B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
California State University - Sacramento is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Scores Range
830-1050
ACT Scores Range
17-22
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for California State University - Sacramento

Cost

Net Price
$7,446/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,691/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,057/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,040/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,787/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,972/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.209 responses
27%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.202 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,352Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Subjective, some are hardworking others aren't
    54%
  • Smart and hard working
    20%
  • Earger to learn and ready to listen
    14%
  • Multi-cultural
    5%
  • You reap what you sow
    3%
  • The people who take out loans work harder.
    2%
  • Stay study late on campus
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.258 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.304 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 150 responses
Report
  • Educational
    23%
  • Commuter school
    23%
  • Convenient
    16%
  • Beautiful Campus
    15%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • No parking
    5%
  • Awesome
    4%

After California State University - Sacramento

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.161 responses

California State University - Sacramento Reviews

3,070 reviews
All Categories
Better than most, worst than most. Therefore, just right... Academic wise; it gets the job done. College life; none. Professors here are great and most are understanding. If you put in the work then there's no excuse for a failing grade. Location is pretty terrible as traffic becomes hectic during the start of the semester. Food is alright as they're expanding. Facilities are old and run down, but they do their best to accommodate. Overall, if you don't want to waste most of your earnings paying off college loans, then this is the school for you. Oh and beautiful campus. Trees, tress, tress!
Review Your College
Great University. Very diverse. The campus is beautiful and very well maintained. Sacramento State provides great resources and opportunities for students to excel. The various departments are very well put together especially the nursing department which is always looking for opportunities to advance and better their program.The university is always having various events going on. Tuition and campus prices are reasonable as well. I am currently a freshman, so far so good!
My experience is a little unique, seeing that my major only has about 70 people in it, but Sacramento State has by far exceeded my expectations. Not only is the campus absolutely gorgeous, filled to the brim with hundreds of trees and gorgeous architecture, but the professors are passionate and involved with their students. They really push for your success, which is what college is all about!