California State University - Stanislaus Reviews

  • 31 Reviews
  • Turlock (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,614
87% of 31 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 31 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/29/2021
  • Degree: Business Administration
"California State University is a very good school, just make sure that you are only going in for four majors, Math, Computer Science, and Nursing. If you can't do these four than don't go into college. Everything else is not worth your time and is a waste of FAFSA money. Business is too general and everything else is only there to make you poor."
Heather Buie
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This program was accelerated and highly desirable for the allied health professional career seeker. The director is also the director of the nursing programs on campus so if you want to apply for the accelerated master in nursing program on campus after your undergrad is completed it is very helpful by starting with this program. The degree is a B.S. with an emphasis in health care leadership. The professors are local healthcare professionals and highly active in the community. I would recommend this program to anyone hoping to climb the corporate ladder in the health care profession. Many of my colleagues have successfully grown in their careers post-graduation. The school is known for their science majors and the health science program is no exception to the rule. It is also a complimentary program if you want to continue to graduate program in healthcare administration. It is also perfect for individuals who work full-time as the classes are at night after business hours. Overall, I highly recommend this program."
Denae Davis
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"California State University Stanislaus offers an incredible sociology program. Each professor is very knowledgeable and passionate about sociology and are eager to help you cultivate your passion as well. The academic support from faculty and staff is incredible and unmatched."
Denae Davis
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"California State University Stanislaus offers an incredible sociology program. Each professor is very knowledgeable and passionate about sociology and are eager to help you cultivate your passion as well. The academic support from faculty and staff is incredible and unmatched."
Denae Davis
  • Reviewed: 6/20/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"Graduating from CSU Stanislaus' Sociology program is hands-down the best experience I've had. The professors are there to mentor you, to guide you, encourage you, and believe in you. Every professor I've had, has been passionate about their subject matter and has been a valuable resource. The campus is beautiful and is small enough to know people, but big enough to not feel overly crowded. The staff have been great and it's overall a great school for the cost. Other students are also usually friendly and willing to assist you if you need help."
Jaci Hutson
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"CSU Stanislaus was a great program for me specifically, and I felt like it was a good "fit". I was able to join different honors societies and participate in community service events that helped me network with working professionals. This ultimately helped me getting a better "feel" for what I wanted to do with my life in the long run. CSU Stanislaus is a small school, that most people consider to be a commuter school, but they are growing and expanding it across a variety of fields, while also partnering with local community colleges to help bridge the gap between community college and university. This is being done in hopes to increase the graduation rate of students, which ultimately promotes obtaining a quality education."
Sharon Drueen
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The instructors were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. They took the time to get to know their students. Classes were easy to get into and not overcrowded. The psychology department was up to date on the latest research and techniques. The library had all the latest research journals. The campus is small comparatively but offers a lot."
Matthew Boone
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at California State University Stanislaus in Turlock, CA. My advisors gave me the information and resources I needed to complete my Bachelors Degree and apply for graduate programs. The professors were knowledgeable, creative in their curriculum, and helpful when I had questions. I enjoyed the campus and felt that I had everything I needed to succeed, plus fun activities on campus that enhanced my college experience. I would recommend California State University Stanislaus to anyone applying for an undergraduate or graduate degree."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Great college, especially for education majors."
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"I was disappointed to be going to a school so close to home. Looking back, I would not change a thing. The small school feel allowed for personal relationships with professors and peers of the same degree which was a huge encouragement to succeed. Most professors are researchers and research project opportunities are abundant! I was able to work with one of my favorite professors and learn what a professional in the field does on a daily basis."
Gabriela Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 1/4/2016
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"This is an excellent program. The doctorate program in leadership is geared towards working people. The program has changed to encourage and motivate people to enroll in the program. This program has 2 years of academic courses and one year in writing your dissertation. It is composed of 36 months. Classes are taken in the Summer, Fall, and Spring for three years. This program is rigorous and has excellent teachers willing to guide and assist you. Professors will give feedback and answer questions. They understand what you are going through and show patience and understanding. Professors expect you to read and complete material before the class meets. The assignments are rigorous and challenging. They really make you analyze and think critically. This ensures that theories and the learning objectives are discussed academically in detail. Professors use Blackboard in which students upload there assignments and the professor provides timely feedback. Blackboard is also used for class discussion on theories and practices. The program also assists students in finding time to write their dissertation. During this time professors are available to read and assist students by giving them guidance as to what is needed to be stated in their dissertation and what is not needed. They help you write what is necessary and help you understand that you must get to the point when writing your dissertation. This is a difficult process, but it is attainable and makes your writing more academic. Moreover, this doctorate program is not easy it truly takes over your life. You will have no life which is necessary to be able to receive good grades and do well in the program. Yet, it is well worth it at the end when you graduate with a doctorate degree. This will test your ability to accomplish what you started."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Teaching
"A great small school. A good amount of teachers that really care. Easy to excel."
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Great campus vibe, safe, clean, some amazing professors, good skills, great people"
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The college is well maintained and the teachers are friendly and helpful. It is very liberal, things like LGTB drag queens flaunt about on campus and are praised. However, if you are able to ignore this, the education is affordable (somewhat) and most teachers really want to teach."
Sociology grad 2012
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I wouldn't highly recommend this university for their social sciences. I'm still very disappointed in the lack of education I received. The professors aren't great quality, a few should have retired eons ago, and the rest are out to be your friend, not impart any kind of wisdom."
Talitha Agan
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2015
  • Degree: Higher Education
"I feel the pros of the graduate program I am enrolled in is the wonderful and supportive staff and beautiful campus. This program will open many job opportunities for me. The cons are that it is not in my town."
Jon Smith
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2014
  • Degree: Public Administration
"The quality of the education here is what you make of it. If you are serious and you work hard, you will get a great education. Be aware that this is a liberal arts college that values "collaboration" over individual competence and ability. This program relies heavily on groupwork to help carry through the academically weak. I wish I had done a program with a GRE requirement--I would have had more competent people in my groups and my life would have been easier. Also, this 2-year degree takes 3 years at Stan. You have to have a super-high GPA to petition to do the degree in the normal 2 years. They don't make that fact clear up front. Also, you will have to commute from Turlock to Stockton."
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Business
"It is a great school with a nice campus. As long as you as you show up, you're half way there. Very good instructors."
Emily Benefield, now Emily Ruiz
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"California State University (CSU), Stanislaus is a fabulous institution of higher learning and is truly the "Gem of the Central Valley," as coined by the University President. Growing up in the area and attending a university that is considered local to me seemed the least favorable choice when I was selecting a school as a senior in high school. Looking back, however, I am completely and utterly satisfied with every class and extracurricular experience I had while at the CSU Stanislaus. Plus, it didn't break the bank! The Communication Studies Department in particular is populated with professors and students alike who are intrigued by asking questions, respectfully pushing boundaries, and thinking outside of the box. It was a great time for me to broaden my thoughts on established social systems, technology in our modern society and the fundamentals on how we communicate with each other. I also minored in Theatre Arts while at CSU Stanislaus and found the department to be highly prestigious and worthwhile for majors and non-majors. Outside of my academic endeavors, CSU Stanislaus offered many opportunities to "Get Involved" after hours. By the time I graduated I held tenure as the University Student Union Board of Directors Chair and President to the International Panhellenic Sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma. I truly believe that these experiences would not have been possible had I gone to a bigger CSU or UC. As nice as it sounds to go to a large university, you may not get the specialized attention that you would at smaller campuses, including CSU Stanislaus. Overall, CSU Stanislaus is a BEAUTIFUL campus with wonderful professors, great opportunities to better yourself both in class and on campus, with a high graduation rate. CSU Stanislaus is a wonderful school and I highly recommend to all students!"
Jeremy Martinez
  • Reviewed: 7/25/2014
  • Degree: Public Administration
"Pros: 1) Wonderful Faculty: They seem to really care about the student. Usually willing to meet outside of the classroom hours for discussion. 2) Tuition/Living Expense Costs: CSUS is very affordable. The cost of living and the cost of tuition are both rather low in comparison to other CSU's. Cons: 1) At times, the coursework seems easy, not as challenging (at times..) 2) School Prestige is not very high outside of the valley it's located in. 3) The alumni network is small and consolidated within the region of the actual university (small footprint)."