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California State University - Sacramento
  • 4 Year
  • SACRAMENTO, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Sacramento State is an above-average public university located in Sacramento, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 24,068 undergraduate students. The Sacramento State acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 54% of students, Sacramento State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.

About

6000 J ST
SACRAMENTO, CA 95819
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference

California State University - Sacramento Rankings

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Sac State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
930-1130
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$11,473 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,944 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 209 responses
29%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 244 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 244 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    81%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,068 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,228
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 182 responses
  • Subjective, some are hardworking others aren't
    46%
  • Smart and hard working
    21%
  • Earger to learn and ready to listen
    13%
  • Multi-cultural
    9%
  • Diversity of students, no one word can describe
    4%
  • You reap what you sow
    3%
  • The people who take out loans work harder.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 300 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 346 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 192 responses
  • Beautiful Campus
    22%
  • Educational
    20%
  • Commuter school
    19%
  • Convenient
    14%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • No parking
    5%
  • Welcoming
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 161 responses

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