayodele Nzinga and Mahi Shah
Poet Laureate Rachelle Escamilla, Ayodele Nzinga and Mahi Shah

A trio of poet laureates

Readings by three local poets highlight Women's History Month. Read the story

Chrystina Utley
Chrystina Utley

My Life at CSUMB

Chrystina Utley helps pump up the crowd she now feels a part of. Read the Story

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1 mile from the beach
72% of students receive financial aid
27:1 student-to-faculty ratio
53% first-generation students

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Located along the central coast of California, Monterey Bay is a vibrant and dynamic community that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural attractions. With its stunning coastline, rolling hills, and lush forests, this area provides students with a peaceful and relaxing environment that is perfect for study and recreation. Whether you're looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or a dynamic and vibrant community in which to pursue your education and career, Monterey Bay has it all.

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Whether you're interested in the arts, sciences, or humanities, our university has something for everyone.

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Otter Athletics field teams in a variety of sports, including baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, and more.

CSUMB is a top ranked University

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When compared to other colleges, California State University, Monterey Bay not only shines but continues to improve.

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