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California State University-Stanislaus Reviews

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  • 08/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students that didn't want a huge campus, but they don't want a small community school either. Any student that loves to get involved in their campus will love this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage all prospective students to tour the campus because thats how I fell in love with it.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is very student oriented. They try to help their students not only pay for college, but they help them get the most for their money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weather is nice and the campus is beautiful. The ducks and geese add character to the campus. The people are friendly and the whole campus has a home-y feel.

    Am learning a lot

    The staff is always very helpful here and the Professors are knowledgeable and attentive. They create a great learning experience that allows the students to excel.

  • 01/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 2 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you really want to just get out and want a new scene or if you want a peaceful small school its perfect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come check out the campus see it you like it. Once you've decided to come here make sure to get involved on campus it opens so many doors. If you can I highly advise doing Student Leadership Program during the summer you'll meet so many new people. Also make sure you go to as many events at school because all the events we put together it's for the students and you're paying for it through ur student fees so get your moneys worth by going.

    Bang for the buck

    Since the school is very small it's as if your paying the price of a public school but the quality of a private school. The school really tries to get the most out of the budget. If you go to most of the events on campus you will totally get your moneys worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Stan State. The campus is small and cute. Its like a little taste of nature. It's a very relaxing place. Sometimes when I want to relax I go for a walk or sit by one of the many lakes and just look at the ducks, geese and all the trees. Not a crazy campus. Great place to focus on school. The people here are great they're pretty welcoming and friendly. The dorms are in gated community so it's very safe. There isn't a lot to do especially on the weekends but if you have friends its fun to just hang out. For me it's been the best decision I've made.

    Am learning a lot

    All the classes are small so students get a lot of one on one with their professors. Professors are very easy going and approachable they are always willing to work with. Students just need to talk to them. We have tutoring center that is for free for students to use so there's always somewhere to look for help. There is so much to learn not just inside the classrooms. There are a lot of different organizations on campus that a great for networking and lots of leadership programs available for the students. It's a great school.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 3 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the best!!! i feel protected.

    What to do for fun

    well many of the students live the bad life. i mean they go out and they party and what not, but i'm actually the opposite of this. i am a calm guy who loves playing soccer. so most of the time you'll see me playing soccer. i play in two teams in school(intramuals). i also play video games.

    Food and Dining

    here we have many options of food places and dining. we have the village cafe witch is personally only for dorm students, which is pretty cool and the food is not that bad. also we have the main dining where i often go. there, the food is great. and we have pop's and mom's as well. over all the food is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms here are excellent. even though they are really expensive it is more convenient. there are lots of benefits if you live here.

    Academic Rigor

    my best bet for the campus academic rigor is really good. i mean all the staff are really helpful and most of them know how to help and attend your needs. same goes for the students, there behaviors of learning are those of positive ways and thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    some tips would be to try hard in school. the main point is to never give up and never stop. keep trying and trying until you reach your goals.

    In three sentences

    well, this school is amazing. it makes me feel like i'm home and i really love it here. i couldn't chose more wisely than this.

  • 01/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Liberal Arts majors looking to accreditation, pre-nursing program (impacted), Theatre Arts majors (I would know!), commuters, and students who are still trying to figure what it is they want to do with their lives.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour this school. Stepping onto campus may make you fall in love with it. Also, talk to advisers and counselors to see if the programs available would suit you. CSU Stanislaus is a very good place for people who have a lot passion for furthering their education. Get to know the professors, they are wonderful!

    Bang for the buck

    Less than $5,000 for the year? Yes please! Why pay a school the amount you would pay for your first house when you could easily attend a University for only a little more than a junior college.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful! There a tons of trees. It is very well kept up and they are constantly improving.

    Am learning a lot

    As a student in the Theatre Arts program, I have learned a lot about my craft. The small size of the school allows for more learning opportunity and a hands of experience with your chosen field.

  • 05/25/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who love a smaller size campus than most colleges, then this is the college for you to go to. If you are someone who is having a hard time adjusting to living on campus or learning how to cope with classes, the faculty and students are very helpful when it comes to these situations

    Will enjoy being here

    I fell in love with the place as soon as I set foot on the campus. It's a good size campus. The rooms are excellent and everyone is really friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Being that it is my first year of college, it is difficult to determine the value of education that I will obtain while attending Stanislaus. While most of the teachers that I have already had were fine, I see my education being rather short. Due to a lot of budget cuts in all the CSU's, the quality of education for all students have been short-changed. While I learn a lot while attending classes, it makes me wonder if I'm going to learn enough.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If you ever feel unsafe in any way you can have an escort with you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs for anything!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stanislaus has a tradition called Worrior day where we show our school spirit with a huge carnival and music performances.

    Food and Dining

    Good stuff. Starbucks and delisious food in the dining hall

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are interested in you understanding and passing courses. Take advantage of tutors you aren't going to understand everything all the time and thats okay.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a transfer student I suggest visiting the school and seeing a councellor to make sure you dont repeat any classes or take more than you need. For incoming freshman make sure u look closely at your classes to get done faster. Good luck!

    In three sentences

    I love this school. Small classes and teachers that are friendly and willing to help you in any way they can.

  • 05/30/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For students who want to change the world and love a diverse student body this is your University.

    Tips for prospective students

    You are central to a lot of great things to do and places to go. You have the coast and the Sierra Nevada mountains 1.5 hours away and Los Angeles (and Disneyland) 6 hours away.

  • 10/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a good school for people who have learning differences and for people who don't have learning differences. This is a good school for people who want to expand their knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read your textbooks, and take notes on what you read in your textbooks. Study your notes every day.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is not as expensive as the other California State Universities and the Universities of California.

    Am enjoying being here

    I like being here because it is a peaceful area where i can relax.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers teach skills that are useful in the real world. The teachers also tutor the students when they need help.

  • 09/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 1 person found this inaccurate. 9 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who are very determined upon their work and what they would like to accomplish, but also likes to have fun when the hard work is done.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school offers everything you really want. If you want to party, the school is known for their Football tailgates. If you don't want to party, there is plenty of ways to have fun otherwise and the overall attitude of the campus is to be courteous and friendly to one another. No one will judge you or make fun of you for the way you are. This is an amazing school and everyone here is friendly. Just make sure you know when and how to do your work. That's the reason why you are going to college!

    Bang for the buck

    As compared to what some of my friends are having to pay for their CSU room and board, my is really affordable. And the on campus apartment I live in is very nice! About $3500 for a single bedroom in an apartment with a full kitchen and living room. Only shared with 4 other people. There is also so many free activities such as movie nights, free movie rentals, free air hockey, pool, ping pong, Foosball, and much more!

    Am enjoying being here

    The area is really nice. Great Weather! It is located in downtown San Jose but everything is kept really clean and safe.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are very good at what they do, and they really want you to succeed. So far all of my teachers have offered to help me whenever I needed it, via email or going to their office. There is also so many free tutoring programs on campus you lose track of how many there really are.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is great we are all like a big community. living on campus gives you many oppurtunities to do things so you are nevere bored.

    In three sentences

    i love the enviroment here, people are very friendly. when you need help on something there will always be someone to help you.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    well lit at night, great security!

    Greek Life

    not very active on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    various clubs on campus, get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    serious students. commuter school!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the quad is nice because it is lively at lunch time!

    Bang for the buck

    not too expensive!

    What to do for fun

    go for runs, bike rides, or the movies!

    Food and Dining

    food is alright! great places to dine out in turlock!

    Dorm Life

    i don't live in the dorms but have stayed in them before. they are nice!

    Academic Rigor

    not too difficult. use rate my professor! it is very helpful!

    Tips for prospective students

    buy a bike!

    In three sentences

    stanislaus is a beautiful campus. i've been able to grow and learn here. it is located in a cute, small town.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are police on campus to ensure safety. it is not a rough area so the police are there to make sure that everyone are following the rules. the police provide great service.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are sporting events to go watch and cheer on classmates. if you are unable to play on scholarship you can join the intramural sports. either way there are sport activities to get involved in some way or another.

    Bang for the buck

    the school is very affordable as long as you qualify as an in-state resident. there are lots of opportunities on campus that you can never be bored. the books are affordable.

    What to do for fun

    there are movies on campus to go see or student activities such as plays, music events, etc. the students on campus create their own entertainment, which makes socializing all the more fun. there are also intramural sports to join where you can play, exercise, and meet others on campus who share similar interests as you.

    Food and Dining

    there are lots of places to eat around campus. they do have food on campus that is nutritious and fits the needs of everyone. it is a great place to eat a healthy or non healthy lunch in between classes.

    Dorm Life

    i did not live on campus, but from the outside it looks really nice. the atmosphere is friendly with people interacting and activities constantly going on. also, they take good care of the presentation of the university which makes it all the more enriching experience.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are challenging but they are doable. it is good to be challenged so that it prepares you all the more for the real world of business and how things work. also, the challenges in the classroom are meant to enhance the student in their future career.

    Tips for prospective students

    prepare to challenge yourself and take your time with each and every class. learn as much as you can from your instructors and experiences. open up and be willing to really dedicate yourself to the assigned schoolwork and finish to get your degree.

    In three sentences

    csu stanislaus is a comforting atmosphere that allows any student to entirely focus on their degree. education is the most important when attending college and csu stanislaus makes that their mission statement. it is a place to expand your knowledge on your inner passions for life achievements.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 79

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Central Valley has it's charm.It is close enough to San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Cruz and San Jose.

    Dorm Life

    I have not stayed in the dorm.

    In three sentences

    California State University, Stanislaus is the smallest campus in the CSU System, but it's size allows for small group setting. It is a public school but is able to offer all the benefits of a private education. CSU Stanislaus offers baccalaureate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, business and education, as well as teaching credentials, master�s degree programs, and other professional studies. I feel home in this school

  • 11/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a very student oriented campus. A campus that is moderate in size, not too big or overwhelming and is very nature oriented. In a modest community.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus ahead of time to make sure it is what is right for you. Also remember school is the number one priority but also remember to make it an enjoyable college experience. Try to meet new people by joining an organization on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    A great learning environment and everyone is always willing to help you have a wonderful learning experience. There are many organizations to join that can help to make your college experience that much better. They do what they can to help you with all your financial needs. They also provide many opportunities for you to get involved on campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    The surrounding community is wonderful as well as the people. Everyone is very friendly and not only is the learning experience enjoyable but so is meeting new people. The campus itself is a peaceful environment.

    Am learning a lot

    All the staff is very helpful especially the professors. They make it a comfortable environment for you so that you do not have to be afraid to approach them and ask for any help needed. A very student friendly environment that makes learning very enjoyable! There are also tutoring centers which have proven to be very helpful and a nice library with many places to study.

  • 12/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that don't want to go to a university with a big campus or a small campus. It's also very easy to get around the campus. Close to many great places.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't start getting lazy after Thanksgiving break because there is still Finals and other projects due. Also live in the dorms if you can because it is worth it. If possible don't buy books in the bookstore because they are expensive.Instead buy them online or used.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is going up next year but so are all State Universities.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do. Even if there is no activities for the day there is a game room & many people to talk to.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are very helpful and they are all available during their office hours. Many opportunities to get extra help with tutoring available.

  • 12/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for people who enjoy the outdoors and are looking for a medium size campus to apply too.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying very minute of my time here because i always have something to do since i live on campus. Some places to go out to eat or shop are in walking distance.

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman, i am learning lot from the four classes that i have taken. The professors are very helpful when i questions on their lectures.

  • 12/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are on track try not to be too know it all. Get involved with clubs and organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is okay because it has a similar feel like a private school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are nice but there is not that much to do.

    Am learning a lot

    I have taken four courses this fall and I have learned stuff that I have never learned in high school

  • 02/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get the college experience while having small classroom settings. If you want to get the whole experience without being just another number, this is your school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy each class! Pay attention to the connections each one makes with other classes! Also, take time to meet people.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships, and loans help.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful! Classrooms are small enough to have engaged class discussions that include everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    All my classes are really interesting, and they all connect with one another!

  • 08/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    likes small schools, small communities, and small student population.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school for those that want to reside within a small community within the central valley. This school has that private school feeling in comparison to really big schools where you meet people everyday.

  • 10/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I would say it is great for commuter students, but also students who want to live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really research all the schools that you are thinking of and take campus tours. This school may not look that great in it's first impression, but if you give it a chance it will suprise you. The faculty is very helpful and want you to succeed. Most of the student population is extremely friendly and willing to help new students. We have good athletic teams to support and games are a blast.

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately over the last couple of semesters the tuition has been increasing due to budget cuts, but that is the economy we live in now. This school is very inexpensive compared to others in the state. The main goal would be to get financial aid, which there are plenty of opputunities, you just have to go looking for them.

    Am enjoying being here

    In the beginning I did not like this school at all. It was something that I was not used too whatsoever. It is not in an extremely large town and to the naked eye there is not much to do. It is a big commuter school so that makes campus pride a little non-existent, but you have to fnd the right group of people to be around. I got involved on campus and now attend almost all of the events and am enjoying myself tremendously. I love it now. GO WARRIORS!

    Am learning a lot

    I am currently in my second year taking 20 credits at this university. Last year as a freshman I felt I learned, understood, and retained more than I expected to. This semester my classes are more difficult I feel that I am always learning something new. I feel that I have learned new ways to study and better understand how to read a professor and figure out their teaching style in order for me to do better in their class. The academics here are making me challenge myslef and realize I can do more than I think I am capable of.

  • 11/04/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 21 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This will be bang for my buck

    Will enjoy being here

    I have visited the campus and it is so BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the atmosphere too! I can't wait to attend!!

    Will learn a lot

    I've heard that the teachers are amazing.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for any type of student. It doesn't matter where you come from, or what ethnicity you are. This campus and the people here are very welcoming. It has a little place for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    I challenge students to visit the campus and see it for themselves. I came here before my freshman year for a weekend event that Housing offers for prospective students and fell in love with it. But, keep your options open picking a campus is a big decision.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is on the rise for all educational systems in California. Stanislaus, however is fairly cheaper then most CSUs. With the help of financial aid and scholarships, students will be amazed at how much financially help they can receive. Don't be afraid, college is worth the investment!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus itself has a very relaxing atmosphere which gives you that tranquility you need to stay focus in your studies. The beauty of the campus also is very pretty through all seasons of the year. Besides these there are various ways in which a student may be involved on campus to where they are able to connect with other students and acquire any help they need.

    Am learning a lot

    The Professors here focus on helping their students succeed. Especially with the small class sizes, your comfortable enough to get that one-on-one help. Not only that, the campus provides a Tutoring Center free of charge which has helped me through out my difficult classes.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have to say the csu stanislaus has campus safety personnel driving carts around campus, especially at night time, to take you to your car. you don't even have to ask, they offer!

    Bang for the buck

    my favorite part of the 'buck' is the student recreational center - it's big with plenty of activities scheduled for everyone's taste. also the health center offers easy to access services. those are two services i've used. your warrior card can also be linked to your washington mutual card for easier banking!

    Food and Dining

    the city of turlock has a great array of food, cuisine, fast food and tastes for all. my personal favorite is panda south-chinese cuisine on monte vista avenue (same avenue of campus, a couple blocks down).

    Dorm Life

    i have not lived in the dorms but i have seen them and scoped them out myself for consideration. the campus offers many priveleges for students living on campus including free copies, bbq, pool, additional recreational space and more. the rooms are spacious, neat and ergonamically friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    for graduate students, the rigor can be intense depending on the number of classes of course. however, the professors really work with you as a student and understand that most of us work full time treating us as leaders - not students. that eases up the intensity. the homework; well that always depends on your challenge you're looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    there's a lot of history behind the existence of this university. i would recommend getting to know the history-it helps out a lot. not just knowing the campus but also the interesting facts behind it! i wont say it here since it's part of your research!

    In three sentences

    the campus is very community oriented in respect to students and professors. it also gives a good reflection and resemblance of the diversity we have in the central valley, including the emphasis on careers that are on demand in its respective area.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we actually compete with somona state every year for safest csu. we have both public safety our university police department, and turlock police department on our side...two police forces working together to keep our campus safe!

    Greek Life

    greek life was probably one of the greatest decisions i could ever make. no matter where you go, join a national greek fraternity/sorority! the bonds you make, the networking opportunities you are given and the fun you will have is priceless!!!<3

    Clubs and Activities

    as i mentioned earlier, csu stanislaus offeres over 90 cubs and organizations on campus (including greek life). there is a club for everyone, but if there isn't, then you have the option of creating that club!

    Great for these types of students

    csu stanislaus is a great place for studnets who are trying to find their independence for the first time, or if they're solidifying their adulthood. it is a small community but there is alot to offer and quite a few cool places, especially in dowtown turlock.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i've never seen any unusual traditions, but alot of things that take place on campus occur in the quad because that's the center of campus and where most students hang out in between their classes.

    Bang for the buck

    i believe stan state is pretty reasonable about the cost of things and how they go about charging people. also i think they do a great job at including a lot of costs into tuition so it's not a ton of small, annoying payments.

    What to do for fun

    with the dorms they offer programs constantly throughout the month, and a lot of the events are going on during the weekend! also the school puts on weekend warrior program, where they take students on trips all over the central valley area. transportation is always included and the people you meet and memories you make are unforgettable!

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining is delicious! the dorms food is made by the same company that makes the food on campus, so everything is very trustworthy! also the options that are provided here is unimaginable!

    Dorm Life

    the dorms at stan state aren't like your traditional communial bathrooms, but instead they are apartment style, where all uperclassmen dorms have four individual bedrooms, a huge bathroom, good size common area and a full-size kitchen! as a freshman you ca have the option to go apartment style (with a kitchen) or suite style (without a kitchen). also as a freshman you can decide if you want your own bedroom, to share with one person or to share with two people!

    Academic Rigor

    csu stanislaus is very difficult, especially in the science department. however, the professors here are all about the students and making sure that each person gets their one-on-one time. here at csu stanislaus the average class size is 30:1, while the average student to teacher ratio is 21:1! where else can you find that?!

    Tips for prospective students

    one tip that i wish i had is to research the kind of things you are interested before you apply, then you can see what you are looking for and what schools offer what you desire. for example, i was interested in going greek, so when applying to schools, i made sure that they all had sororities with a diverse sisterhood!

    In three sentences

    here at csu stanislaus you are provided a real college-life experience with the comforts of a smaller campus atmosphere. with over 90 clubs and organizations, there's something for everyone; not to mention 14 division ii athletic teams and over 100 majors to pick from! schedule a tour at http://www.csustan.edu/admissions/visit/ and see what being a warrior is all about! :)

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 79

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am a commuter, so am not involved in campus activities

    Food and Dining

    i don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are designed to be challenging and to prepare students for all aspects of the intended career. The required reading is heavy to cover various perspectives.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you ask a lot of questions, it will keep help you to be able to accomplish what is required and keep you from misunderstanding. The website is not always updated and can be confusing to navigate

    In three sentences

    The courses are very challenging intellectually. CSU Stanislaus has competitive graduate level classes. The campus is large with many trees and small ponds with fountains making it a beautiful campus.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are emergency posts all around the campus if there is ever an emergency.

    What to do for fun

    there's the game room for gamers, the student lounge to relax, various activities posted around campus for certain days, and a gym and track for those who wish to break a sweat.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live in the dorms but a friend of mine does and he says the dorms are quaint.

    Academic Rigor

    great for those who are undeclared. various classes to find what interests you.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to find a major you can stick with; something that will be useful in your career goals.

    In three sentences

    csu stanislaus is great for those who wish to attend an easy going college with flexible schedules, work-study, and very helpful teachers. students here are easy to get along with. i recommend this school to those in the modesto, turlock, and merced areas who are looking to get into a four year csu.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 79

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have an awesome campus police system and everyone looks out for everyone else. I never felt safer!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always a club activity that you can join that fits your needs and desires.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is awesome for everyone, it doesn't matter who you are, how old you are. You are sure to feel free to be you, and comfortable at this school.

    Bang for the buck

    I interviewed the UC Merced next to my home to but choose to attend California Stanislaus State after careful consideration. I choose to drive 30 minutes a day to Stanislaus State, why? because it was $$$ less than a UC and it is beautifully laid out. when you compare all your loans, and what it costs to attend college, the cost differences between the two schools was unbelievable! I believe this school has the biggest bang for your buck! I am so glad I decided to attend CSUSTAN over any other school, Price wise is just a small part of it

    What to do for fun

    Every month there is an outside get away activity for all the people who want to have fun to join in on, and if your afraid of people and feel you can't hang out with that many people, there is always special little events to do. There are get together and games to play in the dinning hall. Ski trips and rafting to do. Every month there is an activity posted for sign ups to go have fun. There is a park like setting if you just would like to sit outdoors and listen to the birds and the water falls and watch the ducks and geese you can do that to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is exceptionally great! You can eat as healthy as you wish at an affordable price, with many day specials that are sure to tantalize your tastes and satisfy your tummy.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but many of my classmates do, and I see them all happy and well adjusted and pleased with the environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the staff is the best I have ever had the pleasure in learning from. The instructors are personal with you, and dedicate in giving you as much time with you as possible so that they can help you be successful. They are compassionate and dedicated people,everyone of them. If you want to meet with them they are always there for you. It is their goal to serve you to make this the best learning environment for your success.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend you ask as many questions as possible and don't hesitate to ask for help. Everyone on campus in every department is there for you and you only! There is no stupid question other than the one you didn't ask.

    In three sentences

    This was the smoothest transfer experience I could have dreamed for. Everyone on campus has been completely dedicated in helping me meet my academic goals and making me feel at home. The entire staff on campus has been personally friendly and helpful with the main goal in helping me meet my educational and personal goals.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security has provided emergency stations through out campus that alert for help if needed. University police also circulate the campus throughout the day and respond to calls immediately.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing students are highly recommended for CSU Stanislaus. there is an amazing nursing program offered for undergraduate student and student who want to receive there BS after being a nurse with an AS degree.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different clubs to join on campus. Being an active part of the university will increase networking capabilities between professors, other students, and many organizations.

    Food and Dining

    It can get crowded during the busiest lunch hour, but everything moves pretty quickly overall. There are many places where food is sold and is distributed around campus. The cafe sells burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The cafeteria sells a larger variety of different foods from Mexican to Italian to wraps and salads.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a four year university, so professors really expect you to learn and apply what you learn on exams. The work load varies depending on different professors and courses, but dedication must be applied to pass each course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to deadlines, and check your student email constantly. All important e-mails will be sent to your student e-mail account, not your personal e-mail account.

    In three sentences

    I give this school a 9 out of 10. It is a great school for people who enjoy a calm learning environment. The computer system is also extremely easy to navigate, so adding, dropping, and wait listing for courses is easy and user friendly. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you talk to other students to choose the best professors.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school, with friendly people that make you feel right at home.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There isnt to much to do for fun in Turlock besides going to the movies, but the Student Union and Warrior Activities Center is constantly putting on activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, but it can get expensive, especially if you eat in main dining, or the Warrior Grill often.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms! I made some of my best friends while living in the dorms. There are always activities going on, and we were always getting to know eachother and hanging out.

    Academic Rigor

    While some classes are easy, the majority of classes I've taken in the chemistry department and the psychology department are extremely challenging. The teachers expect a lot out of their students, but are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Joining clubs and intramural sports is a great way to make friends. The school is pretty small so after a while you will begin to know a lot of people and eventually everybody becomes a friend of a friend.

    In three sentences

    Stanislaus is a very beautiful and peaceful campus, with plenty of new buildings it certainly feels like you get what you pay for. There are many programs and clubs to get involved in. The teachers are helpful and knowledgable.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The warrior day is always fun to attend. The school also puts on many plays and concerts, some free others no more than $10 for students. There are also activites going on in the quad almost every day.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is very good. There are also multiple places to go for a meal or quick snack. Its very convineint and affordable. There are also some good places to eat right across the street from the school.

    Dorm Life

    I do not stay in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had no problems with enforcement.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you fully understand how to use blackboard.com. Also make friends with an academic advisor as they are extremely helpfull.

    In three sentences

    I think it is a great school. The campus is wonderful and I have greatly loved all of my professors so far. Also the website is very easy to use and extremely usefull.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an on campus police station. The campus is fairly safe.

    Greek Life

    Even though there are Sororities and Fraternities they do not have houses, the city doesn't allow them to have houses. But that doesn't stop them from being close not brothers and sisters.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs and activities that are available for every type student or major. The clubs that focus on your major are very helpful for you to reach your goals.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in a small school with not that many students in a classroom than this is your school. If you focus a lot more on your academics than your social life this is the school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has several ponds which come with several ducks and geese. The ponds are a nice place to sit next to when you want to relax and just hang out with friends, study, or just read a book, you can also go for a night walk.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, there isn't that much to do for fun if you don't have a car or other means of transportation. The city of Turlock, CA is small, but you always have Modesto not to far to visit to go to the mall. You may go to the movie theatre in Turlock, take walks around the campus, or go to parties that are held by the students.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dinning areas are great. There is always something different on the menu. The only thing is you get somewhat tired and miss home cooked meals. Don't let that discourage you from eating on campus. The food is always warm. You can also order something that isn't already out.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are like your typical dorms. It is more like having an apartment, that you sure with other people of the same sex. The living environment is very free you can do what you want just as long as it doesn't go against the housing rules. Housing and Residential life helps you in any way possible, they want you to succeed in school.

    Academic Rigor

    Your academics should always be number one. If you let your social life get in the way it will be noted. Professors are willing to help you out of class they have specific hours that they are in their office to answer any questions that you may have. The things you go over in class will be on test make sure to pay attention and attend class.

    Tips for prospective students

    What ever you do don't get sucked into the social life so much. Your social life is what affects your grades. You need to study for every test, and do your homework on time. If a professor allows you to turn in your assignment more than once after they give you feedback make sure to do it. Everything helps.

    In three sentences

    The school is small, which means small class sessions and more time with the professor. The campus is extremely lovely, in fact, people that live near by walk around the campus. Dorms are amazing the are more like apartments if anything.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since I have been at this campus, I have not come across something dangerous. I feel it is safe to even be on campus late at night.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is wonderful for students who like small campuses and who are easy going and laid back.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a nice spot in front of the campus that I have seen many people go to celebrate their birthday there.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, one can sit on the benches and watch the ducks swim in the pond. I find that to be really relaxing.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of various foods, but some can be a little over priced.

    Dorm Life

    Most students in the dorms know other dorm students; it is an easy way to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful about where you are going as there are many duck poop.

    In three sentences

    The campus is nice, calm and very relaxing. The professors I have had so far are very helpful. The environment is lovely with ponds that make staying on campus peaceful.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Turlock is just a few hours away from everything, including the beach or the mountains. Locally, there is a mall and a movie theatre to hang out at on the weekends. Additionally, there are bowling allies, downtown bars, and small amusement parks locally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors!! Go to their office hours; they are required to be there to answer your questions, so take them up on it!

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful; there are geese and ducks that walk around. The professors are underpaid and over worked but still care about the students. Tuition rises every year, but is still low compared to other Universities.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe on the campus. There are the campus police right there on campus and the blue poles every where whenever in need of help.

    Greek Life

    Amazing. Can't wait to start up.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great there are all sorts of clubs for anybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Multicultural college.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, sports, dances, community service, involvement with the school, plays and lots more.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great try to not enjoy it too much though. Join freshmen 15.

    Dorm Life

    I am not going to live in the dorms but they look like they are nice and it is a good way to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Great. Use the office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Do not go to school just to go to school. Make friends and join clubs.

    In three sentences

    It has a great education program and I can't wait to start school there. People are friendly and willing to help you with any questions or even if your lost. It's a great college to get involved more than just school like clubs and sports.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like to walk around and enjoy the shade because there are so many trees here.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is pretty big and nice, however the food is not that great at all.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but I have heard that the dorms are not that great depending on the person you share the dorm with.

    Academic Rigor

    The course that I have taken so far are not hard yet they are not easy. Just keep up and do your work and you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to always be to class on time and always do your homework.

    In three sentences

    This campus is really great. It is calming and so peaceful which is great for studying. The staff are also just so helpful and great, they make you feel so welcomed.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Play softball

    Dorm Life

    not staying in a dorm.

    In three sentences

    Like what I see so far.Looks like it has everything I need and am looking for in a university.Freindly people so far.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be on top of knowing what classes you need to take because getting a meeting with an advisor is like pulling teeth.

    In three sentences

    Overall the professors are wonderful and generally very helpful. However, the other staff such as the enrollment office and academic advisors are very hard to get a hole of and not helpful in the least bit.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Although CSU Stan may be in a small town, and most may believe that there is not much to do for fun, this small town may surprise you. While getting a good education from a wonderful staff who is willing to help, CSU Stan can offer many fun activities and good times.

    What to do for fun

    CSU Stan is located in a small suburb that has a beautiful downtown. The downtown sort of looks like a scene out of a movie. There are many places to eat and shop. Also, CSU Stan is not to far from San Francisco, which is a city that has many adventures to be discovered.

    Food and Dining

    I know there might be rumors about the cafeteria food at colleges, but to be honest, the food at CSU Stan is quite good. The times that I have eaten at the cafe, the food has always been something new.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at CSU Stan is wonderful. There are many benefits from living on campus, such as; free printing, a game room, a pool, fun activities, and a home and family away from home. Plus, unlike most colleges, students have the option of having a room to themselves, as oppose to sharing it with one or more persons.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the work may be challenging at some points, the professors are more than happy to help you get through it. As long as the student continues to ask questions when they come across their mind, the academic part of college should not be too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the helpful staff who never seems to get tiered. Do not feel intimidated to ask an questions that you have, the staff is there to help you. Just keep in mind that no matter how much help there may be; no one can complete your education for you, you must be the driver of your education.

    In three sentences

    CSU Stanislaus is a beautiful-green campus, located in a small suburb. The staff at CSU Stanislaus is amazing; every single time that I have called or walked in with questions: my questions were always answered quickly and correctly, the staff at CSU Stanislaus is always willing to help with a smile. Last, but not least, the campus is safe and is surrounded by many fun adventures: it is surrounded by several shopping centers, and is located not to far from San Francisco; a city that never sleeps.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the safety is great. there is campus all over the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    chicano club, salsa club,

    Great for these types of students

    yes

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    usually the schools treats freshmen really good

    Bang for the buck

    its great

    What to do for fun

    student union offers many activites

    Academic Rigor

    the school has a great system.

    Tips for prospective students

    study or you will fail thats for sure.

    In three sentences

    csu stanislaus is a great school. the teacher are great. The environment is great.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Gem of a University that is on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, camping, kayaking, and cycling are activities that I've done close to here and it's about 1 hour to the Bay Area (San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Etc...)

    Food and Dining

    I live close so I don't eat at the university

    Dorm Life

    Not living in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    You get what out what you put in. Do your research and you will find that the professors here are not slouches but ones that truly are advancing learning in many fields.

    In three sentences

    A nice State school that feels very personal. Big enough to not be know if that is your thing and small enough to get around quickly on foot and get to know everyone.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Is okay!!

    Dorm Life

    I heard the dorm life is great!!

    Academic Rigor

    Fairly Hard

    In three sentences

    I heard its phenomenal

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus Saftey is quite excellent. There are campus police around the school at all times. I personally feel very safe walking around campus at any time of the day.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do in college that are fun. There are sororities and fraternities to join. There are also clubs and groups that are friendly to all new members. The sports and teams also seem fun and interesting. There are monthly events on school campus for the community as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent, but the prices are a little expensive. There is also not very much variety with the food that is available but the food that they have is very good.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus but I have visited a friend in a dorm and they seem comfortable. However, the dorms are a little small.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers give a fair amount of homework and mostly based on the readings or notes in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest change for new students is that there is a lot more reading in college than there was in high school. The most important thing to do is read on time. The reading actually helps you in every class and opens your mind to new perspectives.

    In three sentences

    Since I started CSU Stanislaus I have encountered a nice, friendly environment. There are a lot of people willing to help you if you are lost or need academic help. The teachers are also very understanding if you talk to them and need help.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. If you have a late nigh class, do not worry. There is always security on campus to walk you to your car just in case you feel a bit uneasy. The location of the school is great too because it has a really low crime rate.

    What to do for fun

    The student rec. center always has new activities on the weekends. You do have to pay a minimal fee for those, but it is always fun. They go hiking in Yosemite, hang out by the beach in Santa Cruz. Trips are planned to just about anywhere within 2 hours.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! I love it. When I have to stay on campus late, The Warrior Grill never fails me. The food there is great and moderately priced.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at this school know how much to challenge you. They teach what you need to learn and they are always really nice. The work load can get heavy at times, but it is the same at all schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not want to go to a big city, but still want to go to a great college, this is it. It is located in Turlock, CA. It is not a very big city but it is a nice little town. The campus is located near the heart of the town, so it works out great.

    In three sentences

    This campus is very beautiful and full of water. The professors are great and the staff is amazing. This campus is not too big, but it is not small either.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Their English instructors want you to succeed, so they encourage students to visit their offices. I did, and it was a productive experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs to join, and almost every month some field trip is planned.

    Food and Dining

    They have great a great salad bar. The food has all the variety you need.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes require for students to stay on top of their assignments. There isn't much room for lazy students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't miss out on all the opportunities this college provides.

    In three sentences

    It has creative instructors that want you to succeed. It has great programs for everyone. It is very helpful to students, and tries to help them with every aspect of their college experience.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Glad they have safety shuttles ready to take you to your car at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs on campus to get involved with.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that the money used for tuition is being put for good use.

    What to do for fun

    The University always has something going on, you can go to the on campus gym and participate in classes or the students hold little events here and there for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack, keep up on all your work.

    In three sentences

    Great Campus. All the Professors are friendly and offer help when needed. I feel comfortable here.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a game room you can go to. You can go get food from main dining. And there are always events being put on for students.

    Food and Dining

    AMAZING!!!! The food is amazing! i love the main dining hall, it's a great place to work and hang out.

    Dorm Life

    i don't live in the dorms, but i hear that they are pretty fun!

    Academic Rigor

    this school is very academic, and very focused on acedemics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a parking pass, don't be shy, and if you need help from a teacher don't be afraid to ask.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is amazing and there is so much to do! The teachers are friendly and will help the students. Everyone is very nice and its easy to make friends.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a very safe campus with a police station on campus located next to the dorms. During night classes you can even schedule to be picked up and taken to you car my a security officer.

    Greek Life

    Several Alpha Gamma Clubs are active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of groups from Hispanic Heritage to the rainbow club.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working schools that want to get in and get out!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We always have wacky things going on the first few weeks so school. Dance offs in the quad and so forth.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition has gone up but it is that way every where. CSU has raised grants to help cover the cost of raised tuition so it levels out.

    What to do for fun

    Warrior Day is always awesome! We have a GYM that is free to students and the dining hall is always full. We are a wet campus so you can drink on campus!

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome! I love to grab a bit to eat in moms cafe before I hit a class.

    Dorm Life

    Laid back with looks of activities for all walks of life.

    Academic Rigor

    Go to rate your professors before you take any class. We have some teachers that are over the top!

    Tips for prospective students

    The parking pass is over prices and there is rarely spaces available; walk into campus. Is good for you and you get to enjoy all the animal life on campus; tons of ducks with their babies.

    In three sentences

    I love my CSU school for three simply reasons; variety of classes and availability, the staff, and the atmosphere. There is nothing more relaxing then sitting up a shade tree and reading a text book. The staff go above and beyond to ensure you successful at their school.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We are the second safest CSU campus in California.

    Greek Life

    There are only three national sororities and two national fraternities. All the other ones are local. There are about fifteen fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over eighty clubs, you can also get involved in code red, which plans the school wide events.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want the experience of a private school, since it is small compared to others. Students who like to get involved. If they are want smaller teacher to student ratio. If they like nature because the campus looks like a big park with a lot of trees and lakes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the welcome back concert, which takes place the first month of fall semester and it is really fun. We have a performer and free food and activities for the students. We also have Warrior Day, which is in the spring before finals week and it is a bigger concert where most students g and have fun. There are many more activities. It is held on a Friday and classes get canceled for the day.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it is a university, it is a little expensive. Most people there receive scholarships or some sort of financial aid. The university has a wide range of scholarships they offer for all sorts of students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many events held on campus at different times, which are flexible with class hours. Usually, every Wednesday there is an activity in the quad and free stuff! There are events put on later in the evening for those who have class in the morning or afternoon. Many clubs and organizations have socials, which are really fun and you get to know a lot of people there.

    Food and Dining

    At first, the food is really good. There are many different types of foods to choose from. If you eat on campus regularly, you will get tired of the food. It's a little on the expensive side.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the freshman dorms are shared. The upper class dorms have separate rooms. There are many activities that the room advisers put on, so take advantage of them. You get to know a lot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are to the point. The professors are very knowledgeable and they are willing to help if you have trouble with learning the information.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs and get to know your professors. Play sports and get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    It is small. The faculty is extremely helpful. The people there are friendly.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Less expensive than the U.C.'s

    Food and Dining

    They have quite a few choices.

    Dorm Life

    Safe.

    Academic Rigor

    I hear it's really good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early!

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is pretty safe nothing to be worried about there are police on campus and the blue emergency buttons,located all around campus,if anything ever happens and you feel in danger the police can escort you wherever you are going.

    Clubs and Activities

    Personally I haven't joined a club yet, but there are clubs who are always recruiting members you just need to talk to the president of the club.

    Great for these types of students

    For those who are from suburban areas and love the sun and hot weather this is the place for you. There are ducks on campus whoever is a duck person would love this campus. As well as, those who want a small school and want to build a strong bond between professors and classmates.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best place on campus I would say is at the second floor of the library. The view is incredible specially during the fall and winter season.

    Food and Dining

    The main dinning hall is always serving fast food for breakfast there are egg omelet, and pancakes. For lunch they have pizza, subway type if sandwich and yes you can take the food out of the dinning hall. It is expensive though.

    Dorm Life

    Next semester I wil be moving into the dorms I've heard that the RA's are great advisors, very friendly people. Also, it is close to the gym and you get to meet a lot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Since I went to a college prep high school I felt that personally I was challenged more in high school than in college. I'm not trying to say that college is a piece of cake because at points there are challenging times such as finals and essays, but there's help I had a tutor for my English class who helped me a lot. His feedback was so helpful that a passed my English class with an A. College is about doing the necessary work studying it so that when being tested it then is a piece of cake.

    Tips for prospective students

    I had a tough time attending school events my first semester freshmen year because I couldn't afford living in the dorms so I commuted. I would advice that during the summer save up some money so that financially you are prepared to pay tuition as well as room and board. Get involve there is sororities and fraternities but there are clubs to join as well. The professors are there to help you and are always making an effort to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    California State University, Stanislaus is located in Turlock, California and is small school. The advantage of it being a small school is that one has the opportunity to get to know the people around them easily since it's a small campus. Though it is located in a suburban area there is a lot going on during the beginning of the school year.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is in a relatively safe area, pretty calm most of the time.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities to choose from

    Bang for the buck

    Overall the school is pretty affordable, especially for a state university in California.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few bars around campus which are very good to just hang out, if clubs is what you want the nearest ones are about 15 miles away in Modesto. The university is always hosting events, and student clubs, so there are always things students can get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous options of eateries off campus, and that are very near by so you will never get bored. the food on campus is good as well, but it can get pricey.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms so I cannot give an accurate response.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload is manageable and in no way difficult if you put in the time and actually try to do your work. The accessibility to your professors is also great, especially when you are stuck on a difficult assignment. Overall its nothing impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to communicate with your professors and establish good professional relationships that will benefit you down the road. Learn to manage your time wisely, learn to make academics your priority and not your social life.

    In three sentences

    It is a relatively small school, in a great area. It's very affordable, and allows for very personal relationships with your professors. It is a great school overall for anyone wishing to attend this university

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school is pretty safe. Police are kind people. They look out for you.

    Greek Life

    Fraternity and Sorority is big on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs for your major.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that aren't looking for a party school. Students that are looking for a relaxed college. Its much of a commuter school.

    Bang for the buck

    The schools tuition is actually one of the cheapest of the CSU system. It is a beautiful campus and everyone is nice here.

    What to do for fun

    There is a hookah bar off campus and there are some events they have in the quad during the day. They have a little grill on campus where students hang out at.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good. There is a variety of things you can eat on campus. Th dorm food gets bored after a while though. The food can be a little pricey .

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not what you would expect at a epic college. Not much partying. The people are nice though and you can meet new people by going to the events they have. They do have free trips to six flags and movie theater.

    Academic Rigor

    The college curriculum is pretty straightforward. The professors are nice and most are there to help you. The science department has had bad stories about professors not bring helpful. I wouldn't recommend coming here for a natural science degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus because if you don't, you wont make many friends and won't enjoy the college.

    In three sentences

    This college is a small diverse community. The class sizes are small and everyone interacts with each other. The campus is beautiful and quiet.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Small School = Small Crime

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is pretty big on campus. Being that CSU Stan is a smaller school the Greek Life gets a lot more attention. There are plenty of nation and regional fraternities and sororities for anyone looking to join. Only bad part no houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to get involved in here. The clubs may not be as diverse and large like bigger schools, but if you want to get involved you can.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want to go to college and still live at home. A large portion of the student body is local. People who want to get away from home, but want to attend a smaller university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Warrior Day is the long standing tradition here. It is a concert at the end of the year. StanFest is a newly established tradition which consist of a community festival, and concert for the students.

    Bang for the buck

    When is comes to bang for your buck it doesn't get much better than CSU Stanislaus.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and Organizations. Food. Friends. Greek Life.

    Food and Dining

    This is one area I think CSU Stanislaus need to improve on. There is not much as far as on campus food options, being that a single company own's the food distribution rights on campus. But! within a couple blocks there is plenty of good food options.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live in the dorms, but had many friends from who did. Seems like they enjoyed the dorm life a lot. Housing is constantly putting on events for students in the dorms. Dorms are pretty nice, roomy compared to many other schools. Overall it's not a bad option if you can pay for it.

    Academic Rigor

    I am somewhat biased to non-science classes in this area since everything else is easy compared to science courses. I think this school on par academically with any other CSU or UC. Plenty of challenging course and some not so challenging. There are many great professors in each field, and very few bad ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in student life. CSU Stanislaus has a lot to offer if you take a some time to get involved in on campus activities.

    In three sentences

    Small commuter school. Somewhat of a hidden gem with many opportunities. Great education at a good (steadily increasing) price.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We were nominated as one of the safest campuses in California!

    Greek Life

    One word, Amazing. If you are looking to find long lasting friendships then greek life if your way.

    What to do for fun

    During the summer they have this SLP program and it is super fun, the last day everyone gets to go rafting and its FREE!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but it could be better.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms but my friends have and they seem to like it.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professor may seem to not care about your education but that to me is just a sign for you to try your best!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs and organizations, there is no better way to meet people than to make friends with the ones who believe in what you believe.

    In three sentences

    CSU Stanislaus is a university devoted to the betterment of the students and faculty. It's clubs and organizations give the university life and a chance to bring everyone together. Professors may seem mean at times but they are only looking forward to your future.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always campus police around. After night classes they will even provide rides to the dorms and to the parking lots if requested.

    Greek Life

    There is a small greek community and it can be very cliquey, even amongst the same organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot to choose from but it is difficult to figure out when they meet. Many are selective as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want to get in and get out and do not dwell as much on social life.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're involved with a club or organization there is a lot to do, if not it gets a little lonely.

    What to do for fun

    This school is slightly in the middle of nowhere so there is not much to do, but if you do not mind the drive Yosemite is fairly close to go on a day trip.

    Food and Dining

    Mom's or the Warrior Grill has good food, good music, and is a great place to hang out with friends or study. It is conveniently located in the center of campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    As for any school, some classes and teachers are extremely difficult, while others are not. It is not as simple as a community college or high school, but it is no where near as difficult as a UC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. It is easy to get lost in college but having something to belong to will help you out when you need to have your home away from home.

    In three sentences

    7. It is a smalle school which makes class sizes small and you get more attention. However, signing up for classes and getting the ones you need is such a challenge.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a dominant trait about this school. The center of the school, also known as the Quad, is packed with the greek's tables. Also, you can see many, many people wearing their fraternity's/sorority's letters.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a variety of clubs on campus from Geology to protecting the cats on campus. There isn't something that doesn't suit your fancy. I am currently in the Faculty Mentor Program which enables students to create a closer bond with the professors around campus on a much more personal level outside the classroom.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is ideal for people who live near the town of Turlock and for people who are looking for an easier level of workload compared to UCs.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is average when it comes to Tuition but the town itself is generally cheap to live in. The burden of coming up with housing isn't that big of an issue compared to many of the other state schools.

    What to do for fun

    Outside the campus, there is absolute nothing but restaurants, but if you get involved on campus with clubs/organizations it makes up for it. By being involved, it makes it easier for you to know about fun events and gatherings.

    Food and Dining

    There is only about 5 places on campus where there is food and they are all owned by the school. There are no outside vendors like Subway or Panda Express on campus. The food can get a little overrated but for the majority they have a lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms themselves are structured like individual apartment complexes. The exit of the dormitory leads to the outside and not a jail-like hallway. Each dormitory has their own bathroom and shower space to up to 6 people. The Housing Staff is incredible because they make tons of events like field trips to Santa Cruz, Gilroy Outlets, and SF Giants games.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education classes are interesting and tough but with enough focus and studying they are very easy classes to pass. When it comes to the major courses, it becomes a lot more difficult but with the same concept of enough focus and studying will get you a passing grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a great transition from high school to college this is the right school to go to. There is a small teacher to student ratio which takes it to a much more personal level. The advisers are very helpful on getting you to the right pathway and get you on the right track!

    In three sentences

    This is a small-sized school that is mainly a commuter school. The campus is very appealing to the eye because it has 5 ponds, lots of trees, and the architecture of the buildings are unique. There is even some wildlife there like foxes, ducks, and geese.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe and really nice. There are rare crime alerts on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're really into school and that's your priority, then you'll definitely want to be here.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors range from really bad to really good.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are outgoing and you like to go out with friends, then you probably wouldn't want to be in Turlock. Turlock is a town only for people who are planning to go just for school.

    In three sentences

    Stanislaus is a nice college and it has really wonderful surroundings. I would give this school a rating of about 5 out of 10. I am attending this college, but it really just isn't for me.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Own police, and students driving around all night checking. They are always int eh loop of all activities planed, and are ready before hand.

    Greek Life

    They are big on philanthropy, and it shows with how many contacts they have.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are active every semester with dunk your professor, and resume workshops. They will help you chose what classes to take and when to take them.

    Great for these types of students

    Not just book smart but applying what you know to the field. All the knowledge int eh world will not prepare you for work if you cant do what you are reading.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A relaxing tide pool, with a small fall away from classrooms, but near the dorm. This allows a close place to get away and relax between classes.

    Bang for the buck

    The unit cap of 15 hurts because it limits how many classes you can take but keeps the price the same. Tough to get more units, but possible. Not Harvard cost, but certainly more than a JC.

    What to do for fun

    The clubs host a weekly activities on the quad, and sports are playing every week or so. The library offers loan laptops and so many books you could play dominoes with the book cases.

    Food and Dining

    THE BEST bacon cheese burger I have ever had. Lots of variety, and even preprocessed food for added sugar and no wait time. lots of places to sit, and great view of the campus. Food is made to order by a private catering company, and quickly served.

    Dorm Life

    The fire alarm goes off a bit often but the room are clean. The spaces are snug but not confining.

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult classes, more so when you get into the specific sections. However, they are passable if you buckle down and ask the teacher questions. The teachers will help but will not give you a pity grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in touch of your clubs that are connected to your major, they know what classes you are going to take and need to take.

    In three sentences

    A school that prides itself on classes that are rigorous, but prepare you for the field that you will be entering. The people are overall friendly, and want to help you. While you may groan going to classes, you will perk up once the classes going because they are interesting.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There aren't many thing to do for fun but there are a variety of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    The food is absolutely horrendous. There isn't much variety and the dining areas available aren't very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    There are some events that take place but the community isn't very close. The RA's need to be better chosen because they are not very good.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes and professors that you choose the classes can be very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you know how to find any information that you may need on your own because from the experience I've had the advisers are absolutely horrible.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and the professors are great. The classes are small and the environment is comfortable. Administration and advisers have a lot of work to do to be considered even remotely good though.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe.. unless I parked off campus at night, but even then, just carry your keys in your hand all the time. In day time, no problems. There's even campus security to take you to your car if you want.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of them. Everyone can find their nitch, if they just ask around.

    Clubs and Activities

    I never joined one, but I should have. This school has a lot to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students! There are fraternity's and sorority's, there's clubs, and study rooms for everybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's always something going on in the quad EVERY week, usually Wednesdays.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school, academics, and people. 5/5 STARS!

    What to do for fun

    They have a game room! Spend a few bucks for hours of fun on a table or with a console, or just hang out and watch tv for free!

    Food and Dining

    There' a beautiful dining hall with great breakfast and lunch. There's actually several places around campus to grab a meal, snack, or coffee on the go.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live on campus, but the students that I know that do, really like it. :)

    Academic Rigor

    I've always learned a lot in all my classes. Study hard and you will be rewarded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Organize your schedule around your classes! It's tough to get in, ask your work to compromise, not your education!

    In three sentences

    I love this school. There are a lot of ducks and ponds. Great professors.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt incredibly safe on this campus. I walked around campus several times at the middle of the night and never had an issue. The campus police are always around and are very helpful. They also offer a self-defense class for students.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great here! They try to spend a lot of time together. They have a lot of competitions with each other as well, like Greek Olympics. The Greek Life here will definitely keep you busy if you join. It also makes up a decent size of the students here.

    What to do for fun

    Go to activities in the dorms or on campus. Depending on the group of friends you have, you may go out and do stuff around town.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan here is great! I had so many friends complain about how jealous they were about my meal plan. They seriously give freshmen more than you can possibly use. The food has good days and bad days. It seems to depend on the meal. They also have a convenience store on campus and two other meal areas to eat aside from the cafe for people living on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have been told the dorms are nicer than most California universities. They are set up more like an apartment building rather than the hallways most schools have. The furniture is nothing extraordinary but most, if not all, of them have kitchens included. Most of the dorms have individual rooms for the students. They also have multiple pools, a game room, and a computer lab just for students.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too bad if you actually do work. There will be the occasionally teacher that has incredibly high expectations but most classes are doable. Most of the teachers are willing to work with you during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active on campus! This a commuter school, so it can be a little tough to make friends. The Greek Life here is a great way to be involved. It has also helped students get jobs on campus.

    In three sentences

    This school has a beautiful campus. It is very relaxing to study outside with the ponds and trees surrounding the campus. The school is not very big, so getting to classes does not take as much time as other universities. The teachers are helpful and the students are friendly.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The town is quiet, so there is not very much open late at night, but the ocean, mountains, and major cities are within an hour and a half of California State University, Stanislaus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are fair, although some are quite difficult, if students take great notes and read the books, the classes are all passable.

    In three sentences

    They have some of the best teachers at California State University, Stanislaus. The school ground is beautiful; it is surrounded by beautiful trees and magnificent ducks. This is a great university and they have one of the best Liberal Studies program.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Turlock is a pretty small town that is basically in the middle of no where so you kind of have to make your own fun. The closest mall is about 30 minutes away in Modesto and that is going to be your destination for most things fun. There are multiple places to eat that are pretty close to the school and there are a few pretty big shopping centers in Turlock. There is also a movie theater about 10 minutes away in downtown Turlock. It's small but there are things you can do to have fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good for the most part and there is quite a bit of variety. They have the cafe that is specifically for people who live in the dorms and then there is the Warrior Grill and Main Dining that are both located in the middle of campus and are for all students. They have a wide variety of things and are also very accommodating to students like myself with various food allergies.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a very nice, fun, and hand on way to experience college life at Stanislaus. I lived in the dorms for my first two years and really enjoyed the experience. The dorms themselves are more like apartments and most of them have a kitchen. Most of the dorms have 4 people living in 4 separate rooms so you have your own bedroom. As a freshman, however, you do have the opportunity to share a bedroom with one or two other people if you choose. The dorms offer a lot of fun opportunities and free things to do like trips to the movies, the beach, the Zoo, amusement parks and surrounding cities like San Francisco. There are also perks like a swimming pool, hot tub, and free printing and laundry. There is also a computer lab that is free to use for residents. This is also a great way to make friends in college and is where I met the majority of the people that I became friends with at school. I would definitely recommend the dorm life, especially to incoming freshmen or those transferring to Stanislaus.

    Academic Rigor

    This is incredibly dependent on your major and the classes you are taking. Most of the classes that I have taken thus far have been on the medium to hard side of the academic rigor scale however, most of them didn't require as much actual work as they did study and prep time for tests. For most classes there isn't much busy work or homework but it is mainly keeping up with the reading and studying. This can be a lot but it is usually reasonable and according to the specific class.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the most important things you can do as a student at Stanislaus is to get to know your professors and other students in your classes as well as possible. It is a fairly small school and most of your classes will be under 150 people. Making friends with the people that you sit around is a really good idea and can be incredibly helpful, especially if you think you may have a difficult time with the subject. It's also nice to have someone to chit chat with before class starts and discuss the material of the class and how you're doing on assignments, even if you never talk to them outside of class. Getting to know professors is also very recommended. Most of the professors at Stanislaus are incredibly welcoming and approachable and know that good communication between professor and student is a key to a student's success. These professors are not only there to teach you but they are important resources for you to use when you are having difficulty in the class, need help with grades or even for things like recommendation letters and career advice for the future. You will quickly learn that having a connection with a professor often makes a class much easier and opens doors for greater flexibility, better understanding and even potential friendships.

    In three sentences

    Cal State Stanislaus is a quaint but beautiful school. It is located in a small community and most of the students that attend are from close-by cities and this gives it warm, small town vibe. The people that you encounter on campus are usually friendly and welcoming and the professors are all very kind and good at what they do.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Although Turlock is not a very big town, we do have a theatre and a few bars as well as great restaurants to enjoy!

    Food and Dining

    The Warrior Grill on campus as well as the Dining Hall serve delicious food. Everything is fresh and you can see the people preparing everything right in front of you!

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms but from what my friends who have lived in the dorms say that it is a great experience to live there your first year of college. One meets many different people which make your college experience much more fun!

    Academic Rigor

    CSUS is like any other school when it comes to academics. But what I always say, School should be taken serious, and if you just plan to take all kinds of classes and pass without opening your textbook, think twice! Besides the obstacles a student may find in each class, there is always resources to help you overcome those obstacles.

    Tips for prospective students

    CSUS is the place to be! The academic advisors are extremely helpful and the programs offered for student achievement are extremely awesome!

    In three sentences

    CSU Stanislaus is very welcoming with all its helpful staff. The scenery is gorgeous and unforgettable. I would not consider going anywhere else but here!

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many telephones to call the police in case of an emergency. There is also services if you need a ride to your car if you take late night classes.

    Greek Life

    There are several Sororities and Fraternities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs and activities that are available, some I can name are: Christian Club, Sociology Club, Criminal Justice Club, M.E.Ch.A, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love to play video games there is a game room for all the video game lovers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Wednesday we wear our school pride colors and can get discounts in the dining room. For cancer awareness month fraternity members dress in bras.

    Bang for the buck

    You have to have money in your pocket always. You need it to print, eating, and buying treats or clothing at school.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the computer lab. Read a book. Play video games at the game room. Hang out in the Lounge. Join a club or the Greek life

    Food and Dining

    College is already expensive and talking about food in college is expensive aswell. It is better to just bring something from home, they have microwaves around campus if needed.

    Academic Rigor

    If you have trouble understanding a professor or trouble passing the class, just visit the professors office hours and ask them to explain in one in one or just use the tutoring services available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Seat in front of the class in order to pay more attention and be able to be recognize by the professors. Therefore they will be able to get to know you better and help you when you need it. Join a club or greek life to have more friends and network. Study at the library!! Also, ask the professors if their books will be on RESERVE that means that you can read, do your homework, or make copies of the book for two hours instead of wasting your money and paying more than $200 for some of them.

    In three sentences

    All the staff around campus at least all the one's I have encounter are all very nice. It is a small college so the buildings are not to far away. Services offered are great.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Many opportunities to join a club.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some hard courses, but teachers are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take all your required courses on time. Check for specific courses that are only offered a certain semester, or else this will get you behind.

    In three sentences

    Excellent professors. Plenty of help offered at the school. The school is very beautiful and makes you feel right at home.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Absolutely nothing. If you want to do something, drive to another city. This little city barely even has places to eat with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food and there's always a variety. However, it's rather expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and clean, and they offer a community pool and basketball courts in the courtyard, but if you're someone who doesn't like crammed space I wouldn't recommend it. Even the so called suites are crammed, so I can't imagine what the normal dorm rooms are like!

    Academic Rigor

    If you're taking GE requirements, I'd say its actually easier than high school considering you don't really get homework, so just spend most of your time studying. It's easy when you manage your time wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make sure to take lots of notes, study for every exam, don't procrastinate, and most importantly: get to know your instructors! It could mean the difference between a high B and an A.

    In three sentences

    It is a nice school with professors who really care about their students. The campus is clean, but rather small and there is no real unique thing about it that makes you want to go there if you were to base your decision on the looks of the campus alone. I'd give it a 7 out of 10.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's kind of scary walking around at night, but they do have night shuttles available.

    Greek Life

    We have a Greek system, but we don't have any sorority or fraternity houses. The chapters are very involved on campus and partying isn't really issue with them.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a lot of clubs and orgs but it's hard to find out when they meet.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all kinds of people. I have a friend from LA who goes here and she loves it. This is also a really good school if you are looking to be a Business Major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a lot of ducks on campus. Don't know it it's relevant but hey?

    Bang for the buck

    The dorms are very nice. The college also charges you a flat rate for classes depending on whether you are a full or part time student.

    What to do for fun

    The nightlife isn't that great. Your best bet for fun is hanging in the dorms with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is a lot better than I thought it would be. The main downside is that main dining closes at 2, and thats only the only place to get good food on campus. Residence dining is good sometime, but not as good as Main Dining. Thankfully there also a lot of off campus options for food near by.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are very nice. I don't live on campus, but I've seen them. They are like small apartments. They all have kitchens and you have the option to live by yourself. They are much nicer than other dorms I've seen at other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    We have better professors than people think we do. Classes are engaging and always interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn where everything is and what services are offered.

    In three sentences

    It may seem like carppy school, but it's amazing. The Business Program and the community here are amazing. It's not too big and is very pretty.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university police are always on duty, the area is great therefore you do not have much to worry about.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone, if you don't like what you see make your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    If your a shy student going here is great, the classroom sizes are small which you would learn to start opening up a little. (Tip: try to leave your area and go some place different, you would grow not only in your education but as a person as well.)

    What to do for fun

    Attend activities in housing, every Wednesday there are activities in the quad which you can win free things.

    Food and Dining

    There will be a time when the food gets old but there are a number of restaurants around campus; across the streets to two miles away which is not bad too if you do not have a car.

    Dorm Life

    It's great there are a lot of fun activities for the students and you meet different people. Activities ranges from school to out of the city, such as a trip to Yosemite. All activities are free for housing students.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course it depends on the class and your interest in it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask questions during orientation, get involved in college an do not forget to balance study time and fun.

    In three sentences

    CSU Stan is a wonderful college if your looking for a small school. The professors are there when you need them and are always willing to help. Since this is a small school the student to faulty ratio is 21:1.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are wonderful! They will escort you to your car if you have night classes and the campus feels really secure.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't pet or feed the wildlife. They will attack you.

    Bang for the buck

    RENT your text books.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot you can do on and around the campus. Lot's of outdoor stuff. the sporting events are fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Grille is a great place to eat and the prices are reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work depending on your major varies. You are expected to do the work and at times there is a lot of it to be done. Procrastination will hurt you in the long run. Stay on top of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour and learn about all the different resources the campus has to offer.

    In three sentences

    CSU Stanislaus is a beautiful campus with lots of helpful instructors and staff. I have enjoyed my classes thus far.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices on and around campus! Anything you could possibly want is within walking distance

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small and older but great way to experience campus life

    Academic Rigor

    Stan State has enthusiastic professors who are always willing to take time for their students. Although its a smaller campus it is not lacking in great programs with very qualified professors!

  • 02/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at my school because I always see the police golf carts patrolling throughout campus.

    What to do for fun

    The game room on campus is located right outside the Warrior Grill. There are TVs, pool tables, ping pong tables, and even an Xbox hooked up for anyone to play. It's a great place to be stress-free and enjoy hanging out with friends. The lounge right next to it is the perfect place to just relax and maybe get some shut-eye before your next class.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices on campus are great! They have Italian food, Mexican food, sandwiches, a great variety of drinks and a huge, spacious cafeteria. There are also choices for students who are vegetarians such as salads, veggie burgers, and so much more. Both the cafeteria and the Warrior Grill are great places to eat. For all the Starbucks lovers, we have one on campus!!

    Dorm Life

    The freshmen dorms are very nice. In the ones I have seen, each person gets their own room so you still have your privacy. You just have to share the bathroom and living room. The set-up of the dorms gives a village/neighborhood feel so it is very welcoming.

    Academic Rigor

    The transition from high school to college can be extremely overwhelming. There is so much work in college and it might take some first-year freshmen a while to adjust to that change. The amount of work demanded is highly achievable if students stay focused and make an honest effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Academically, I would strongly advise students NOT to procrastinate on anything. Also, many professors will tell their students that no question is a dumb question, and they are so right!

    In three sentences

    I chose to attend CSU Stanislaus mainly because of the distance. I knew it was close enough that I could still live at home and not miss important family events. Once I went on the campus tour and saw how beautiful it was, I knew 100% that I wanted to go there.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good sense of security on and around campus. Good neighborhood/community.

    Greek Life

    There many fraternities and sororities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    Countless clubs and activities on/off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Student who want quality education, in a mellow setting, and at a fair price.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are plenty of duck ponds and ducks.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get your degree in a minimal amount of time, for manageable price.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty to do and see in Turlock and neighboring towns.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of stuff to do and people to meet.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're a challenged learner or over-achiever it's totally doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class more often than not. Try to stay involved in campus activities. Do your research on Professors so you can get a feel for their teaching style. Show up. Read.

    In three sentences

    Nice campus. Good location. Quality education.

  • 06/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe, the police drive around in these nice sport scars. Not sure if they are Chevy Camaros or Dodge Chargers. People can even drive you around campus at night time, so you don't have to walk in the dark

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of sororities and fraternities. I never planned on joining one because it's pretty much paying for friends and i'd rather be alone on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a bunch of clubs and there is always something new going on in the quad.

    Great for these types of students

    Quiet people that just want to learn. Of course there are fraternities and sororities if you're that kind of person.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, definitely.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do to kill time. You can spend your breaks in the Student lounge, where there is nice furniture and TV screens all over. You can also go to the library and study.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food. You've got a pretty big selection as well. The MSR building even has a Starbucks. There is a grill and a cafeteria and they both have an excellent variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    Never had a dorm here, but i did visit the dorms. They look like they've been there for a while, but it is a pretty old campus. Aside from the exterior, the dorms look roomy and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers at this campus. They are all there to help you. They all usually have office hours and you can always talk to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a way to get around faster, like a bike or a skateboard, i would highly recommend bringing that if you have a problem with walking around. The campus is huge. Before 8 A.M is the best time to find parking, before that good-luck,

    In three sentences

    It's an awesome campus. It's pretty big, clean and quite. If you need a quiet place to study there are many on campus.

  • 06/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out and relax and chill. You have lots of options, either movies or you can go to The City (San Francisco) or Mountains. You have options.

    Food and Dining

    It always could be better, but considering its great!

    Dorm Life

    Best advise, communicate with your roommates sooner than later.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider the location, small town feel. More attention from professors.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus. It's warm (literally) and inviting. You will love it.

  • 07/30/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out between classes, join clubs, and become a part of Greek Life.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat around the campus and there is a small store on campus as well as vending machines all over.

    Dorm Life

    I have not looked at the dorms and won't be living in them so I don't know what to say about that. But from what I've heard, they are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't attended a class yet so I can't really attest a lot to whether the classes are very challenging or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the university before applying and see if the small campus is for you, it doesn't seem very small once you're actually on campus though, and the few times I've been there, I forget I'm in Turlock.

    In three sentences

    There seem to be many places to spend between classes on campus, and my classes are all in one building this semester so that should be nice.

  • 08/13/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Throw the frozen food away. Go eat Stanislaus food instead.

    Dorm Life

    There's a so-called VILLAGE. Must be home-like.

    Academic Rigor

    There's a 24/1 staff to student ratio. The teaching ought to be superb.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your absolute best in high school. Stanislaus is pretty picky. they will only take the best of the best.

    In three sentences

    I believe that they want future students to succeed. I asked help for a college fair and two representatives came along with a huge package full of paraphanelia. Just reading about it encourages me to attend apply when I get the chance.

  • 09/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very well lit at night, so you feel safe while walking to the parking lot or back to the dorms from a late night class. However, if you still feel unsafe, you can call the campus police to walk you to your destination. If you find that you don't need the campus police but would still like some company, there are carts driven by students whose jobs are to drive you to your destination. Not are the campus police around to help make the campus safe, the Turlock police force works to make sure all of the students are safe. Nothing really happens on the campus, but if something were to happen, the students receive an email that provides a warning about the potential dangers.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to chose from in this school. When I first started looking for which club to join, I was a little overwhelmed by the choices. But the benefit of having so many clubs is that you'll find something that suits you. There are also committees within the dorms to choose from, so this school makes it easy for you to get involved. There are lots of sporting events going on on campus. Unfortunately, we don't have a football team, but our basketball and soccer games receive a great crowd. I'm not sure about the other teams because I haven't been to their games yet. It's electrifying to see the crowd go wild as they root for our Warriors. Aside from the school's sports teams, there are intramural sports. There are also some trips for the students to go off campus and have wonderful adventures such as sandboarding, snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, surfing, and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who like the feeling of community. Since CSU Stanislaus is a small school, it is easy to get involved through joining a club, being a part of greek life, or just talking and getting to know lots of people. This school is also great for students who don't want to deal with classes being too full every semester. There are always many options for the days and times of each class. The class sizes are not too large, so it's easier to talk to the professors after class and during their office hours. Sometimes you'll see the professors around campus, so you can exchange a greeting as you're on your way to class.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of food options on campus. There is the main dining hall, which has sandwiches, burritos and tacos, chicken strips and crispy chicken sandwiches, pasta, salad, and more. There is also the Grill, which offers a decent selection, such as flat bread pizza, chicken tenders, nachos, tri tip sandwiches, and other similar items. If you're on the go and need something quick, there is a Pop's convenience store and several vending machines around the campus. Exclusively for dorm residents is the Village Cafe. There is a menu posted every week for that week's meals. There is dinner everyday and brunch every Saturday and Sunday. There are also lots of great food options around town. One of my personal favorites is a restaurant called The Dust Bowl, which is located downtown. They have great burgers and fish and chips. And, if you're 21 or over, they serve some nice beer, if you're into that.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love living in the dorms. I transferred to this school as a Junior, and I'm a Senior now. I've lived in the dorms for both years and it's great! The dorm rooms are like apartments. They contain a kitchen, living room, two half bathrooms (one containing a sink and toilet, the other containing a sink and shower), and there are four bedrooms. There are several housing plans to fit many different budgets. The bedrooms come equipped with a desk and chair, bed and mattress, trash can, and a dresser. When I first moved into the dorms, I was anxious about living on my own, but my resident advisor, and the other residents on my floor, helped me feel at home. Needless to say, I quickly adjusted and felt comfortable with little homesickness. There are also lots of events within the dorm community, some are specific for each floor, and other are dorm wide. These events are only for the residents in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Attending a smaller school like this definitely has its benefits when it comes to your education. Since there aren't hundreds of students in each class, the teachers have more time to pay attention to their students and help them succeed. And what's great is that the teachers genuinely want all of the students to succeed. They offer the students many opportunities to earn a great education. They even announce if the class offers supplemental instruction, which is lead by a student. Some teachers would even arrange for study group time, where the teacher shows up to explain things to the students who aren't understanding the material. There are many tutors who are willing to help you as well, so definitely take advantage of their help. From the classes I've taken, they aren't too difficult on their own. But when you're taking a large load, then it can be challenging to balance all of the homework for those classes. It just comes down to time management, concentration, and hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Here are a few helpful tips for incoming students. I'm going to sound like everyone else offering tips, but you really have to keep on top of your work. This includes reading the assigned pages or chapters, getting your homework in on time, and studying for tests. There are many resources if you are struggling, which you should definitely take advantage of. Another tip is to get involved with the school community in any way you can. This will liven your college experience and would provide you with some networking opportunities. Also, as an added bonus, certain activities could look good on a resume. For sure visit the counselors because they will offer you tons of help with giving you advise on which classes to take and which ones are a waste of your time. For deciding which professor to take for a specific class, definitely check out ratemyprofessor.com. If it's possible, visit the campus and either take a tour or do a self-guided tour. This will help you get a little familiar with the layout of the school. And it makes it easier to envision yourself as a student here. Doing this was how I fell in love with this school. For buying books, which can be very expensive, I suggest looking online for rental options, which are often very cheap. Some of my favorite textbook rental sites are collegebookrenter.com and bookrenter.com.

    In three sentences

    CSU Stanislaus is a great school with a wonderful student body and helpful professors. The campus is beautiful with its many ponds and lakes, fields of green grass, and the many trees scattered about. The campus is fairly small, so it doesn't take long to get anywhere within the campus.