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Cal State University California Monterey Bay

Address: Alumni & Visitors Center, 5108 Fourth Ave, Marina, CA 93933, USA

Description Cal State University California Monterey Bay

  • Location: Monterey Bay, California, USA
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Classes start in January, May and September
  • The students of Cal State University California Monterey Bay : from 17 years old.

California State University Monterey Bay is a state university that is part of the huge California State University. There are several colleges at Cal State University Monterey Bay:

  • Arts
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Exact Sciences
  • University studies and programs
  • Professional research
  • Media art and technology.

Each college offers bachelor's and master's degrees in accordance with academic departments. Also in the university there is an opportunity to obtain professional certification in pedagogy.

The University of Monterey Bay was founded in 1994. Today, it is considered the leader among innovative educational institutions in California, and according to this indicator it occupies the 68th place (according to the version of the US News & World Report for 2015).

The total number of students reaches 6,500 people, and only 5% are foreign citizens.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Cal State University California Monterey Bay

Program name
from 25 000 $ / 2 semesters

The University Transfer Program is designed for 1 academic year (2 semesters) and is intended for foreign students wishing to study in one of the best American universities.

Students of the transfer program attend the same classes as the students of the first year of the bachelor's program, additionally study English and improve academic knowledge in the chosen specialties. The University Transfer Program gives you the opportunity to earn 33 academic credits, which will be taken into account when enrolling for the main university program. After completing the course and getting the required number of credits the successful students can apply for a place immediately on the 2nd course of the chosen bachelor's program - they are offered a choice of 23 specialties:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Cinematography and film production
  • Human Health Sciences
  • Design and communication
  • Computer science
  • Environment protection
  • Earth sciences
  • Course Global Studies
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Management of communications in the social environment
  • Course Integrated Studies
  • Japanese language and culture
  • Kinesiology (movement science)
  • Social studies
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and behavioral aspects
  • Spanish
  • Hospitality Technology and Management in this area
  • World cultures and languages
  • Visual mass art.

The intensity of studies is quite high - up to 30 hours a week, in one classroom there are up to 25 students (for the program students from 17 years and older are admitted).

You can start the program three times a year:

  • Spring course: from 17 January to 20 May and from 5 June to 28 July
  • Summer course: from June 5 to July 28 and from August 21 to December 15
  • Autumn course: from August 21 to December 15 and from January 22 to May 20.


Accommodation, housing and food

All students can be accommodated in comfortable student residences directly on the university campus - recently all the houses were modernized, fresh renovation was carried out. The rooms are mostly double (boys and girls live separately), perfectly equipped and furnished: each student is provided with a bed and a personal workplace, all rooms are equipped with amenities and cable TV, access to the high-speed Wi - Fi is provided. In general, there are living rooms for rest and small functional kitchens, laundries.

The heads of residence Residence Directors (RDs) and his assistants are constantly looking after the children. The whole territory of the campus is guarded around the clock: there is an emergency telephone line number, a police station is located nearby (there are special blue telephone booths for an emergency call), and access to the territory, houses and rooms is possible only by special ID to the cards. Meals are organized according to the boarding system.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, agribusiness, anatomy, animation, anthropology, archeology, art, biology, Business administration, Caring for people, chemistry, Cinema and Television, Cinematography, communications, computer science, English, Environmental science, Filmmaking, Global research, graphic design, Health care, history, Hospitality technology, Hotel management, Interactive design, international Business, international relationships, Japanese, journalism, kinesiology, Liberal sciences, management, Marine research, marketing, Modern media, molecular biology, music, pedagogy, personnel Management, physiotherapy, politics, psychology, rhetoric, social sciencies, social work, Spanish, sports medicine, statistics, Visual arts, Web design,  Creative writing

Equipment Cal State University California Monterey Bay

Campus Cal State University California Monterey Bay is located total in pair hours drive from Los - Angeles, San - Francisco and the famous Silicon Valley. There is everything necessary for studying, sports, creativity and active recreation: the university is proud of huge libraries with a rich fund of various educational and fiction books, electronic sources and periodicals. Recently, new student residences have been built and renovated, school buildings have been modernized, sports halls and centers have been renovated, centers for student initiatives and extracurricular activities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

You can start the program three times a year:

  • Spring course: from 17 January to 20 May and from 5 June to 28 July
  • Summer course: from June 5 to July 28 and from August 21 to December 15
  • Autumn course: from August 21 to December 15 and from January 22 to May 20.

It  is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee 
  • Deposit for tuition 
  • The deposit for accommodation in the residence
  • Residing and catering
  • Compulsory medical insurance and other necessary expenses
  • Round trip tickets
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable in Embassy)
  • Personal pocket expenses.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Students who plan to start their studies at the university must submit a certificate of secondary education from the previous school (with a timetable of grades), as well as an international test certificate IELTS (from 5.0 and above) or TOEFL iBT (55 and above).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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