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Where is San Marcos?

student walking up stairs at CSUSMCalifornia State University San Marcos is located Northern San Diego County. It is in between the city of San Diego and Orange and Riverside counties. CSU San Marcos is uniquely located on Luiseño land, which is homelands to the Luiseño/Payómkawichum people. Minutes from the area’s best beaches and an hour from both the desert and the mountains; discover the sights near our vibrant campus in the idyllic foothills of San Marcos.

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Explore possibility of CSU San Marcos

Image the Possibilities - Cal State San Marcos - North San Diego County

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Want to check out the college on your own?

Welcome to Cal State San Marcos Self-guided Walking Tour of Campus

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