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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Cal State Stanislaus is an above-average public university located in Turlock, California in the Modesto Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,217 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State Stanislaus acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 57% of students, Cal State Stanislaus alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
About California State University - Stanislaus...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382
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California State University - Stanislaus Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
810-1030
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$7,557/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,930/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,879/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,826/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,540/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,377/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,217Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Striving for an excellent future
    44%
  • Mellow
    29%
  • Ambitious
    17%
  • The typical student is involved in all activities!
    8%
  • Goal driven
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.87 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    25%
  • AMAZING
    24%
  • CONVENIENT
    20%
  • Great
    20%
  • Perfect
    5%
  • Too far away
    3%
  • Basic and focused on academics
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.58 responses
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I like the campus environment. It’s peaceful and serene. The library needs updating and housing goes fast. Certain majors do not require advising, so your on your own. Prerequisites for classes aren’t listed when registering for classes. Certain classes are offered only Fall or Spring and if those classes are full graduation can be delayed an entire year. Financial Aid is slow to process appeals. Be warned if you are a transfer with excess units!
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I love the space between the buildings of each of the classes because it provides a lovely break from being trapped in a room all morning. I think the teachers provide an enthusiastic teaching environment, and it helps to transition the freshman from being in high school to a whole new environment: college. I love the shade provided on the campus, but I do think there should be more of it, especially with the heat and vigor the sun gives during the summer months of Turlock. Perhaps each graduating class could plant a tree to help promote saving the environment, and make a positive impact as they face the world outside of college! There could be a "forest of the future" to help encourage the students to graduate and to leave their mark on the Stanislaus campus.
Cal State Stanislaus is the HIDDEN GEM of the Cal State system! 20 to 1 teacher ratio, free tutoring, national sororities and fraternities, 50 majors including Business Management and Administration. Beautiful Campus, and the school administration really has its act together. We arrived, they were waiting for me, name on the board, took me under-wing immediately, made me feel at home and that I had arrived. Lots of leadership opportunities. Even a huge observatory on campus! Stanislaus is BIG value for your buck!