Home » University List » California

One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382-0299
p. 209-667-3122
w. www.csustan.edu

California State University-Stanislaus

California State University-Stanislaus Rating: 3.8/5 (15 votes)

Compare This School What's my Chance of Admission?

Related Schools

Related schools and/or departments

Nearby Schools

Schools geographically nearby

Similar Schools

Schools similar in rank, size, etc.


California State University, Stanislaus is known as Stan State or Cal State Stanislaus. The campus was established in the year 1957 in the city of Turlock, California. This university is the only one of its kind to offer a bachelor’s degree in cognitive studies. The campus is rated one of the top ten public universities available for students for the “west coast master’s” programs.

The college was initially called Stanislaus State College and was accredited in the year 1964. It was in 1960 that classes began on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The courses and college were moved to the current location five years later and after receiving accreditation it was awarded the status of a university. The school took on its current name in 1985 and in 1999 it received the ten year accreditation.


The student body is diversified in that four percent of attending students are African American. Twelve percent are Asian American. Just over forty percent are white American. Just less than thirty percent are Hispanic American. There is a total of one percent of Native American students with another one percent international students. The remaining twelve percent are unknown or not reported.

The university offers thirty four undergraduate majors. They also offer eighteen master’s programs. The university recognized four separate colleges in 2006. The first was the College of the Arts. The second was the College of Health and Human Sciences. The third was the college of Humanities and Social Sciences. The fourth college is the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The re-organization of the College of Business Administration as well as the College of Education did not change that year. The university has one of the highest rated Human Resource Management programs in the nation.

The Library at California State University, Stanislaus was named for the president who founded the university, Dr. J. Burton Vasche. The library contains over three hundred and sixty one thousand volumes. It also maintains over six hundred current subscriptions to print periodicals. The print periodicals section of the library contains another one thousand five hundred back issues for titles available to students through microfilm or print. The university is known for its Children’s collection, housing almost six thousand children’s literature books. Students attending California State University, Stanislaus are given the access to over seventy different databases linking local, state, and federal documents.

Most Popular Fields of Study


This school requires an application fee consisting of fifty-five dollars regular application fee, fifty-five dollars out-of-state application fee, fifty-five dollars online application fee and point zero . Admission policy is currently Percent applicants admitted: 65% and Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 82%. Remember that this can change at any time. Transfer student are not ignored. In particular, there were two thousand, two hundred and ten total number of transfer students who applied and one thousand, three hundred and sixty-nine total number of transfer students who were admitted.

If you are a transfer student, you will be notified of your acceptance by the 1st of March. SAT and ACT score reports are due the 31st of August and the SAT subject section score is due the 31st of August. It is also very important to submit financial aid applications as quickly as possible, make sure to check with the university about the specific date for this year. Transfer students must apply no later than the 1st of May, with priority applications due on the 30th of November. Similarly, if you wish to apply with priority status make sure you application is in by the 30th of November. For priority students, financial aid applications are due no later than the 2nd of March. For all student applicants, the Fall application deadline is the 31st of May. Will you make it in time? Make sure to know when all the due dates and deadlines take place. The regular application is due the 1st of May.

Financial Aid

If you are wondering how to finance college without incurring any debt, then you should focus on scholarships, work study, and some grants. Grants generally do not need to be repaid and they are based on your financial need, not on merit. They are given out by your state or federal governments. Scholarships are another form of financial aid for single mothers and these do not need to be repaid and they are based on merit such as academic achievement or other achievements. Scholarships are offered based on merit in academics, sports, fine arts, or on financial need.

Each college will have a limited number of scholarships offered which can be found on their website. The financial aid department at the university is facilitated able to help you determine for which scholarships you are qualified. Outside of your college of choice there are scholarship databases which offer lists of available scholarships year round. You can create online profiles and from there insert personal information such as religion, age, financial needs, grades, awards, achievements, volunteer work, etc… and the database will match you with any scholarships available. You can also sign up to receive continual notification for new scholarships for which you qualify.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5381st for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in California.


The housing offered at California State University, Stanislaus is unique in its mission and vision statement. The mission of the Housing and Residential Life department at California State University, Stanislaus is to offer students housing facilities which are safe, well-maintained, and affordable. They are meant to foster programs and offer support and services which promote success in academics alongside personal development all within a residential and community population. The vision of the Housing and Residential Life department at California State University, Stanislaus is to offer quality meal options and housing to all students which appropriately respond to their lifestyles, preferences, and needs. This means that any incoming freshman who want to reside in on-campus housing are guaranteed a space within the living community. This space should support the difficult transition students must make not just into a university community setting but also into the overall culture of a university campus.

The advising resource center at California State University, Stanislaus is creative in its design. If offers academic advising for current students as well those students interested in attending the university in the future. That advice includes timely, consistent, and accurate information which aids students in developing meaningful education programs which are compatible with their life goals and their career goals. The resource center works under the mission of California State University, Stanislaus, promoting the services which would remove obstacles in the way of student success while assisting students with their college life adjustments.

Students are provided with general education advising as well as remediation advising. Any undeclared majors can receive help here as well. The department covers programs such as academic advising for any athletic students, testing, a parents program, senior scholar program, re-entry program, and the new student orientation.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


There are over fourteen sports for men as well as women at California State Stanislaus. They compete in Division II of the NCAA alongside the California Collegiate Athletic Association. In the fall, California State University, Stanislaus encourages men’s cross country and soccer alongside women’s cross country, soccer, as well as volleyball. In the winter season, indoor track and field for both men and women take place with men’s and women’s basketball.

During the spring months men’s baseball, men’s golf, and men’s track and field are offered. Women’s tennis, track and field, and softball are offered. The men’s golf team at California State University, Stanislaus have won Division III National Championship titles, which led to their transition into Division II in the year 1992. The men’s baseball team won the Division III national championship title in the years 1976 and 1977.


www.csustan.edu. Web

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000670. Web

US News and World report. Print

Information Summary

Ranks 52nd in California and 623rd overall
See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list

Add an image …

Contributed Photos

John Stuart Rogers Faculty Development Center :: California State University-Stanislaus Professional School Building :: California State University-Stanislaus

Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in California and 224th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 2 0.02
Burglary 12 0.13
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 8 0.09
Arrest 5 0.05

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 255 0.37
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 16 0.02
Robbery 96 0.14
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 806 1.16
Larceny 1,431 2.06
Vehicle theft 354 0.51

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Turlock, CA 95382-0299
Surrounding communitySmall suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population24,691 (24,177 urban / 514 rural)
Households8,526 (2.77 people per house)
Median Household Income$46,804
Families6,279 (3.23 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate comprehensive
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District610

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1057th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,472 $5,472 $16,632
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,019 $1,019 $1,019
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A $372
FT Graduate Tuition $6,738 $6,738 $17,898
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,019 $1,019 $1,019
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A $372
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $22,433 $22,433 $33,593
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,083 $22,083 $33,243
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,883 $10,883 $22,043

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,582(N/C) $6,582(N/C) $17,742(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,700 $1,754
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,368 $9,056
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,410 $3,450
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,598 $10,906
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,716 $4,000
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,650 $3,830

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$55
Graduate Application Fee$55
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 5,763 (2,059 male / 3,704 female)
Admitted 4,158 (1,351 male / 2,807 female)
Admission rate 72%
First-time Enrollment 1,109 (389 male / 720 female)
FT Enrollment 1,082 (383 male / 699 female)
PT Enrollment 27 (6 male / 21 female)
Total Enrollment8,917

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference California Collegiate Athletic Assoc
NCAA Baseball Conference California Collegiate Athletic Assoc
NCAA Track & Field Conference California Collegiate Athletic Assoc

ACT Test Admission

1198th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 35%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 15 / 21
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 23
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 16 / 22

SAT Test Admission

1137th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 86%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 400 / 510
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 410 / 520
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 810 / 1030

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity689
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,572
Board Fee$3,528

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 26 62 611 194 13 706 250 1,937
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other 4 1 15 3 24
Anthropology 5 3 2 10
Art/Art Studies, General 1 1 3 1 6 2 14
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 3 16 24 1 30 12 90
Business Administration and Management, General 11 11 113 42 2 127 57 374
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Chemistry, General 3 1 4 1 9
Cognitive Science 1 1
Computer Science 1 1 3 1 7 2 16
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 6 63 19 2 33 7 136
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 1 2 5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 16 5 11 5 37
Economics, General 2 7 9
Education, General 2 28 4 39 12 87
English Language and Literature, General 1 1 26 4 48 7 90
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 1 2 1 4
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 1 5 8
Genetic Counseling/Counselor 1 1 7 1 11
Geography 1 2 13 4 21
Geology/Earth Science, General 2 1 1 6 10
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 3 11 5 28 16 65
History, General 1 11 2 30 11 59
Information Technology 1 2 8 1 14
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4 52 15 47 24 147
Marine Sciences
Mathematics, General 1 1 9 8 1 20
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 2 2 5
Music Performance, General 1 1 1 6 1 11
Music, General 2 1 1 5
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other 1 3 1 5
Philosophy 1 2 1 4
Physics, General 1 2 2 5
Political Science and Government, General 9 2 8 3 24
Psychology, General 2 6 88 15 1 65 14 204
Public Administration 1 5 1 6 3 17
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 18 20 1 28 27 105
Social Sciences, General 2 11 3 2 16 5 41
Social Work 7 20 5 1 17 5 56
Sociology 8 44 14 25 6 98
Spanish Language and Literature 1 15 2 18
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 20 3 1 38 11 78

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1054th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $74,046 ($74,219 male / $70,951 female)
Number of FT Faculty 277 (153 male / 124 female)
Number of PT Faculty 492
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $11,648,091

Add a video …

Related and Contributed Videos

This website and its associated pages are not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by this school.
StateUniversity.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with California State University-Stanislaus.