The California State University system (Cal State) is made up of 23 campuses located throughout California with Humboldt State in the North and San Diego State University in the South. This means you can choose to study somewhere with a big city feel or a small town feel and everything in between. With the state holding some of the major National Parks such as Yosemite, Death Valley and Joshua Tree there’s plenty to see and do when you are not studying. On campus accommodation is limited at institutions within Cal State so it’s worth researching your options carefully and being prepared to look off campus for somewhere to live.
The CSU is home to students from the top third of the state's high school graduates and is California's primary undergraduate teaching institution. CSU strives to create a welcoming environment for all members of the campus communities. This commitment is evident in its students who make up the most ethnically, economically and academically diverse student body in the USA.