California State University, Stanislaus: Narrative Description

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801 West Monte Vista Ave.
Turlock, CA 95382
Tel: (209)667-3122; Admissions: (209)667-3070; Fax: (209)667-3333; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of California State University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 220-acre small town campus. Research spending 2002-03: $217,183. Educational spending 2002-03: $4085 per student. Total enrollment: 8,072. Faculty: 495 (281 full-time, 214 part-time). 2,687 applied, 64% were admitted. Full-time: 4,177 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 1,977 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 71 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 25% Hispanic, 3% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 32% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the California State University System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 5/1, 11/30 for early decision. Notification: 3/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $8460 full-time, $282 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $2503 full-time, $691 per term part-time. College room and board: $7242. College room only: $4322. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 57 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: MECHA. Major annual events: Warrior Day, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 356 students; 498 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Vasche Library with 347,674 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 1,924 serials, 4,676 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $3.1 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 5,200. This is a growing and prosperous residential community in a rural area of central California. Dairying is of major importance; turkeys, melons, grapes and peaches are the chief products. The area is served by bus and railroad. One general hospital, one clinic, many churches, three libraries and most all of the major fraternal and civic organizations are represented in Turlock. Part-time employment opportunities are average. Special events are the Stanislaus County Fair and the Annual Chamber of Commerce Roundup Week in the fall. A summer concert series is held at the university.

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