California State University (CSU)

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The following includes basic information about the CSU system, compared to other post-secondary California systems.

  • CSU’s tend to be less expensive than UC’s.
  • Entrance requirements/admission criteria include GPA, a course of study which includes the “a-g” coursework and test scores to determine the student’s readiness in college level English and math
  • They tend to be fairly “hands on” and oriented towards preparing you for a career.
  • The student can earn a Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS), which is referred to as a four-year degree.
  • The student can also earn a Master’s Degree (MA or MS) in many fields from a CSU, as well as some professional certifications, such as a teacher’s credential.

Location of the California State University (CSU) Campuses

There are currently 23 CSU campuses open to ingoing freshmen, with all 23 campuses having their unique aspects.  To view the locations of the CSU campuses throughout California, please click on the following link:

Explore the California State University (CSU) Campuses

All students should explore any campus before applying to make the most informed decision.  Some of the aspects to consider are:  location, size, clubs/activities/campus life, housing situations, and major/minor offerings.  Please click on the following link to explore the CSU campus:

Apply to one or more of the California State University (CSU) Campus(es)

The student must apply to the CSU campuses online.  In addition, before starting the application, the student needs to make sure he/she has all the necessary information/documents, which include a workable and professional email.

Please click on the following link to apply to the CSU campus(es):