About California State University-Sacramento

Founded in 1947, California State University-Sacramento. is a Public college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 27,951 full time undergraduate students, and 2,559 full time graduate students.

The California State University-Sacramento Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 27:1. There are 725 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at California State University-Sacramento include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate71%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range830-1050
ACT Range17-22

Admissions at CSUS are considered Selective, with ,153% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at California State University-Sacramento.

California State University-Sacramento REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    264 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    304 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    496 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    524 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    523 Students rated class size 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    521 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    519 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    524 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of California State University-Sacramento?

121 Students rated California State University-Sacramento

Xavier - 10/26/2021

The campus at Sac State is a very relaxed in environment, and can be scenic. The professors in the sociology department are so helpful and provide you with multiple outlets to better your skills as a writer and in research. The facilities are also great like the student well which is a great place for outside of class communication. Especially with classes being online and on zoom the well has been a way to utilize campus facilities when all classes have not been online. Overall the faculty is helpful and does their best to reach back to in a timely manner. Aside from that the financial aid office was alway quick with getting to my problems and made the whole process easier. Though there are parking problems this campus is relaxing and calm in nature.

DESTINY - 12/02/2020

I enjoy the surroundings very much, but it is mainly a commuter campus. Many are there to come and go, including myself. There are lots of food options, but some of the quality isn't there. I am not quite familiar with the housing facilities, but from what I have heard, it doesn't seem too bad.

Leanna - 10/18/2020

It is a welcoming school that is very diverse in people and culture. They have many clubs that pertain to these cultures and even events to leave about different cultures as well. When it comes to the professors they are very understanding and almost always ready to help, if not then they have regular office hours. It is a very great university for those things but there are many other reasons too.

tern - 09/30/2020

Nice college to attend friendly environment. Lots of choices to choose from.

California State University-Sacramento FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at California State University-Sacramento?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for California State University-Sacramento is 71%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The most valuable college experience I got out of attending Sacramento State was the process of growing up into my own woman and realizing which career was most suited for my personality. I went through three majors - Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Health Science until I discovered my passion, which is Social Work and I would love to thank the school for that. The school has a richness of discourse communities and it's been fun to jump around and see how people are both different and similar regarding their career paths. Sacramento State is located in the capitol and it's been great to see such political activity and care for the community we love here. I thought attending this school would not help me become more academically inclined, but it has by pushing my limits and showing me that I can be good in any field I try.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates in the BSN program are helpful, selfless, courageous, and determined.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I would have to say the worst thing is the amount of classes that are being offered. With the current economic state our campus has been forced to drop classes so it has become very difficult to enroll in the classes that you need to graduate on time.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    CSUS allows you to make your education, social life, and campus interaction anything you would like it to be.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I do not think there should be a specific kind of person to attend this school. I think that as long as a student tries his or her best to engage in activities provided by the campus that are prevalent to their interests, then he or she will get the most out of their college experience. In other words, any kind of person can attend this school.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    And CSUS there is something for everyone, it doesnt matter what you are interested in there is a class or a club for you. And if you can't find what you're looking for they encourage you to make an organization for yourself and your peers. The professors are challenging but fair and are willing to help if you seek it. The campus is not only up to date and modern but it is also breathtakingly beautiful. A wonderful place to attend school.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I would have loved to have known to get my parking pass the week before school. I would also have liked to have known exactly what classes I needed to gradute.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I believe that any kind of person should attend this school. As a student from CSU Sacramento, it is understandable that some people may be tired of education or not care about it much, but this school has professors, student activities, clubs and programs that will give those people an opportunity to learn something about themselves. It has been an given opportunity for a poor Southeast Asian woman like me to build more confidence in myself and to learn about my fellow peers. So any one should attend this school!

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    diverse, hundreds of trees,

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about CSUS is that most teachers act like they're your only teacher and give a lot of homework.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Personally, this school is close to my house so I save a lot of money from having to drive out to UC Davis, where I used to go before. Since everyone likes to save money, they're somewhat envious that I get to live at home and go to a college that is so close. I'm also proud as to what goes on our campus. We're always involved in different projects and have guest speakers come from all different types of backgrounds.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Sacramento State is best known for it's beautiful scenery, diverse student population, good personal class experiences, the WELL, and career opportunities available after graduation within the city of Sacramento.

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Absolutely not. Sac State is a very competitive campus and its education level is not than then other universities. I have competed and won against students from UCs.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Sac. State or "slack state" is known as just a bigger school that people drive to school for and then drive home. There is no school pride, and the majority of students could care less about what athletic team is playing. Also, the fraternity guys are viewed as stupid, cocky, and immature.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    One of the best courses I have taken in sac state is Ethnic Studies 11 with professor Sobredo. This professor made the class fun, exciting and taught very well. I believe that some of the professors lack the use of conversations and discussions in class. Most of the them lecture for too long and make the class boring and not interesting. I believe that students do not have intellectual conversations outside of the class. Most of the time I just hear them make comments such as " C's get you degrees". I believe that Sac State can gear a person to getting a job, its up to the individual if they take advantage of it or not.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I am a proud brother of Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity incorporated. I love my fraternity and my brothers to me they are my college life. We have three principles which are academic excellence, community service, and the maintenance of the Latino Culture through brotherhood. To me Fraternities are very important because they help students like me who move Sacramento to attend Sac State and dont know anybody. I can honestly say I would not be the leader I am now without being a member of Gamma Zeta Alpha.

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Sac State is the tuition. We can not get better education or the same for cheaper. One of the changes that I would like to see change in sac state is commuting. I would like sac state to become a college town. There is not enough interaction between students because the majority are commuters. One the experiences i will always remember will be working and giving parking citations.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

27,951

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,559

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

98%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

230

Student Organizations

19

Fraternities

19

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

6%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
21%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
30%
% White or Caucasian
27%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

82% of students attending California State University-Sacramento receive some sort of financial aid. 54% were awarded federal grants. While 35% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,060

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,792

Books and Supplies

$13,916

Room and Board

33,768

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,705
$30 - $48K
$6,638
$48 - $75K
$10,807
$75 - $110K
$15,826
$110K & UP
$17,801

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