Sacramento State is an above-average public university located in Sacramento, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 23,491 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Sacramento State acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 48% of students, Sacramento State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.209 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.225 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.225 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies456 Graduates
Early Childhood Education421 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching246 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences227 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.281 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.327 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.161 responses
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California State University - Sacramento Reviews
I've had an incredible experience so far at Sac State! It has exceeded my expectations by far. There is always something to do and it's easy to find out about events that your interested in. With Sac State being a commuter school, the student life is still fairly vibrant and impressive despite those challenges. Additionally, there are many career and employment opportunities for post grad years. The campus is beautiful and everything is within walking distance. Overall, I would without a doubt recommend Sac State for anyone who is interested, however you rank your academic capabilities.
So far, I have been not only loving the weather in Sacramento but I LOVE all the tools that Sacramento State offers in order to ensure that their students are on the path to success. For example, my school has multiple places to study with absolutely no interruption which includes charging stations and free access to computers if needed. These type of things not only makes it easier to get things done but is a motivation tool to avoid NOT getting things down as well. Lastly, the overall atmosphere feels "homey" which means I feel welcomed and as I belong!
The biology department is great at CSUS! Almost all my professors were excellent teachers and did an amazing job at breaking down tough material and providing lots of resources such as powerpoint slides, study guides, and office hours. However, I would highly recommend a review and investigation into the physics department. Both the courses and the faculty can use some big improvements.