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Academics

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 State, and “helping students (especially veterans) during these rough economic times is a priority at CSU Stanislaus.”

Student Body

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 cultures from all over.” Though everyone is friendly and “easygoing,” “typical students keep to themselves but do 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.”

Campus Life

Though Stan State 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.

Overview

Applicants
8,759
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 530
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
15 - 21

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — November 30


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
694
with Terminal Degree
366

374
Women
320
Men
188
Minority
10
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agriculture, General.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Ethnic Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration, Management and Operations.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Nursing.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Corrections.
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Cognitive Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral Other
Master's

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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Pam Kehaly
President and General Manager, Anthem Blue Cross

Robert Ulrich
President, Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting

Graciela Moreno
Co-Anchor, KFSN - ABC30

Steve Andrade
MLB pitcher for the Kansas City Royals

Mike Maden
Author of a Tom Clancy novel

Daniel Sciabica
Nick Sciabica & Sons

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
58%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,798

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,822

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,327

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
49%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$17,952

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,829

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,742
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,622
Required Fees
$1,842
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,160

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,700

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,950
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,723
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

9.15%
Asian
2.25%
African-American
56.39%
Hispanic
19.57%
Caucasian
4.76%
Unknown
3.90%
International

65% female
35% male
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
7%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
19%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Marvin Williams

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Psychoeducational Report from the appropriate licensed diagnosing entity.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Disability verification form completed by an appropriate diagnosing licensed medical professional.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
102
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
5

1% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

2% 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

82/99
AASHE STARS® rating
Silver
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
1%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2020.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Miguel Pulido
Assistant Director, Admissions & Outreach

Address
One University Circle
MSR 143
Turlock, CA 95382

Phone
209/667-3509

Email
Outreach_Help_Desk@csustan.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Naraghi Hall of Science
Nursing Department
Student Center
University Art Gallery
Dorms/Housing

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto
Downtown Turlock
Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock
Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto
Turlock Cinema
State Theatre, Modesto; 10 East, Turlock; Dust Bowl Brewery, Turlock; Art Space on Main, Turlock; Turlock Lake (camping, fishing, boating), Modesto Symphony

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Some Saturdays
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
209/667-3509

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
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
Contact Outreach Services

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City buses, taxi service in town; Closest international 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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