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List of California State University Schools (CSUs)

Here is a list of the 23 California State University Schools (CSUs), the 23 campuses are spread across California. California State Universities (CSUs) are publicly funded four-year colleges that play a vital role in higher education. With campuses spread across California, CSUs provide accessible and affordable educational opportunities to a diverse student body. Each CSU campus offers a wide range of degree programs, tailored to meet the needs and interests of students from various fields of study.

To explore further details about these CSUs, click on the following 23 CSU campuses listed below:

California State University Schools
  1. California State University, Bakersfield
    • Address: 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311
  2. California State University Channel Islands
    • Address: One University Dr, Camarillo, CA 93012
  3. California State University, Chico
    • Address: 400 W 1st St, Chico, CA 95929
  4. California State University, Dominguez Hills
    • Address: 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747
  5. California State University, East Bay
    • Address: 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542
  6. California State University, Fresno
    • Address: 5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93740
  7. California State University, Fullerton
    • Address: 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
  8. California Polytechnic State University, Humboldt
    • Address: 1 Harpst St, Arcata, CA 95521
  9. California State University, Long Beach
    • Address: 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
  10. California State University, Los Angeles
    • Address: 5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032
  11. California State University Maritime Academy
    • Address: 200 Maritime Academy Dr, Vallejo, CA 94590
  12. California State University, Monterey Bay
    • Address: 100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955
  13. California State University, Northridge
    • Address: 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
  14. California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
    • Address: 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
  15. California State University, Sacramento
    • Address: 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819
  16. California State University, San Bernardino
    • Address: 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407
  17. San Diego State University
    • Address: 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
  18. San Francisco State University
    • Address: 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
  19. San José State University
    • Address: 1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192
  20. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    • Address: 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
  21. California State University San Marcos
    • Address: 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096
  22. Sonoma State University
    • Address: 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
  23. California State University, Stanislaus
    • Address: One University Cir, Turlock, CA 95382

CSU Tuition & Cost

California State Universities (CSUs) are public institutions that offer numerous financial aid and scholarship opportunities to students. These options include assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California DREAM Act. Students can utilize these financial aid programs to help fund their education and make attending a CSU more affordable. Scholarships are also available, providing additional financial support based on various criteria such as academic achievement, community involvement, or specific fields of study.

CSU vs UC Schools

California is home to two prominent public university systems, and determining the best one largely depends on individual academic goals, location preferences, budget considerations, and other factors. Generally, the University of California (UC) schools have lower admission rates and are more competitive to gain admission to compared to the California State University (CSU) schools. CSU institutions offer lower tuition rates and place a stronger emphasis on technical and vocational programs compared to the UC schools. UC campuses typically function as residential campuses with a focus on research and graduate education. On the other hand, CSU campuses primarily enroll commuter students, creating a less traditional campus atmosphere where students do not reside on campus. UC schools are predominantly situated in major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Bay Area, while CSU campuses span across geographically diverse regions, encompassing urban as well as rural areas.


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