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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  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 7,621 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cal State Stanislaus acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 53% of students, Cal State Stanislaus alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.
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
77%
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

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Cost

Net Price
$6,768/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,875/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

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
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,621Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,436
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Striving for an excellent future
    41%
  • Mellow
    28%
  • Ambitious
    17%
  • The typical student is involved in all activities!
    7%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Goal driven
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    25%
  • AMAZING
    23%
  • Great
    23%
  • CONVENIENT
    18%
  • Perfect
    5%
  • Too far away
    3%
  • Basic and focused on academics
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.58 responses
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Being a freshman, so far CSU Stanislaus has been a great experience. The people there are very welcoming and the teachers are very interactive with their students. The environment is calm and there are beautiful places on campus, for example, the reflecting ponds. Moreover, there are places where you can work quietly on assignments, homework, and study. The campus is small in my opinion, but it is a nice environment. I am not concerned for my safety on campus either, because there are cops on campus who are there to protect and watch over. The academics is also great, because not all the majors impacted and it is easy to get the classes you want. Additionally, for student life, there are many things to do, such as join a sorority or fraternity, clubs for your major, programs for academic success, and much more. Overall, the college experience at CSU Stanislaus is great.
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My personal experience from California State University Stanislaus was great. Prior to enrolling at Stanislaus, I was enrolled at San Jose State University as a Mathematics major. For a duration of a year, I was commuting from my local home town to campus, rather than finding a place nearby in San Jose, it was cheaper to commute. The first semester, commuted twice a week and the last semester, four times a week. Ultimately, decided to leave SJSU due to the dreadful commute and the lack of support from the unhelpful abrasive advisers. It was not easy to decide to transfer to another university, but CSUS made the transition all worth it. The commute was more manageable despite commuting five times a week, the advisers were more approachable, more supportive, and every faculty member made me feel so welcomed. If I could go back in time and change my decision on what university to transfer to the first time, it would be a no brainer. Graduating with a Bachelors in Computer Science.
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!