Universities in California

CSU Stanislaus


University Information

Location: Turlock, California
Founded: 1957
Undergraduate Students: 8 600
Campus Type: Suburban
Institution Type: Public state university 
Website: www.csustan.edu

About the University

California State University, Stanislaus serves a diverse student body of more than 9,000 at two locations in the Central Valley — a beautiful 228-acre campus in Turlock and the Stockton Center, located in the city’s historic Magnolia District. Widely recognized for its dedicated faculty and high-quality academic programs, the University offers 43 majors, 45 minors and more than 100 areas of concentration, along with 15 master’s degree programs, seven credential programs and a doctorate in educational leadership.

The University opened as Stanislaus State College in 1960, with a faculty of 15 and fewer than 800 students, at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock. The institution moved to its current location in 1965, gained university status and its present name in 1986, and opened its Stockton Center in 1998.

​​Stanislaus State is part of the California State University, a 23-campus system across California. With more than 400,000 students, it is the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. CSU campuses emphasize access to quality public higher education and workforce preparation that is responsive to regional needs.

Academic disciplines are clustered within four colleges:

  • College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work
  • College of Science

Excerpt from CSU Stanislaus’ website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

International exchange students are required to have proof of health insurance for their visa.  Students must purchase insurance through Stanislaus’ authorized plan from Wells Fargo Insurance

Cost: Prices for 2022-2023 have not been communicated

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  Stan State Student Housing is centrally located on campus, near the University Union, dining hall, classrooms, laboratories, computer rooms, and library. Students may choose from a variety living communities and room options.

Living on campus offers International students an easy and convenient living environment which is worry and hassle free. As a member of the on campus residential community your housing cost will include:

  • Rent
  • Meal plan
  • Room furnishings
  • Utilities
  • TV cable
  • Internet
  • Programs and events
  • Academic support

Cost: $5,500 – $8,678 per year*

*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

For a complete pricing calculator, visit the website.

Off-campus Housing: You may choose to live off campus near the University, for ressources, contact your international student advisor.

Students on exchange have their tuition waived but are required to pay campus fees of $648.00 per semester

The average budget per month is: $800 – $1,000

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $6,500.00 per semester.