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The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the nation. The 23 campuses and five off campus centers extend from Arcata, located about 300 miles north of San Francisco, to San Diego. The oldest campus is San Jose State, founded in 1857, while the newest is CSU Channel Islands. The CSU produces 50% more business graduates, computer scientists and engineers than all other California universities and colleges combined. CSU also prepares two thirds of the state’s public school teachers educated in California.
The University of California has built a reputation for academic excellence with undergraduate education as one of it’s highest priorities. Each campus provides a balanced program covering all basic areas of undergraduate study. San Francisco state, the closest to home, specializes in health sciences and is mainly a graduate school. To find individual campus information, click on the name of the desired campus on the list below. Additional general information can be found at the UC Office of the President website.
The University of California campuses