California State University


CSU Bakersfield

The campus is located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, and Education. Enrollment: 11,397 (2020)

CSU Channel Islands

CSU Channel Islands, the 23rd campus in the CSU System, is located at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. The campus opened in fall 2002 with over 1,000 upper division transfer students and the first freshmen class entered in fall 2003. The current campus population is less than 5,000 students. Enrollment: 6,943 (2020)

CSU Chico

CSU Chico is the second oldest CSU campus in the state of California. Its 130-acre campus is located in the Sierra foothills, 90 miles from Sacramento. Enrollment: 16,630 (2020)

CSU Dominguez Hills

The campus is located 18 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles in the city of Carson. The campus is close to Southern California cultural and entertainment attractions including the Home Depot Center, home of the LA Galaxy and Chivas USA Professional Soccer Teams. This state of the art sports complex is located on the campus of CSUDH. The three most popular academic programs are Liberal Studies (the teacher preparation program), Business Administration and Nursing. Enrollment: 17,763 (2020) 

CSU East Bay

California State University, East Bay, founded in 1957, is a public university. Its 342-acre campus overlooks the San Francisco Bay area. The campus offers 51 professional or research-based graduate degrees and concentrations and 12 graduate credentials. Enrollment: 14,641 (2020)

CSU Fresno

California State University, Fresno offers challenging and innovative programs in the liberal arts and sciences, in the professions, in applied fields and in special and interdisciplinary areas. The campus, centrally located in the state, sits at the northeastern edge of the city of Fresno, against a backdrop of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Enrollment: 25,341 (2020)

CSU Fullerton

CSU Fullerton serves the Orange County area with a full range of academic and cultural programs. Popular majors include Business Administration, Biology, Psychology, Kinesiology, and Criminal Justice. Enrollment: 41,408 (2020)

Humboldt State University
Nestled in a spectacular setting of redwood forests, rushing rivers, beaches and mountain ranges, Humboldt State is located in the bayside town of Arcata, a five hour drive north of San Francisco and two hours south of the Oregon border. Humboldt County's location and moderate size contribute to a relaxed and casual lifestyle. Enrollment: 6,431 (2020) 

CSU Long Beach

A comprehensive urban university located a short distance from the ocean on a scenic hilltop. Founded as a state college in 1949, it gained university status in 1972. Its 322-acre campus is located 25 miles from Los Angeles. Enrollment: 39,359 (2020)

CSU Los Angeles

The 175-acre hilltop campus of CSULA is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Six Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include a NASA-funded center for space research and a forensic science program housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center. Enrollment: 26,342 (2020)

California Maritime Academy

Located on the water’s edge of Northeast San Francisco Bay in Vallejo, California, Cal Maritime is a unique campus of the California State University (CSU). The campus is a small undergraduate college offering degrees and professional licenses in engineering, technology, business, and marine transportation. Enrollment: 907 (2020)

CSU Monterey Bay

The campus is located in Seaside, California. CSU Monterey Bay opened in fall of 1995 on the former Fort Ord Army Base north of Monterey. It is one of the most residential universities in the CSU system with 52 percent of the students living on campus. The campus provides multidisciplinary programs in five academic cluster areas: visual and performing arts and related humanities; marine, atmospheric, and environmental sciences; language, cultures, and international studies; business; and education. Enrollment: 6,871 (2020)

CSU Northridge

CSU Northridge is known for its excellent academic programs and faculty, its exciting location in suburban Los Angeles, and its vibrant and diverse community of students. The campus is located on 353 park-like acres in the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. Enrollment: 38,815 (2020)

Cal Poly Pomona

Located 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, Cal Poly Pomona specializes in agriculture, business, education, engineering, environmental design, liberal arts, sciences, and hospitality management. Enrollment: 29,704 (2020)

CSU Sacramento

Located in the state capital, CSU Sacramento offers broad educational programs, including opportunities for experience in state government. Enrollment: 31,451 (2020)

CSU San Bernardino

California State University, San Bernardino is located on 430 acres at the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, on the northern edge of the city. CSU San Bernardino is a comprehensive medium-sized university featuring a contemporary setting, small classes, modern and well-equipped labs and facilities, strong support services and close faculty contact. Enrollment: 19,404 (2020)

San Diego State University

The system's largest campus offers a full array of coursework from bachelor's through joint doctorate programs. Renowned for its academic excellence, the university is home to top-ranked undergraduate programs in business, engineering and international business. Overall, San Diego State students can choose from 91 undergraduate majors, 78 master's programs and 22 doctoral degree programs. Enrollment: 35,578 (2020)

San Francisco State University

SF State is located on more than 141 acres in a quiet corner of southwestern San Francisco, just one mile from the Pacific Ocean and a short streetcar ride to downtown. Enrollment: 27,075 (2020)

San Jose State University

Located on 154 acres in downtown San Jose, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways. Numerous SJSU graduates work for Silicon Valley firms. Enrollment: 33,025 (2020)

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Located 10 miles from the ocean in the coastal hills between Monterey and Santa Barbara. Cal Poly Pomona follows rigorous academics through a “Learn by Doing” academic philosophy. Popular majors include engineering, science, math, liberal arts, and business. Enrollment: 22,287 (2020)

CSU San Marcos

Established in northern San Diego County in 1989, it serves freshmen through graduate students in a state-of-the-art campus. Students can select from over 30 undergraduate majors in four colleges Enrollment: 14,643 (2020)

Sonoma State University

Provides small classes on its campus 1 hour north of San Francisco. With almost half of its student body living on campus, it is one of the most residential campuses within the CSU system. Many classes average fewer than 40 students, allowing close interactions between students and faculty. The University is comprised of six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended Education, Social Sciences and Science and Technology. Degrees are offered in 45 majors and 48 minors at the bachelor's level and 15 at the master's level. Enrollment: 7,807 (2020)

CSU Stanislaus

An intimate yet modern campus between San Francisco and Yosemite in the Central Valley. Challenging programs are available in humanities, sciences, education, business, and the arts. CSU Stanislaus is located on 240 acres graced by a wealth of lakes and fountains, which offer a tranquil and safe haven where students can pursue their studies on a campus in touch with nature, yet just ninety minutes from the culture and big city excitement of San Francisco. Enrollment: 10,741 (2020)