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College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo


Address: 1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94402, USA


School Details

Key Facts

Students experience a vibrant campus life to complement classroom learning that includes leadership development, student government, more than 20 student clubs and a variety of educational and cultural activities. College of San Mateo is proud of its championship intercollegiate athletic teams which compete at the highest community college level. To ensure student success, CSM offers a comprehensive selection of academic support services. Resources include scholarships, counseling, transfer services, tutoring, health services and child care, among many others.

Rankings & Accreditation

College of San Mateo is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Student Population

  • Total: 12,000
  • International: 120

Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate: TOEFL iBT 56 or IELTS 5.5
  • ESL: Yes (FLS, The Language Company)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees: $6,360
  • Living Expenses: $11,000
  • Others (Health Insurance, Books and Supplies, Local Public Transportation & Miscellaneous): $2,700
  • Total Cost (on I-20): $20,060
  • Fees stated above are for undergraduate programs.

Scholarship & Financial Aid

  • Yes


College of San Mateo is located at the northern corridor of Silicon Valley and situated on a beautiful 153-acre site in the San Mateo hills that provides a panoramic view of San Francisco Bay. 

Since 1922, College of San Mateo has been a gateway to higher education leading to university transfer, career preparation and advancement, and professional and personal development. The College currently serves approximately 11,000 day, evening and weekend students. CSM students reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and have a range of educational goals. To best serve our students, the curriculum offers a wealth of programs that include traditional, semester-length and short courses in addition to distance learning options.

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