CSU Campuses Still Accepting Applications for Fall 2005

Contact: Clara Potes-Fellow, cpotes-fellow@calstate.edu, 562-951-4800

(May 26, 2005) -- Many California State University campuses are accepting students for the fall 2005 semester thanks to expected increases in the coming year’s state budget. CSU campuses were forced to restrict their initial application period in 2004, because of budget constraints, but improved funding has allowed several campuses to extend their application deadlines for fall 2005.

Five campuses are fully open to new students, including first-time freshmen, transfers, and out-of-state students:

  • Bakersfield—a small university in the southern San Joaquin Valley, with unique petroleum-geology programs and a strong business curriculum.
  • Sacramento—a large, urban Capital University offering special governmental research and intern opportunities.
  • San Bernardino—a modern, scenic, midsized campus with a broad curriculum serving the Inland Empire.
  • Humboldt—a long established, small, rural campus in the scenic north, with emphasis on environmental programs and “learning by doing.”
  • California Maritime Academy—the West Coast’s only degree-granting maritime academy, with programs in business, engineering, global studies, and marine transportation.

Besides fully open campuses, nine additional campuses remain open to selected categories of students. (For details as to the qualifying categories, go to www.csumentor.edu/filing_status/.)

The conditionally open campuses:

  • Channel Islands—CSU’s youngest campus, housed in 1930’s mission-style architecture, offering a pioneering, learning-centered curriculum.
  • Chico—one of the oldest, college-town universities, with outstanding agricultural programs and trailblazing distance education programs.
  • Dominguez Hills—a highly diverse, Los Angeles area campus, a leader in nursing education that also has a top sports venue.
  • East Bay—overlooking San Francisco’s East Bay, a midsize, Princeton Review “Best in West” campus offering a full range of programs.
  • Fullerton—a large, dynamic metropolitan campus in Orange County, with strong arts, health, communication and business programs.
  • Los Angeles—a large campus in the urban Los Angeles region serving a notably diverse student body, training tomorrow’s professional and social leaders.
  • Monterey Bay—a new and growing campus with a pioneering global and cross-disciplinary approach to education.
  • Northridge—one of the state’s largest universities, with a strong and broad range of programs and home to a unique deaf and hearing-impaired student community.
  • Stanislaus—a small campus in the Central Valley, close to national parks and recreational areas, offering a solid and varied curriculum.
  • San Diego State’s Imperial Valley Campus—a long-established branch campus serving upper division and graduate students in a desert setting.

With the exception of the specialized Maritime Academy and the still-developing campuses at Channel Islands and Monterey Bay, CSU campuses all offer a full range of bachelor and master’s academic programs, including business administration, teacher education, science, health, and social services. Students interested in learning more about the campuses, admission requirements, or applying online should visit CSU’s admission website at www.CSUMentor.edu.

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, more than 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees, about 82,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu.

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Last Updated: May 27, 2005

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