Welcome to California State University, Stanislaus. We offer a first-rate educational experience on our beautiful campus in northern California’s rich valley. We are small enough to foster the formation of lifelong relationships inside the classroom and out, yet big enough to offer a wide range of courses and activities to encourage you to stretch yourself and make the most of your college years.
The focus of a Stanislaus education is engagement: our mission is to engage every member of our campus in expanding their intellectual, creative, and social horizons in a diverse community committed to nourishing a thirst for lifelong learning. Testimony to our success is the fact that among the 23 campuses of the California State University system, CSU Stanislaus has one of the best retention rates. It’s simple: students stay where they find an environment that helps them succeed.
Our student-centered community is committed to access, especially for first-generation students. Our students enjoy regular contact with faculty, consistent advising, connection to the campus through organizations and activities, and engagement in the classroom—all factors that will help make your college experience truly stimulating and rewarding.
Our campus offers the beauties of nature on 228 acres graced by a wealth of lakes and fountains, yet we are just 90 minutes from the big-city excitement of San Francisco. We offer a wide range of fully accredited academic programs, and we are recognized for our commitment to diversity and a student body drawn from many nations.
Of course, most important are the people. The faculty at CSU Stanislaus are exceptional. They embrace the mutuality of learning and teaching, for themselves and their students. They recognize that students learn in different ways and they seek out the best strategies—from interdisciplinary teaching to using technology in the classroom—to help our students succeed.
CSU Stanislaus is a university on the move, always reaching higher. We are engaged in working with our communities, our alumni, and our dynamic student body in exploring the issues that face our nation and our world. We are fully prepared to meet the challenges of higher education and to help students define their future contributions to our global society. Pursuing a college education is a challenging journey that will change your life; CSU Stanislaus is a wonderful place to begin.