California State University–San Marcos is a public institution that was founded in 1989. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,727, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 304 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. California State University–San Marcos’s ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 84.
San Marcos is a beautiful city surrounded by green, rolling hills. The population is just over 60,000. The Historical Society and Museum offer visitors a chance to learn about the history of San Marcos, while Jacks Pond and the Wildlife Discovery Center cater to those inclined toward the outdoors. Entertainment includes an 18-hole golf course, public lake, and an 18-theatre cinema.