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

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
67%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
835-1060
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for California State University - Sacramento

Cost

Net Price
$8,956/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,363/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,343/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,610/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,609/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,303/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.209 responses
27%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.202 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Subjective, some are hardworking others aren't
    54%
  • Smart and hard working
    20%
  • Earger to learn and ready to listen
    14%
  • Multi-cultural
    5%
  • You reap what you sow
    3%
  • The people who take out loans work harder.
    2%
  • Stay study late on campus
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.258 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.304 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 150 responses
Report
  • Educational
    23%
  • Commuter school
    23%
  • Convenient
    16%
  • Beautiful Campus
    15%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • No parking
    5%
  • Awesome
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
81%
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

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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!
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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!
Better than most, worst than most. Therefore, just right... Academic wise; it gets the job done. College life; none. Professors here are great and most are understanding. If you put in the work then there's no excuse for a failing grade. Location is pretty terrible as traffic becomes hectic during the start of the semester. Food is alright as they're expanding. Facilities are old and run down, but they do their best to accommodate. Overall, if you don't want to waste most of your earnings paying off college loans, then this is the school for you. Oh and beautiful campus. Trees, tress, tress!