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.
California State University - Stanislaus Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.93 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.107 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.58 responses
California State University - Stanislaus Reviews
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.
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!