About California State University-Stanislaus

Founded in 1957, California State University-Stanislaus. is a Public college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 8,620 full time undergraduate students, and 1,142 full time graduate students.

The California State University-Stanislaus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 307 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California State University-Stanislaus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate74%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CSUSTAN are considered Selective, with ,31% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at California State University-Stanislaus.

California State University-Stanislaus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    85 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    73 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    123 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    126 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    126 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    124 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    124 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    125 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of California State University-Stanislaus?

54 Students rated California State University-Stanislaus

sarah - 07/21/2020

I hated my time at Stan. The area is boring, the school is boring, the sports are boring, the sororities are boring, the boys are boring. Everything sucked honestly.

Rebecca

it is a large campus where upmost safety is ensured. There is not much political activity (protesting) but students are very friendly and wont hesitate to help someone else in need. The teachers I have met so far are ridiculously funny and will help students when asked. with the right choices the food is delicious and healthy.But, parking is a hassle due to the lack of space + tight quarters and students who drive carelessly. I feel that CSU can improve on the parking areas and the security watching over cars.

Monique

Honestly, CSU Stanislaus is a good school. The professors are mostly nice and help when needed. The campus is pretty and extremely safe. The class size on average is about 20-30. The location is not good. It is quite embarrassing to attend a college which most people have not heard of. All of the 'fun' things to do are outside of campus, but even then Turlock is a very boring town. There is a bowling alley and a movie theater, but that's about it. If you don't mind staying home and doing nothing all day, but maybe watch shows then this school and this area is perfect for you. This school would be great for those who don't want to stray to far from Turlock or don't mind staying in the Stanislaus county area since most CSU Stan alumnus stay in or around this area after graduation.

Helen

Best college to attend if doing traditional campus. Its safe with small class size. The Professor are there to help when every needed. I graduated from there in 2006 it save my life. It was a great experience.

California State University-Stanislaus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at California State University-Stanislaus?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California State University-Stanislaus is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The two things I would tell my high school senior self would be: 1. take more AP courses and 2. try not to go crazy freshman year. What most high school seniors don't realize is that they have a great advantage by being able to take AP courses during highschool because it is significanly less expensive than taking courses at a university or college. I myself took 3 AP courses my senior year, but did not even bother to study for the exams because I knew I was already accepted into a university. I didn't see the AP exams as an opportunity to save money and to earn college credit. Also, college obviously offers more freedom than high school and unfortunately for me, I got caught up in the freedom and forgot the real reason I was in college, to get an education and not to party. I can't go back in time and tell myself what I know now, but I can take this wisdom and apply it to future situations.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    We are mostly a commuter school serving the Central Valley.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It is such a friendly and cozy environment. The school is almost like a breath of fresh air :). I enjoy the nature aspect very much. Other school I considered did not feel like home. They felt more like a place to visit, but not necessarily attend. With fountains, ducks, and a calming environment, CSU Stanislaus is just wonderful :)

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is laid back and down to earth should come to my school. They should also like geese's and bicyclists.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    What I like most about CSU Stanislaus is the faculty and staff of the administration. They are every helpful, especially when you have a problem or a conern. The staff goes the extra mile and tries their best to help solve your problem. Moreso, the advisors are very supportive. They build an understanding relationship with the student.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Other than the usual frustrations that most students go through while attending school such as assignment deadlines or financial issues, I would have to say, personally, that the most frustrating thing about CSU-Stanislaus is the duck feces that crowd the campus walkways. Who wants to worry about stepping in duck poo while walking to class? About every weekend the walkways are cleaned, but it doesn't seem to be enough-they should be cleaned during the week as well. Other than that being my biggest pet peeve against the school, I find the university overall as exceptional.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    I AM IN THE NURSING PROGRAM SO WE ARE ALL VERY CLOSE. THERE ARE 30 OF US AND WE SEE EACH OTHER EVERYDAY SO WE ALL KNOW ONE ANOTHER.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I should have saved part of my previous statement for this section. However, I cannot stress enough how much communication and support the faculty has kept with me, both in undrgraduate and graduate education. I am very grateful communication between faculty is encouraged, as it has groomed me to be a better student and communicator.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone looking for a high-excitement environment.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    California State University-Stanislaus is widely known as the most friendly and kind CSU campuses, the faculties are understanding and always available to help. Not only do they have great programs, but they also have an amazing staff, who are dedicated to there students and to make CSUSTAN a wonderfull environment to study and work.

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  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is that it is a very small community. There are not many options in the town of Turlock of fun things to do. Usually if you want to have fun, you have to drive to the town of Modesto and do something there which it still is not that great.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known the different career options that were available for me. I wish that there would have been more career fairs and perhaps a career center to help me find a job after I received my B.A. It would have been nice to have previous successful Stan State students come and explain their road and how they got there. Having more internships available would have been helpful, a more hands on environment to really decide what you want to focus on in school.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Greeks, hipsters, adults...

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    This school it AWESOME!! It is a small school and you are able to get in touch with a lot of the things it has to offer. There may not be very many club options but with the clubs we do have we are able to see what they do and know a lot about them. Our school also has amazing dalily and weekly programs and activities to get the students envolved. They give out tons of free stuff and they promote school pride. Turlock isn't much of a college town but its nice because we have lots of schools near by. You can get Starbucks, burgers, pizza, ice cream, frozen yogurt, Wing Stop, ect in walking distance.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    In every class I've had since my freshman year my professor has known my name. Class rooms have no more than thirty students which helps create I personal relationship with the instructor and fellow students. My favorite class has been my human anatomy class. It was probably the toughest class i have taken but my professor spent many out of class hours to help me understand the material. I really learned a lot about my study habits that semester. You can see our students studying everywhere on campus. They will be in the library, Warrior Grill, Carol Bruke Lounge, the grass, main dining, or student union. A lot of colleges also offer internships which makes finding a job after college more excessable.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The University Student Union Program Board, ASI Warrior Squad, and ASI Warrior Fanatics have the most impact on this campus. They plan events like Homecoming, Warrior Day, Lecture Serious, Social Awareness events, the Drag Show, pep rallies, and so on. I have been involved with both these groups since my freshman year and if it wasn't for them my college experience would not be as great as it is. I event met my current roommate there and we have been great friends and roommates ever since. Sororities and Frats play a big part on campus. Many students who want to be involved are in orgs. They put on many events and you can always see them at school functions like sports games or daily activities. Our school offerens trips on the weekends at a discounted price. This is great for the students who dont like to part or are not familiar with the area.

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Student Body

Students

65%

female

35%

male

8,620

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,142

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

90

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

9

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

7%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
51%
% White or Caucasian
23%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

89% of students attending California State University-Stanislaus receive some sort of financial aid. 61% were awarded federal grants. While 31% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,888

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$9,482

Room and Board

28,870

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$3,930
$30 - $48K
$4,879
$48 - $75K
$8,826
$75 - $110K
$13,540
$110K & UP
$15,377

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