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California State University, Monterey Bay has it’s own great vibe, it’s: Outdoorsy, Energetic, Caring, Connected

Living in Monterey Bay

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.

CSUMB students enjoy smaller classes, enthusiastic professors, and a diverse student body from all over the world. And as one of the 23 campuses in the California State University, the largest 4-year public system in the U.S., CSUMB has access to comprehensive academic resources while maintaining a flexible, intimate, small school feel.

What do you like to do?

CSUMB has it all — athletics, camping trips, clubs, concerts, karaoke, plays, speakers, and much more. Or maybe you just want to relax with some friends. Or ride your bike to the beach. It’s all there. It’s up to you. There’s no shortage of options.

The university has more than 80 student clubs and organizations, representing interests from animé to men’s volleyball. Some are cultural, some athletic, some political, some academic, and some purely social. Plus, new clubs form every year — so if you don’t see a group you want to join, you can always start your own!


California State University, Monterey Bay fields 13 NCAA Division II athletics teams including:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Outdoor Recreation is a very popular program that helps students explore all of the adventures the Monterey area has to offer: stand-up paddling, camping, kayaking, and rock-climbing, to name a few.

At the Otter Cycle Center, you can rent, store, or repair your bike. Biking is a great way to get around campus, and it makes trips to the beach a breeze. It can even be your main mode of transportation around town!

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