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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
940-1140
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$9,841/ 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
$8,984/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.209 responses
26%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.225 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.225 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
23,491Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,963
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 165 responses
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  • Subjective, some are hardworking others aren't
    50%
  • Smart and hard working
    21%
  • Earger to learn and ready to listen
    13%
  • Multi-cultural
    7%
  • You reap what you sow
    2%
  • The people who take out loans work harder.
    2%
  • Get what you need to succeed.
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.281 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.327 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 173 responses
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  • Commuter school
    21%
  • Educational
    21%
  • Beautiful Campus
    18%
  • Convenient
    15%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • No parking
    5%
  • Awesome
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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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.
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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.