Sacramento State is an above-average public university located in Sacramento, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 23,234 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Sacramento State acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Communications, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 49% of students, Sacramento State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,900.
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.213 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.213 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management948 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies456 Graduates
Early Childhood Education421 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies358 Graduates
Family Studies and Consumer Sciences227 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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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.269 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.315 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 been at Sacramento State since Fall 2016 and I really like it here. The campus is real beautiful; coming from LA, I've never seen so many trees in one spot. The professors I've had have been great and I've taken away valuable information from their classes and applied that information to my everyday life. One thing I do wish was different would be the amount of students that are accepted. With so many students here, it's very difficult to get into the classes necessary to graduate. There are a lot of impacted majors, but that is because the programs Sac State offers have to be some of the best in the country; so, it's understandable. Other than that, Sac State is a very great school. Everyone here, including the staff, is very friendly and willing to help others out when they're lost or have any questions about anything. I'm glad to be a hornet!
Sacramento is a big college with plenty to offer students. There are plenty of majors and courses available to suit any prospective students interests. The campus is sprawling and has plenty of lovely trees and wildlife (there are even turkeys on campus). In addition, the students and faculty are very diverse and welcoming, all students are greeted with open arms. The large number of students can make the experience feel impersonal at times, but if you're interested in being active in campus and student life, Sacramento eventually feels like a big family!
Overall, I would say it's a decent school. Not the worst, but there's definitely better schools out there. First, the school seems a little outdated. For example, many of the academic buildings have not been remodeled since the 60's, giving the school an old and outdated appearance. Also, some courses don't have enough professors teaching the subject. One course that may be required for graduation, only has one professor teaching it. This leads to students not being able to get the classes that they need for a timely graduation date. The school needs to invest in more professors!