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.
CSUF is among the country's top 'national universities', and one of the nation's "most innovative" institutions.
No. 1 in California
and second in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics.
No. 6 in the nation
in enrolling transfer students
No. 1 Destination
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'
Tops in Master's Programs
CSUF master's programs in business and several in nursing are highly ranked, including the nurse anesthesist and women's health care concentrations.
Best Online Master's Programs
CSUF's online graduate-level business program the second highest ranked in California, and both the education and engineering online graduate programs ranked third in California.
CSUF has been elevated to an 'R-3' Carnegie Classification (research-level institution) in recognition of the University's evolution from a master's level comprehensive institution to one that awards doctorates.