California State University, Stanislaus
The 9,000-strong student body of Stanislaus State is housed at two locations: across a 228-acre campus in Turlock and at Magnolia District’s Stockton Center. The University is renowned for its extensive academic programs, with 43 undergraduate majors, 41 minors, and over 100 areas of concentration.
Stanislaus State is part of the California State University system, one of the largest and most varied systems in the country. It aims to make higher education accessible to everyone by making the cost of attendance affordable for a variety of incomes. In addition, students are equipped with skills that are directly applicable in the workforce.
Get to know California State University, Stanislaus
LEARNING WITHOUT BORDERS
For those who want to learn in a classroom abroad, Stanislaus State has many options to offer. The California State University International Program offers many special features, including no additional tuition from campuses abroad or administrative charges (technology fees, etc.). College credit and financial aid from Stanislaus State are still applicable to the study abroad experience, meaning that students don’t have to worry about adding exorbitant amounts of money to their academic fees.
The University Studies Abroad Consortium also provides a wide range of opportunities that have taken students to such places as Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, France, and many others. Some programs ask that students have junior-class status, though many programs are available to students at any level in their college career. Because of the wide range of financial aid that Stanislaus State offers, studying abroad is an opportunity for everyone.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 78 | 10-19: 182 | 20-29: 447
30-39: 232 | 40-49: 101 | 50-99: 55 | 100+: 12
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 2%
White, non-Hispanic: 21%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 5%
To help ease students into college life, Stanislaus State offers a first-year experience program, much of which focuses on developing strong writing and communication skills for a lifetime of success. This is paired alongside a fun immersion into campus culture and traditions, making students’ first-year a truly unique experience.
The course also introduces students to important practical skills they’ll need to succeed in college, such as time management, critical thinking, and stress management. Small class sizes create a warm environment where students are free to approach teachers whenever they need to. Beyond the emphasis on writing, teachers help students participate in meaningful activities on campus and cultivate a support network for social, educational, and professional development.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Cooperative education program
English as a Second Language (ESL)
External degree program
Liberal arts/career combination
Teacher certification program
Warriors Giving Back is Stanislaus State’s year-round community service initiative. Made up of three campaigns—two in the fall and one in the spring—the program’s events are fun, inspiring, and community-building efforts that are strongly backed by Associated Students Inc. and the University Student Union.
The fall semester is the time for students to contribute to the Back 2 School Supply Drive and Project Giving Tree. The Back 2 School Supply Drive invites students to collect school supplies for local elementary students so that they have all the resources they need for success. Project Giving Tree operates under a similar premise, having students collect items from local youths’ wish lists. Once the spring rolls around, students and alumni gather together to beautify, clean-up, and do repair work in the local Turlock community.
Turlock’s quaint hometown environment provides the perfect setting for Stanislaus State. Its agricultural heritage and peaceful college-town setting is matched by the nearby downtown area, which is full of restaurants, boutiques, and plenty of opportunity.
Just north of the university the vibrant, eclectic, and quickly growing city of Modesto. To the east are stunning mountains, and to the west is the thriving San Francisco metropolis.
Stanislaus State is a member of the NCAA Division II and fields 14 men’s and women’s athletics teams in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).
Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field
Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field (indoor and outdoor), Volleyball
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 20%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Most housing units are ADA compliant.
Housing also available during the summer.
STUDENT SUCCESS FROM THE START
At Stanislaus State, Career Services partners with Student Affairs to assure the success of every student – academically, professionally, and through personal satisfaction. During their first year, freshman students are given special advising to help them find the right academic path for them. The Department of Retention goes on to provide career development services to graduating seniors. Career Services provides numerous opportunities for students, including everything from choosing their undergraduate major to potentially finding the right graduate school.
The annual Career Fair brings representatives from companies, school districts, and public agencies to campus to provide information about their employment opportunities every spring. Here, students can get in touch with professionals in their industry of choice and obtain information about how to apply for jobs and internships. To compliment the Career Fair, résumé writing and mock interview workshops are held throughout the year to ensure students are more than adequately prepared.
Rigor of secondary school record | Academic GPA | Standardized test scores
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 460 | 75th Percentile: 550
25th Percentile: 440 | 75th Percentile: 540
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 21
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 21
25th Percentile: 15 | 75th Percentile: 20
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $5,742
Tuition (out-of-state): $17,622