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A Leading CSU

Our record of innovation and achievement in curriculum redesign, sustainability and supporting student progress has made us a go-to leader within the California State University system. We're also an in-demand institution, particularly for California's community college students, who year after year choose us as a top destination for their education. We're ranked in the "first tier" among top national universities.


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CSUF is in the First Tier of "National Universities”  Footnote for U.S News World Report (Sept. 2016)

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The only California State University campus online Master of Science in Information Technology program in California and No. 11 in the nation.  Footnote for U.S News World Report (2016)


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Recognized as a leader in supplemental instruction.  Footnote for Excellence of Supplemental Instruction

CSU Center of Excellence
The Chancellor's Office has recognized CSUF's Supplemental Instruction program as a model for other CSU campuses in an effort to boost student success.

No. 23 among top master's-level universities contributing to the public good  Footnote for Washington Monthly (2015)

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No. 5 nationally and No. 2 in California for being top destination for community college transfers among four-year nonprofit universities  Footnote for U.S. News World Report (2015)

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Among the nation's top universities based on quality of teaching, career prospects, graduation rates, and low levels of student debt  Fotenote for Forbes ranking


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Seven buildings certified or equivalent for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design  Footnote for Leed

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Home to the first LEED Platinum student housing complex in California and the first Platinum-rated building in the CSU system.  Footnote for Leed platinum