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, 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.214 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.214 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
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.270 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.316 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
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.
CSUS is a good school if you know what you're doing already. If you transfer, be prepared to get terrible courses your first semester. After that it's pretty chill. Teachers can be great or terrible, but that's pretty average for a university. Overall, CSUS is neither great nor terrible - it's pretty average from my perspective. Beautiful campus!
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!