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
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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.


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

Jose - 05/16/2023

It is good school for those who are not outgoing its in a quiet place and not much happens. Off campus living is great there are cheap apartments one can room in. Class sizes are usually small they are not too big. Professors have regular office hours and are reachable, so teacher to student communication is great. Campus is not super big buildings are relatively close so getting to classes is not that hard. Overall if a student is looking for the movie version of college experience might not be for you. It is a chill environment and I quite enjoyed my experience there.

Jesus - 09/29/2022

Overall my general opinion about the University of Stanislaus is it provides an abundant of resources to make students feel confident in accomplishing their goals in this school. Regardless of ethnicity, every person can ask for help; you just need the confidence to apply yourself in talking with others. There is a general saying in this school, "We have an abundant of resources in this school, but we generally wont come to you unless you come willingly on your own accord". On top of becoming well diverse in campus clubs such as the Warrior Cultural Club, Male Success Initiative, and Recreational Sports, theres resources that can help students understand a lecture from their lecture simpler. The University of Stanislaus also provides resources such as Learning Commons or the Writing center to provide feedback from graduate students majoring in English for essays, and Math majors for helping out frustrating math problems. The faculty and Staff on campus are reliable, and the counselors do everything in their current power for providing students with resources with mental problems, course work recommendation, and even internships when graduating out of college. Being a first year in this school, there is not much I can give out further in debt about the school, but with these important resources I could say I am well informed about the useful resources that is provided when attending in this college.

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.

Beatriz - 05/18/2020

Overall Stanislaus state is a pretty calm and small school located in Stanislaus county, Turlock California. Most students commute an hour or more to Stanislaus state. No partying or crazy drama revolves around the campus. Teachers welcome and acknowledge many students commute for further education. Stanislaus state is also probably one of the most visited schools because of its beautiful insights of water falls, ponds, and ducks around the campus. Lastly, Stanislaus state is one of the most safest schools in California and overall great college if the focus is only a degree and not partying.

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.


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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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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.

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