California State University San Marcos or CSUSM or Cal State San Marcos is one of the campuses of the California State University (CSU) system. It was founded in 1989 as the 20th CSU campus. The university has three colleges:
The school is a typical commuter campus. It is often referred to as the California State University Stair Master (CSUSM) because of its hilltop location. Cal State San Marcos won first place in the nationwide RecycleMania contest held in 2008.
The school newspaper is called The Pride. The original mascot of the campus was the Tukwut, but later it was changed to the Cougars. The school's athletics department has ten teams. The Cougar athletic teams compete as independents in Region II of the NAIA.
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