Ranked #58 (U.S. News & World Report) in Regional Universities (West)
Cal State Monterey Bay is one of 23 campuses in the California State System, the largest 4-year public university System in the U.S.
- More than 80 student clubs and organizations representing a wide range of interests from anime to men's volleyball.
- With more than 1,380 acres (5.2 km2), the campus has everything you'd expect from a great university: state-of-the-art library, new dorms and academic buildings, dining halls to accommodate all lifestyles, comprehensive athletic facilities and a buzzing student center.
- Located at the center of the Golden State coastline, Monterey Bay is just hours from San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Yosemite, and Los Angeles; it is the perfect starting point for exploring the region.
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In addition to English instruction, covering all areas of writing, speaking, and understanding, you will also take the same classes as other Cal State University Monterey Bay students, learn from the same CSUMB faculty, and earn the same amount of college credit over the course of the year (30 credits).
After successfully completing ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay’s first year experience, you will have earned a full year’s worth of credits, putting you on track to earn the 120 credits most schools require to receive a Bachelor’s degree.
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- Like other freshmen, you will live in a residence hall, with other students, directly located within short distance to classes and other amenities right on campus. This is a mandatory part of ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay’s program, and provides you with more opportunity to make friends, socialize, and acclimate to college life in America.
- Live alongside other American and international students, in the same dormitories as other Cal State University Monterey Bay students.
- Your floor will have a resident assistant / RA (also a CSUMB student) who organizes social activities and is there to answer questions. There is also a Resident Director/RD, a professional who is responsible for creating a safe and happy environment for everyone in the building.
- A meal plan is included, and you'll find the various cafes and dining facilities around campus ideal places to socialize and fuel your body as well as your mind.
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