Students Say

One of the members of California’s noted state university system, Stanislaus “provides affordable education” that focuses on helping students prepare for their careers with a “professional, yet laid-back demeanor.” This is “a great environment to be a part of,” and the school “wants you to succeed, and they give you the info you need to succeed.” Many of the students here live nearby, and the in-state tuition offers “rigorous” academics and “a great place to meet mentors and learn different approaches to life.”

Overview

Applicants
6,265
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.26

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
400 - 500
SAT Math
400 - 510
ACT Composite
16 - 21

Deadlines


Regular
November 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

One of the members of California’s noted state university system, Stanislaus “provides affordable education” that focuses on helping students prepare for their careers with a “professional, yet laid-back demeanor.” This is “a great environment to be a part of,” and the school “wants you to succeed, and they give you the info you need to succeed.” Many of the students here live nearby, and the in-state tuition offers “rigorous” academics and “a great place to meet mentors and learn different approaches to life.” Professors get mixed but mainly positive reviews; “some are excellent…go above and beyond,” and are “wonderful at helping the students as much as they can,” but others are just “fair,” and “some should not be teaching.” Registration could use some rejiggering; students say that the registration priority needs to change each semester, and the more popular departments could use “more of the same classes offered every semester, with multiple sections.” Still, for higher-level classes, “small class sizes where you are able to get a lot of help from professors” are a huge boon. Nursing and business are some of “the strongest subjects that come out of here,” and it is “very inexpensive for a fully accredited business degree” relative to many other schools. In developing well-prepared students, Stanislaus personnel are “attentive” on all fronts. “Very rarely are any of your classes taught by a graduate student or someone without a PhD,” says a student. The accessibility of departments and staff is “always very easy,” and “they are very informative with upcoming changes or events.” Job placement is a huge end goal for Stanislaus, and “helping students (especially veterans) during these rough economic times is a priority at CSU Stanislaus.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
521
with Terminal Degree
307

267
Women
254
Men
124
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
28%
Graduate in 5 years
78%
Graduate in 6 years
54%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral Other
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Pam Able
Superintendent, Modesto City Schools

Dr. Benjamin T. Duran
President & CEO, Great Valley Center

Pam Kehaly
General Manager, Anthem Blue Cross of CA

Sederick Mitchell
Deputy Director, California Department of Parks & Recreation

Daniel R. Sciabica
President, Sciabica's Olive Oil, Inc.

Robert & Kim Ulrich
Casting Director/Filmography & Actress, "Passions"

Thomas A. Valkos
Associate Director, Information Technology, 20th Century Fox

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
65
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics


Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,944

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Perhaps due to the focus on future careers here, students are “motivated and excited to be at school.” “I think we all know that with every class session we are that much closer to graduation,” says one. Because the campus is so small, “A big portion of the student life is also Greek.” Diversity is “rich” here, and there are “many different ethnicities and culture from all over.” Though everyone is friendly and “easygoing,” “Typical students keep to themselves but does not hesitant to help another student if he or she asks for it,” but even those who want to “can fit in almost anywhere, as most groups found around campus are very accepting.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,847
Out of State

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

11.51%
Asian
2.53%
African-American
48.81%
Hispanic
26.57%
Caucasian
5.66%
Unknown
2.78%
International

64% female
36% male
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Though Stanislaus offers “scenery as beautiful and varied as the students” and “awesome” weather, popular complaints are that “buildings need updating” and “there are too many geese on the grounds.” The university’s efforts to provide “a ton of organizations on campus” give the commuter students “a college experience like that of any other student living on campus.” “It’s nice that the school recognizes that we need a break sometimes and promote being a healthy individual, both mind and body,” says one student. Events are regularly held in the quad, “student-run shows [such] as dance-offs or karaoke,” and “music concerts are regularly held throughout the semesters, usually featuring guest artists or students.” Turlock is “not the biggest town,” but there is “easy access to the freeway,” and local events and great places “keep everyone occupied.” On campus, “There are lounges that you can play pool, darts, video games, etc.,” and “Greek life is well-supported.” The many commuter students mean that resident community on campus is “small and tightly knit”; there are a fair number of nontraditional students here as well, and they have no problems getting by. “I am an older student, and life on campus is great; everybody accepts me as just another student working toward my degree,” one says.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
76
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
95

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
65
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Warriors)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Warriors)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Sustainability

Green Rating
72

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
40

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, IBM, Dell, and HP/Compaq through our campus KIVA Bookstore.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ysaura Olivo
Asst. Director, Admissions & Outreach

Address
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

Phone
209-667-3811

Email
Outreach_Help_Desk@csustan.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Naraghi Hall of Science
MSR Educational Services Gateway Buildin
JFR Faculty Development Center
CSU Stanislaus University Art Gallery
Cafeteria and adjoining room
Student Union recently renovated; game room, Carol Burke Student Lounge

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto
Donnelly Park, Turlock
Signature Turlock Stadium 14, Turlock
Fat Cat Music House, Modesto
Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto
State Theatre, Modesto; Season Tickets Sports Pub, Turlock; Turlock Lake (camping, fishing, boating); McHenry Village, Modesto.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Some Saturdays
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
209-667-3811

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday 8 am-3:30 pm and Saturday 10 am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am and 1-3 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
sid@warriorsathletics.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Annual Stanislaus Express" event

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City buses, taxi service in town Closest airports include Oakland and Sacramento International. Turlock-Denair Amtrak Station.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Highway 99, exit at Monte Vista Avenue. Drive east (towards Turlock) and follow Monte Vista to University Circle (5th stop light - approximately 1.5 miles). Turn left (north) and follow University Circle to the end of the Reflecting Pond. Guest Parking is available.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express, Turlock; Best Western Orchard Inn, Turlock; Candlewood Suites,Turlock;
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Key Stats

6,265
Applicants
7,847
Size
73%
Acceptance Rate
900
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists