Consistently lauded as a top national university, we enable students to not only acquire knowledge, but discover their purpose. Our highly ranked programs, master faculty, and proven track record of educational innovation have cemented our role as a respected, in-demand and go-to leader within the California State University and beyond.
Rankings and Recognition
CSUF is among the country's
top "national universities" and one of the nation's "most innovative" institutions.
No. 1 in California and No. 2 in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics.
First in the CSU in enrolling transfer students and No. 7 in the nation in enrolling transfer students
No. 1 for community college transfer students among all California public universities, for 15 out the past 18 years.
No. 5 in the nation for baccalaureate degrees awarded to underrepresented students.
CSUF is among top U.S. institutions for
"Best Value"; in the top 25% of universities considered a "Best Bang for the Buck"; and is ranked in the top 15% of "Best Colleges for Your Money."
CSUF delivers 109 degrees at
46% below the national average total cost of attendance at four-year public universities.
The nurse anesthetist and women’s health care concentrations in CSUF’s School of Nursing rank in the
top 20 among the nation’s best graduate programs.
CSUF's online graduate-level business program the
second-highest ranked in California. Both education and engineering online graduate programs are ranked third in California.
CSUF has been elevated to
"R-3" status (research-level institution) in recognition of the university's evolution from a master's level comprehensive institution to one that awards doctorates.