California State University Information

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logo-conf-calstateThe California State University system includes 23 campuses across the state. These multipurpose institutions serve more than 450,000 students annually and offer both undergraduate and graduate instruction in a variety of professional and occupational fields as well as broad liberal education.  Admission priority is given to students who have successfully completed their first two years at a California Community College campus. 


CSUs prepare graduates for the workforce.  Many CSU students are older and/or employed and attend part-time, especially at the graduate level.

California State University Information

 CSU Campus Sites
Bakersfield Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Channel Islands
Dominguez Hills
East Bay
Fullerton Humboldt Long Beach
Los Angeles
Maritime Academy
Monterey Bay
San Bernadino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
San Marcos


CSU General Sites
General Information for Transfer Students Interested in CSUs

Your resource guide to all things CSU.

CSU FALL 2014 Campus Preview Day-Open House
These events offer the opportunity to take campus tours, learn more about financial aid, visit the housing units and speak with faculty and current students. Usually free. Contact school directly for more information & reservations. 

CSU Spring 2015 Preview Day-Open House
These events provide the opportunity to visit, tour and learn more about your favorite CSU. Recommended that you visit any campus to which you apply or plan to apply.

CSU GE Transfer Pattern
Lower-Division General Education Requirements for all CSUs (see IGETC for UC & CSU)

Impacted Campus/Impacted Program
Impacted major or campus means that the number of applications received from fully qualified applicants during the initial filing period exceeds the number of available spaces and will require supplementary admission criteria (most often a higher GPA). Some campuses are impacted for all majors--Fullerton, San Diego and San Jose and San Luis Obispo. Some majors are impacted at all or most campuses--Nursing (ALL CSUs), Business, Communication, Graphic Design, Psychology and Social Work are impacted at many of the campuses and a student would do well do find an alternative major at that particular campus. See list at website. Always check with the individual campus for complete and current information.