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  • 06/05/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    15 out of 17 people found this review useful. 1 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Urban, local, studious-types, business-students, technology-oriented students

    Tips for prospective students

    A hidden gem among California Schools. Seems mostly like a locals' school, although there are some out-of-town students. Has good programs in Business, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice, among others. I had a very good feeling about this school when I walked around the campus. Clean, well-organized school. Consider it!

  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 17 people found this review useful. 2 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Apply. Consider. Attend Sac State!

    Tips for prospective students

    Green and Gold. These are the colors of Sacramento State University. Located in 6000 J st., it is one of the best schools there are. What can be better than being located in the capital of California. I am currently a sophmore. It has been the greatest experience ever. You meet people from different places and the school has good programs in specifically engineering. nursing, criminal justice...etc. Consider it.Its a very nice campus and full of trees. It will be one fo the best experiences you have. I can assure you you will not regret it hence you will be getting the full college experience whether you live on or off campus. Try it out.

  • 01/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 15 people found this review useful. 3 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Make sure you're a curious student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definetly pay attention to the signs around campus. Also constantly be checking the website as well as your SacCT and your log in account. Just remember : Be on top of everything. It will get you through everything smoother. :) Don't be afraid to ask for information at the information desk or from current students. Also don't give up asking questions or trying to get what you're after. Sometimes administration will keep you waiting. Don't give up and don't procastinate., and have enthusiasm. That's key in all that you do.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition costs have gone up quite a bit and classes have been cut. It costs less than other universities, however I would love to see more majors in certain general majors, such as Theatre.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a nice place to go to school. You interact with many individuals especially if you are a part of clubs/activities. The scenery and weather is also nice and enjoyable. The American River is right there, so one can visit it, without even having to leave campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are very dedicated and passionate about what they teach and in effect, teach the students new and valuable things about how to succeed in the specific area of study.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 4 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    CSUS recently built a recreation center called the WELL. It is so great! It's basically a gym, with all these machines you can work on, not only that but the WELL also include 4 basketball courts, indoor soccer field, racquetball court, rock climbing wall, and 3 DANCE STUDIOS! That's right dance studios! Whats even better is there's a balcony connected to two of these dance studios, it's so beautiful! The machine part of the WELL also have a balcony kind of thing on the 2nd floor, so when you're hot you can just walk right out :D You don't even have to pay to join the WELL as long as you're a full time student you can come and go as you please, well whenever it's open. :D But enough about the WELL let's move on to something else, the music rooms :D The music rooms included one piano in every single room for students to come and use. SO AWESOME! I'm sure there's more to brag about, but you'll have to come see it for yourself. Oh wait one more thing, the Union, that's where people usually come to relax and hang out, it is so cool in there! It's very comfy and there are different food restaurants around like Burger King, Panda Express, Jamba Juice, round table, etc etc. :D Okay now I'm done and now you see why I love college (:

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students, you guys don't have to worry about stressing so much, there is a lot of time for you to do your work when you are on campus. As long as you give yourself at least 2 hour breaks between your classes, you can get through school without doing homework at home. Just remember to go to the library whenever you want to get some homework done. The library is a great place to settle down and get your work done, especially when you are by yourself with no one to bother you. :P Also don't worry too much about not having anybody you know around because everybody on campus is very nice and you can make friends easily. I was sharing a bench with this girl I've never seen before and before she got up to leave, she told me to have a nice day, and i sat there thinking wow people here are really nice, like i didn't even say a word to her when i sat down, well besides can i sit here :P

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not sure what THAT means, but my financial aid basically covers my whole tuition!

    Am enjoying being here

    It REALLY is fun here! :D All i can say is going here is way funner than it looks and the campus already looks great as it is.

    Am learning a lot

    You can say I've learned quite a lot since I've been here.

  • 08/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 14 people found this review useful. 5 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    California State University-Sacramento is known for it's prestigious educational value and ability to bring out natural-born leaders in every student. From educational studies to extracurricular activities to clubs of every ethnicity and interest, Sac State has a little bit of something for everyone in attendance to create a welcoming and comfortable place to be when away from home.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a very free and fun environment which makes it a comfortable environment to learn in.

    Am learning a lot

    Each professor takes the time out to ensure that you understand the concepts of what they are teahing you and will work with you until you do understand.

  • 11/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People looking to make new friends in college will find a wide variety of different personalities at Sacstate. They are so many different types of people, groups, clubs and sports to get involved in that it is easy to make friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Hi future Sacstate students, Sacstate is a university that will give you a great college experience. The teachers there really know their subjects well and you can tell they are experts in their area. They not only teach you the material but they make it fun! I am a liberal studies major and have had nothing but good teachers so far. Some are more strict than others but you will find that at any University. Sacstate games are one of the most fun aspects of being a part of the school. They are so big and everyone attends which makes them exciting and fun. I've had so much fun at Sacstate and I'm sure you will too.

  • 02/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is mainly a commuter school, it's great for local students. However, don't let that stop you from applying! I have made several friends from all over the state, and a few from different states as well! This is a great school for those who plan to live on campus and/or join school clubs. The student population is so diverse and friendly, you can make awesome friends as well as learn a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students - apply for the Honors Program! Sac State has a ton of great opportunities, and the Honors Program is definately one of them. You get priority registration, one of the BEST things about it. But most importantly, you get to bond with your fellow Cohort (those who have been excepted as well and will graduate the same year as you). You will have several classes with your Cohort, so you can build strong relationships and make new friends. You also have an automatic study group for all your classes! I definately recommend.

    Bang for the buck

    This area's tough because all schools are becoming more and more expensive. Living on campus, I am paying roughly 20,000 this year as a freshman. It is great compared to some other schools, however, it is still alot (for me, a college teen). I feel financial aid and scholarships, however, are wonderful in helping out with my costs. I have had to pay much less than 20,000 out of my own pocket. Definately take advantage of every sort of financial aid possible!

    Am enjoying being here

    During the week, I love it here at Sacramento State! It's quiet, but many groups gather during the week to visit, play sports, or study so there is plenty to do. The weekends, however, can be either really great or really dead. There is some great eating around campus, and some fun things to do. However, for college students everything around can be really expensive. Weekends can be a hit or miss, but for the most part I am satisfied with Sac State.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here at Sacramento State are AWESOME! I have had several professors who I have made great connections with. They care that you do well in class, but when asked, most of them feel being comfortable is the most important thing they want for their students. A little tip: go to office hours! These professors really care about your achievement and success and will do anything to help you out.

  • 01/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in having both urban and rural lifestyles.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dorms are the way to go your first year.

    Bang for the buck

    Seeing as tuition is about the same when compared to any other CSU why not choose Sac? You get to have both, rural and urban lifestyles while being in the state's capital.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have been attending Sac State for a semester now and I love it! The campus is quiet and peaceful, full of trees that give the campus a better atmosphere to it and make the environment relaxing to be in. Also, for those that want to express their wild side or go out for the night, downtown is only a couple of miles away from the campus and there is always a type of transportation available to take you there.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Sac State are extremely helpful. Professors here have more time to work with the individual student and make sure they know the material due to the fact that the majority of the classes have no more than 30 students in them.

  • 06/12/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 9 people found this review useful. 9 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for campus housing early

  • 10/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for just about anyone, athletes, academically gifted students, party goers, etc. I have seen all kinds of students here, but not once have I heard one of them complain about the school, so if you are considering it, come check out the campus, talk to teachers and students, and make an informed decision as to whether or not you wish to attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any students wishing to attend, I just recommend that you fill out your Fafsa (even if you don't think you'll be getting anything), apply to scholarships, and get things done before school starts so you wont have to be rushing and struggling to get it done later. If there is something you don't know how to do, there are always people on campus willing to help and qualified to do so. When you start school, DON'T FORGET TO PRINT OUT YOUR SCHEDULE BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY OF CLASS!!! A lot of students try to memorize them, and some can, but it is much more convenient to print it out. There are maps on campus, so if you don't know where to go,you can use them for reference, or perhaps just ask for help. My last piece of advice is, have fun with it, don't stress too much over it, the first week or two are usually quite easy, but also, don't forget that it is school, and you need to take it seriously. I know plenty of people who think they can party every day and still make it to school the next day as if the previous night never happened, but they end up missing classes and exams.

    Bang for the buck

    As I said, they just opened up the well, so that, in itself makes this school worth it to me. But if that is not your interest, we are also entitled to two free massages per semester, the clinic is free, there is a game room, as I mentioned, there are events and activities after school on a regular basis, the classes are not too difficult, and if there is one causing you problems, you can always go to any of the on campus programs offering help.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is amazing, they even opened up a wellness center this year, so after class you can go work out, go climb the rock wall, or play sports. The people in the school are friendly and usually willing to help their peers if they are able too. There are also a lot of fun things to do, for example, a couple weeks ago, there was a comedian on campus, and right before that, there was an on campus screening of iron man II. The school is not just built for us to learn, but to relax after a long hard day of classes and take the stress away before we go home and study, or to reward ourselves after we finish studying.

    Am learning a lot

    My classes are not too difficult, and yet every time I exit the classroom I feel illuminated and accomplished for what I have learned. The teachers are friendly and always eager to help when you are having problems with a certain subject. They even have office hours during which they can be reached if you have any questions about the class or the material. If you feel uncomfortable talking to your teacher about the class for some reason, there are also programs on campus to which you can go if you need help.

  • 07/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Runners- running along side the American River is a pretty run and always fun with a few good friends. Gym nuts- The new WELL is perfect for all gym nuts- with 4 basketball courts, an indoor soccer field and running track, four racquetball courts and every kind of machine imaginable you won't be disappointed! There is also an on-campus ropes course! Students who don't mind crowds- it is a large campus with a large population of students. Anyone interested in the Army or Air Force- they have ROTC programs in both these branches. From personal experience I can recommend the Air Force ROTC, it has great cadre and motivated cadets.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to be familiar with SacCT as well as your My Sac State websites- they are crucial to staying informed and receiving crucial information about important dates, payments and fees and more. If it is too complicated to figure out be sure to ask a counselor. This leads up to- Go to a counselor! They are there for your benefit and only want to help. They can answer questions throughout the school year and will you help you plan your schedule for following semesters so you can get through college as fast as possible while saving as much as possible. Get involved! Joining clubs and attending events is a great way to meet people with similar interests as you. It is also a great way to expand your horizons. Be warned it is a large campus and there are a lot of students, and is a large commuter school. Don't let that be a daunting prospect however, there never seems to be that many students on campus at any one time and there are many ways to spend time with friends. Anyone living on campus- I highly recommend taking advantage of the study rooms in the housing buildings- whether it be for actual studying or a meeting place for a club or even just a small get together. Especially on rainy days when you can't meet outside these rooms really do come in handy!

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately the cost of tuition is rising as well as classes being cut and professors' being laid off. Although I have been pretty lucky, it is very frustrating trying to get into the classes you need and not being able to. However I believe this is this case in all colleges and will only continue to happen as the years progress...

    Am enjoying being here

    I've made many amazing friends by joining clubs and being a part of on campus activities. It is a beautiful campus and I love all the colors when the flowers are in bloom. I like a vast majority of my professor's and feel comfortable approaching all of them.

    Am learning a lot

    Not only am I learning a great deal but I also enjoy a vast majority of my classes- even classes I loathed in high school!

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We had a few incidents and since that, the campus police department has made a conscious effort to improve the overall safety of the school.

    Greek Life

    Pan Hellenic and IFC are very strong councils. The multi-cultural organizations have a strong council as well. The black organizations are slowly increasing membership and awareness on campus, the overall campus Greek life is quickly expanding.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club sports and campus organizations are very strong.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that love the outdoors, students that love engineering, criminal justice, and nursing would love Sac State.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Causeway Classic weekend is huge, and the blood drive between UC Davis and Sac State is a tradition every year. AIRC is a 24 hour computer lab, something not many colleges have. The Guy West Bridge is a staple of the school, a smaller scale Golden Gate Bridge that adds to the campus's beauty.

    Bang for the buck

    The California State University system is raising their tuition prices far too much.

    What to do for fun

    American River, Lake Natoma, two hours away from Lake Tahoe and Reno, many casinos in the greater Sacramento region, multiple clubs for the 21+ student, not many for the 18+ crowd, fraternity parties keep the 18+ students busy.

    Food and Dining

    Dining commons is not great but the options in the riverfront market and the hornet's nest food court is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life needs major upgrades with more to do for the students and added activities and amenities for the students and the price they pay.

    Academic Rigor

    Criminal Justice program is one of the best in the nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research with the weather and the school's resources before attending.

    In three sentences

    An underrated academic institution with a great and diverse student body. The new buildings and resources are definitely a great upgrade to the campus. One of the premier schools in the state system.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 6 people found this review useful. 13 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you actually study for your tests and go to ratemyprofessor.com to see if your professor is good or not. It actually helps!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is rising and I definitely need to work harder to find scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    The scenery is amazing and the people are very down-to-earth!

  • 09/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, happy, fun, quiet, shy, social, exciting, daring...any type of student!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking to gain knowledge, broaden your perspective, and have a good time doing it, Sacramento State is the school for you! It's a campus where you can't help but smile because it's so beautiful and everyone around just seems so happy. Education is what we come for but in actuality, we gain so much more and it's an experience I know every college student deserves.

    Am enjoying being here

    Sacramento State has to be one of the most beautiful campuses I've seen so far and as far as the people, they're friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere at Sac State is amazing and it'll make you never want to leave.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are wonderful and it's obvious that most of them enjoy their job and actually have a passion for what they do, rather than doing it for the money. I find myself learning more than I imagined from the beginning, I definitely receive the help I need.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I know I will have a great career when I graduate. I feel well prepared to start practicing as an RN. Many of the graduates of this program are getting interviews and jobs faster than any other school in the area. We are well-prepared to extend our education after obtaining the Bachelors degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    For nursing, this program has a very competitive application process. It's best to take your prerequisites at a community college and be sure to get a 4.0!

    Bang for the buck

    I rate this as fair. CSUS is cheaper than private and university, but the cost of going to school keeps increasing and the financial aid isn't.

    Am enjoying being here

    For me it is a long drive, but it is worth it. I don't know how much an older, married student fits in with the overall school demographic. I find it hard to relate to others at this school due to the age/lifestyle differences.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a nursing major and I feel this is one of the best public BSN schools in the state. I have heard reviews from other state schools, and Sac State nursing is a far more intensive program. The teachers are very knowledgeable, inspiring, and available to students. We have Simulation labs that are state-of-the-art in a mock hospital setting. All students experience practice and perfection before being thrust into a patient room. Sac State Nursing also has the most clinical hours including a 4th semester preceptor-ship in the area of your choosing (Labor and Delivery, NICU, Emergency, ICU, etc.).

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I havent had any incidents where I felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Go Greek! Its so much fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    Join Phi Sigma Sigma, best sorority on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want to start partying like myself. The greek community is really open to new people.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is extremely hard to pay for on your own. Please do not miss the financial aid deadline!

    What to do for fun

    Go Greek!!!

    Food and Dining

    Food is actually pretty good, but be sure to not load up on carbs. Freshman fifteen is no joke!

    Dorm Life

    I had a terrible dorm experience with Chantel Collier. She was a horrible smelly roommate!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes arent too hard, just challenging enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join some sort of sport so that you can get into the classes you need. Definetly go Greek! Do NOT miss the financial aid deadline!

    In three sentences

    It is easy to feel lost on campus. Classes are extremely hard to get into. There is hardly any school spirit.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is drill on every other corner on the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    alot of choices.

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing student will benefit greatly in attending sac state.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Neat and Clean.

    What to do for fun

    join different clubs and there is always something going on in the campus or outdoor.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has a lot of variety available on campus from subway to good restaurants, I don't think there is a trouble in having a lunch on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't experienced dorm life yet, but will be experiencing in 2013

    Tips for prospective students

    Easy process to apply. Apply even if you don't think you will get in , its better to have a NO rather then knowing that you never tried.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very neat and clean. Their new wellness center is pretty exciting. I had received help all the way to the end of my trip there.

  • 10/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Sacramento State is a great school to attend. Just do your homework and attend class and you will do great.

    Bang for the buck

    Sacramento State like any other college is expensive. Just have all of your financial aid together and it will not be that expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Here at Sacramento State the campus is really calm, nothing to crazy happening here. And I like that because it helps me focus on my studying and homework. but hey do have all of these different clubs and all of these different activities to do. For example the other day we had the author of the book called The Devil's Highway here on campus and he talked about the book. Then he was apart of a panel and they talked about the immigration issue that we have here in the United States. And that was really interesting to go to and I would have never went to anything like that in high school.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here at Sacramento State are very helpful. They take the time to make sure that you understand the material that you are learning. I learned more here in my first few weeks then I did through out my whole high school career. Especially in my English class because my professor is teaching us things that my high school teachers never did. And if you need even more help they have tutors and everything here to help you pass the course.

  • 01/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    I am from Sacramento, so I would have rather gone out of town for school. This school is mostly a commuter school so a lot of people have that i just want to get to my classes and get out of here feel to them, so it can be hard to meet people. To really enjoy it, you need to be involved in campus life and possibly live on campus

  • 05/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Commuters, self disciplined/ motivated students looking for the best a public school could possibly offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the complete college experience when you arrive at Sacramento State by immersing yourself in the many clubs and school programs. meet new people and make new friends because those study groups will save your life in many occasions. Do not hesitate to live off campus renting out your own apartment; it is much CHEAPER than living on campus and will save you tons of extra money that could be put to better use

    Bang for the buck

    with tuition rising, it is great to hear about the discounts on both new or used books in the campus's very own bookstore. The dorms are pretty costly but still adequate enough to live in.

    Am enjoying being here

    The bonds that are created in college are everlasting. The people that one meets through all the networking opportunities that the campus offers are stupendous. With the recently opened Wellness center on campus, one does not have to travel off campus to enjoy the indoor track, gym, and many other extra curricular activities.

    Am learning a lot

    A PRIVATE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE. The teachers at Sacramento State take the time to help their students understand every subject. They value learning the process and becoming more efficient in ones studies, rather than simply handing out grades base on homework or missing assignments. Even the more difficult classes such as the math, the science's or even physics, are broken down into easy to follow steps.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Laid-back, sports enthusiasts, artsy-types, pretty much anyone! It's a great school because it is in a city, but so close to lakes and rivers and outdoor activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus when school is in session! You'll get a great feel of what's going on and what it'll be like to go to school here.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't live on campus, but I have to commute every day for 45 minutes each way, but it's TOTALLY worth it. What you pay for tuition doesn't even compare to the fantastic education you get.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment on campus is like nothing I've ever seen, everyone has school spirit and there's always something going on in the quad so if your class gets cancelled or lets out early its a great place to hang out.

    Am learning a lot

    I've had some fantastic professors and I've had a few that weren't so great. The beauty of Sac State is that you're more likely to end up with a great professor because there's a ton here!

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 22 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't judge everything by pictures. Visit the campus in person.

    Will enjoy being here

    The grass wasn't grass but mud, even in May. It smelled awful. It felt like a high school campus with lockers everywhere.

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Look into classes that u want to take ahead of time so that when you register it's easier to get your classes

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love city life, we are right next to downtown. But, given our location in the middle of northern California we are only a couple of hours from San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. The campus is medium sized, but when you're in it it seems rather large, but you can easily adapt.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be as competitive as possible, we are an impacted campus so make yourself shine! Take a campus tour to physically know if Sac State is for you, this would be a great time to put yourself in the campus life. Also take a look into our Honors program, which is the hidden gem of Sac State, and if you have any questions never be afraid to call the Admissions office for clarification.

    Bang for the buck

    Technically the CSU system is affordable when compared to other systems such as the UC and Non-Resident fees, but with the rising tuition costs financial aid is a necessity for my budget.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are fun and approachable with open office hours welcoming in students with questions.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is located close to the downtown area. the area is not the best, but campus security has increased tremendously this past year.

    Clubs and Activities

    over twenty different clubs to chose from, and the campus is very organized and has a large variety of activities to attend (book fairs, career fairs, speakers, trips-skiing, snowboarding etc., art shows, movie nights, enrichment lectures, concerts, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    students looking for a great education on a very nice campus in a smaller town

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    multicultural center is a wonderful center. a brand new state of the art gym was also just built. it has an indoor track, rock climbing, racquet ball rooms, fitness classes-yoga, boot camp, etc.

    What to do for fun

    the campus is loaded with activities- game room, football games, friday night movie premier, guest speakers/lectures, one book fair, sac state aquatic center-canoeing, kayaking, swimming, bike trails, river rafting etc.

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus is great!! there are a variety of places one can dine at including: panda express, subway, burger king, mexican food, java city, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    the course work is challenging, but the teachers are very fair. they have high expectations but give you all the resources needed to pass the courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students: attend all orientations, get acquainted with the faculty and develop mentor relationships. ask questions, the teachers go above and beyond to help guide you!

    In three sentences

    the teachers are dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate. they are an inspiration to student's who are on a quest for knowledge.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of activities on campus and nearby the campus.

    Food and Dining

    my experience was limited, i would say that is was good.

    Academic Rigor

    the one class i sat in on was interesting. even though i was not a student the professor was willing to take time to give me more information about the subject that was being covered

    Tips for prospective students

    if you can, go to the campus and talk with students. the campus offers online as well as ground classes. lots of support for students that seek it.

    In three sentences

    great campus. the campus has been undergoing a building and development program which has provided the students with much improved facilities.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 231

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    Campus Safety

    feel fairly safe for the most part. wouldn't recommend it for girls to walk out to their cars by themselves when it is dark outside. good thing is that the campus provides escorts when you are in need that are very convenient.

    Greek Life

    can be very fun and help you to get involved. one thing to consider is the large time commitment it ends up being. sometimes can interfere with your school work if you aren't careful.

    Clubs and Activities

    browse all the different clubs during the club fair in the center of campus the first weeks of the semester. i'm sure you will find one that suits you and its a great way to make new friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i love the computer labs available on the 2nd floor of the mendocino building. being a comms major, they are super convenient for me.

    Bang for the buck

    one great stop that is a great deal is the grab n go station by the university restraunt. has a variety of soups, sandwiches, special entree items, salads and wraps. you pick 2 for only $5 even! take advantage of your free gym membership you have while being a student

    What to do for fun

    attend the number of different free movie nights and concerts in the union. attend the events at your housing unit if you live on campus. find a work out buddy and go to the well.

    Food and Dining

    the dc is awesome and now has a togo program that is really convenient if you live in the student housing. as for on campus dining, not very many healthy options unfortunately.

    Dorm Life

    i live on campus at the new apartments. i love it and plan to be an ra next year. the dorms definitely help you to have a real college experience and add so much convenience to life.

    Academic Rigor

    overall, classes remind me of sierra college community classes just kicked up a notch or two. class work loads aren't too overwhelming. great professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    look into all the resources available to you and take full advantage of them! the union has many floors, check them out. the well is amazing, definitely worth checking out.

    In three sentences

    sacramento state offers a lot of resources to its students. it has improved its campus immensely over the past years. can be a bit difficult to get the courses at the times you need them.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 231

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    What to do for fun

    Sacramento is full of life and there is so much to do from dining and clubs to driving the short drive to the lake, Tahoe, and Reno.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are on top of your registration To-Do-List and make up your mind now about what you wat to major in, because popular majors are so full, they are putting caps on them.

    In three sentences

    This University is a beautiful school, full of green and life. One of the more passionate schools, it is full fo clubs, activities and protests. However it too has been affected by cutbacks, making the last few years of registration more pain then it is worth.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 231

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    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll in classes as soon as you're allowed. GO TO ADVISING MEETINGS! They help you plan the next semester and get your GE out of the way fast.

    Bang for the buck

    Well, it's California guys. The state budget cuts are making things pricey. I wish I could say that I'm getting what I'm paying for, but I could be getting a whole lot more.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm having an all right time being at CSUS. It could be a whole heck of a lot worse! The campus is clean, the classes are usually professional (not like a high school classroom unless it's full of freshmen!) and it's pretty peaceful.

    Am learning a lot

    At first I wasn't really absorbing anything from my classes because they weren't challenging enough. But I think their higher-level courses keep students on their toes, as I am doing now.

  • 08/23/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Serious about school

    Bang for the buck

    A bit expensive but worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    Great campus

    Will learn a lot

    Very good programs and professors

  • 10/23/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who love beautiful campuses in an urban setting.

  • 11/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective student to at least visit the campus, walk around and see how each of them would enjoy it. Not necessarily by taking a formal tour of the campus, but also by stopping by on their leisure time.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the Student Union, I feel safe while I'm on the campus and the squirrels make it so much more enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely adore the environment at CSUS. The students are very friendly and polite and the professors are always willing to help in person or through e-mail.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Government and Sociology majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be Consistent in your studies and you will prosper.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 231

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    Am enjoying being here

    i love the campus

    Am learning a lot

    how to manage my time

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 231

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    Campus Safety

    Although there have been some reported incidence at school I think security is pretty good. They have alarm buttons all over the school and parking lots and they have carts that would actually pick you up and drive you to your car or security guards that can walk you as well. One thing I thought that was great was that they provided designated student drivers that would drop and pick up students that have been drinking.

    Greek Life

    My first semester at Sac State I tried rushing for different sororities and went to a few rush gatherings. I had a lot of fun and met some really nice people however I couldn't afford the cost of being part of a sorority because I was unemployed.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sac State has many clubs and activities. The Well provides many classes such as tahitian dancing, zumba, cardio workouts, and a few more. They have many clubs too such as club majors, I am in the Health Club. Or they have sports clubs such as the Tennis club or Ski club.

    Great for these types of students

    Sac state is a great school for almost every type of student because of it's diversity. There are the nursing and health students, music students, business students, criminal justice students, and much more.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not believe there are any unusual traditions on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of great things to do for fun at Sac State such as The Well for example. The state of the art gym provides a rock climbing wall, indoor track, basketball court, soccer court, weights, cardio equipment, locker rooms, cafe, health center, and much more. There is also the Union where many students can dine with their friends and also the music room where students can listen to music on comfortable bean chairs in private rooms.

    Food and Dining

    I like the fact that we were given a lot of food choices, however I wish that there was an actual cafeteria that served certain foods at a decent price. Also, I don't understand why there is two Panda Express'. I think they could have built a different restaurant instead.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, I live in a house with two other Sac State students yet I feel as if I live in a dorm. My roommates are my best friends but I think it would have been a great experience to have been able to live in the Dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't believe the school is very strict but they do believe in their students and try to give their best help and knowledge to us.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the school and really take advantage of all the resources given there.

    In three sentences

    I love Sacramento State. All the professors are very nice and helpful. The environment is diverse and students are amazingly nice.

  • 01/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There's only a few places on campus I know of that are good enough to eat repeatedly at, such as Mother India and The Buzz cafe.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are satisfactory but not too hard to pass. The teachers are fair graders and the essay load for classes is not too much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use early on of counseling, the career center, and other services for students.

    In three sentences

    CSU Sacramento is a good stepping stone to graduating college and going onto your career. It feels a little too much like simply a bigger American River College, however. It is a good place to go if you are still living in Sacramento or a nearby area.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 37 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No place is perfectly safety

    Greek Life

    not involved in greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Have not had time to socialize in clubs or activities

    Great for these types of students

    students who are there to graduate and succed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not that i know of

    What to do for fun

    Visit the Well. Get involved in free activities that the school hosts

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat at fast food places

    Dorm Life

    I am not living in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    great professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Save money before you begin college. Appply for the EOP program and if possible for the CAMP program. Try to live off-campus, it's much cheaper.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is i great place to study. The campus is beautiful and the new gym is awesome. The bad side of Sacramento is the tuition raise

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I suggest joining a group or organization in order to have many events and activities to take part in. The Well is an awesome gym that has many activities to join and keep you in shape. There are movie theaters, malls, clubs and other places near the campus to go to as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away. It makes the college experience that much more enjoyable especially if you are new to the area or far away from home.

    In three sentences

    California State University-Sacramento is a beautiful college with many scenic locations. The buildings create great diversity just like the students. The professors are wonderful making the college experience just as superb.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join sororeitys and anything you can.

    Food and Dining

    Dinning Common is improving on their food options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is pretty calm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do think carefully through about choices for your future.

    In three sentences

    It is a good university for those who don't want to to attend to a big campus. Variety of cultures are in this school. People are very friendly.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    40 of 231

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs on campus, and if you don't find one you are interested in you are welcome to start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    transfer students from a community college will do well here.i hear they have a great business program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the library has a desk where you can check out books for two hours to take to your class if you need to.you can also check out laptops to use.there is a huge gym all students can use for free.

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition is very reasonably priced. the university themselves look for all your other grants,scholarships, and loans after you initially apply for your pell grant.you will qualify for a university grant if you are not eligible for a cal-grant so your initial tuition of $6,600 will get covered.

    What to do for fun

    sacramento is so close to the sf bay,lake tahoe,reno, and there are several lakes near by.the american river is extremely close for water sports.

    Food and Dining

    there are all kinds of eating options.

    Academic Rigor

    i have been told by several of my friends who have attended that the academic rigor is not too demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    complete all of your general education requirements at a community college. the university is only accepting transfer students at this time.get your two year foreign language requirement completed in high school so you won't have to take it at university.

    In three sentences

    the tuition prices are quite reasonable. take a free tour of the campus.be sure to apply the semester prior to your planned attendance.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    sacramento state is great for most students. sacramento state is very diverse and welcomes students of all races and backgrounds.

    What to do for fun

    there are many fun activities to do at sacramento state. there are many art exhibits to view, as well as art shows and talks. the student union plays popular movies every week. there are also bands that perform at school. there are many different organizations and groups to join on campus, where you can meet other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    you can be very successful at sacramento state if you attend all of your classes and pay attention. you will pass your classes and receive good grades if you do your homework and write you papers on time. i also suggest joining a club or school organization, as this can open more opportunities.

    In three sentences

    sacramento state is a great school to get an education. the professors are diverse and inspiring individuals. the classes teach you something new everyday.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    http://www.csus.edu/org/greek/

    Clubs and Activities

    there is always something going on on campus that will spark students interest. http://sacstate.orgsync.com/

    Great for these types of students

    all types of students will enjoy this campus. there is much diversity. the campus is eco-friendly. bikes are welcome and good for getting around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    sacramento state recently built a recreational center called the wells: http://thewell.csus.edu/ it is very impressive.

    Food and Dining

    there are many surrounding food courts and dinning areas. the campus is not too far from downtown sacramento which is excellent for other options. http://www.dining.csus.edu/dc/

    Dorm Life

    i do not know much about dorm life because i live off campus outside of sacramento. however, i have not heard any complaints about on campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    sacramento state has professional professors that do want you to succeed. there are many opportunities for personal growth and advancement on and off campus. many internships are available even for credit.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would advise prospective students to enroll as early as possible into the classes they want. although, many students do drop the first week of class, classes tend to fill easily. as a transfer student it is wise to crash (sit in) a class and try to add given that your priority for registration will not be early and your transfer units will not reflect until later. definitely get your sac state onecard as soon as possible to avoid long lines in the lassen hall (i would suggest get it during your orientation day). this card also will allow you to receive free bus services for commuting students within sacramento.

    In three sentences

    come to california state university, sacramento!

  • 02/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    this is super important to sacramento state university. we take safety seriously. there are always information handouts making safety a priority. at csus they do the best to prevent the worst from happening with security guards, and emergency on hand calls, and even classes.

    Greek Life

    greek life! it's in the name itself ... life! here at sacramento state we have students who are very enthusiastic about social events. because after all...who says you cant have fun and take on a full course load.

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs and activities are so much fun once you set your mind to be involved in one. they are a fantastic way of having a good college experience, meeting new people, and helping others. they give you an opportunity to be yourself and get in touch with what your interests are, as well as giving you something that looks great on a resume ;)

    Great for these types of students

    csus is great for students wanting to get ahead in life. it is for the nerd in school, the popular kid, the sports nut, the single mom, the over worked dad. california state university is for students that want to build a strong resume and build the skills needed to be successful in the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the heart of campus is right in front of the library and union. there is a big area where our clubs, sororities, fraternities, and even organizations off campus come to welcome new students , returning students, or anyone with questions or concerns.

    Bang for the buck

    we all know college can get expensive. you can expect it here at sacramento state university too...but there are programs that can help you with that! like the financial aid center, or the career center.

    What to do for fun

    sacramento state university knows it gets overwhelming for students to be jugging work, school, family, and all the other things life has to offer, that is why csus helps provide fun! whether its having a dance event, or hosting a social, or simply planning a trip sacramento state gives its students opportunistic to relax and have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    csus gives its students different choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, not mention the breaks between classes! at csus you can have your cake and eat it too, literally! or if your watching what you eat no problem! csus provides its students with a healthy choice menu too.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are great because not only do you get the opportunity to live right off campus but you meet so many interesting people from different backgrounds. it makes living away from home an exciting experience!

    Academic Rigor

    i won't lie, sometimes (depending on your major) some classes can be more difficult than others, but that is what college is all about, to challenge you and help you grow as an individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are thinking about attending sacramento state university... 1.csus is a place to build leadership 2. csus is made for those who want to succeed and will go to any hights to do so. 3. csus is a great place to network too!

    In three sentences

    california state university sacramento is full of diversity. the campus is easy to move around in, and its location is great. csus has a wonderful well and fitness center too!

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police are always at the parking lot and watching over criminals like if anything bad goes on.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many types of sororities and fraternities that are fun to join and get involved and meet more people.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is pretty good,but they usually have the same kinds of food everyday such as mexican and asian food.

    Dorm Life

    i love the dorm life in jenkins hall. there are always activities going on every week and girls' night out. the residential associates are extra nice and responsible.

    Academic Rigor

    pass remedial classes and you would not dropout.

    Tips for prospective students

    just keep up with your work and you will pass!

    In three sentences

    sacramento state is very neat, eco-friendly, and clean. students and teachers are really nice and helpful. the school has exciting activities and programs to join, such as they have an aquatic center which allows you to water skii, boating, and ect.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    questioning the safety of the part of town sacramento state is in. i have heard lots of reports of homeless people and strange people wandering around the campus. make sure to not be alone at night if you have to walk through the trails or across the bridge.

    Greek Life

    not that big of a greek life system if you want to go to a big greek life college in my state wsu pullman and the university of washington is a better choice.

    Clubs and Activities

    very small clubs and activities since it is mostly a commuter and transfer school.

    Great for these types of students

    california students only because it is almost like a junior college with housing however california students are spoiled so they do not live on campus. student life is not really important to this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    location is not in downtown sacramento and is weirdly placed 15 minutes away from any city life. their winco is 15 miles or more north or south in the valley so you need a car to go to school at sac state.

    Bang for the buck

    not really a bang for your buck because california is cheating out of state students while california students can easily breeze into whatever major of their choice. sac state purposely makes you not want to be on the wue program so you can major in the more popular majors.

    What to do for fun

    go to concerts,go out to eat with commuters or try to find some activites on campus with the very few people that live there.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining is all around sac state and sacramento. the food is of higher quality in california compared to washingtons schools restraunts in most cases.

    Dorm Life

    never lived on sac states campus from what i saw they put freshmen into nasty housing that is dated. for the money you pay for sacramento be careful about applying and know that there is not much dorm life because it is a big commuter school.

    Academic Rigor

    probably challenging enough however i doubt it is as challenging as any of the schools within washington state.

    Tips for prospective students

    be careful applying to this school out of state because the wue program could restrict you from what you truly want to do. i really wanted to do graphic design however the graphic design majoring program is closed to wue participants. it makes me really mad because i really wanted to go to sac state to major in communications and graphic design because the bay area is a lively place for internships.

    In three sentences

    a very nice university however it is going through too many economic problems. most of their instate students are not taking advantage of the housing options on campus. the housing is overly expensive so sacramento students live at home and commute into the school treating it like a junior college.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 of 231

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i personally love going to the well (school gym and recreation center). there are plenty of things to do to keep you busy.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining are great; there are a variety of great choices to fill your appetite.

    Dorm Life

    i actually don't live in the dorms but it is a nice environment there.

    Academic Rigor

    professors here are great.

    In three sentences

    i love sacramento state. the campus, for one, is beautiful. the individuals here are great too.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    throughout the campus there are blue emergency boxes if you need someone go to the cloesest one and someone will be there in minutes. there has been some issues on campus but overall it's not dangerous.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is good here there is not a formal greek row in sacramento but they offer loads of different fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a bunch of clubs at sac state and are all equally as fun.

    What to do for fun

    there's loads to do for fun. you can join peak adventures which is where you go on hiking trips, and more. there's the well which has plenty to do all the time like rock climbing walls, zumba, spinning classes and much more. also there are a lot of clubs on campus that have events going on and are really fun to go check out.

    Food and Dining

    the food can be really good sometimes you have to off days where you just get tired of it but the campus has a lot of other places that offer food besides the dinning commons.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are fun but can be nosy at times over all it's a great way to make friends and have a great time. they even have themed floors where they do cool events. it should be interesting to join. i enojoyed it.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are tough but if you stay on top of your work you should be fine. some classes are really hard to get into because of high demand for them be sure to stay on top of those.

    Tips for prospective students

    join something that can get you proirty registration. it helps a lot when you are a freshman. you get last pick but if you have proirty you'll be fine and get the classes you want and need.

    In three sentences

    california state university, sacramento is a relaxing campus with nice and uniqe students. the teachers are friendly and easy to get to know and help a lot. the campus has a lot to offer and anyone who goes here is lucky.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    sac state is one of the safest campuses around. we have police officers on duty 24/7. they are easily accessible and will even escort you if you ask them to.

    Bang for the buck

    i can't say that i'm not satisfied but i think that we are over paying for on campus housing. considering the fact that it costs less to rent an apartment, we are paying twice or even three times as much to stay at the dorms.

    What to do for fun

    although there are many hookah bars around, there are not many 18&over clubs around sac state. yes there's house parties and kickbacks, but if you prefer to dance instead of drinking, then there's not much to choose from. there are only two malls around and a couple of shopping centers.

    Food and Dining

    at first it was really good and there seemed to be a great variety of food. as the weeks went by, it was sort of like the same thing over and over again.if your okay with burgers,pizza,sandwiches and pasta then this is no problem. the dining space is big, well furnished and it gets over crowded.

    Dorm Life

    living at the dorms is convenient for those long gaps in between classes and meeting new people. the rooms are not very big and there is not much storage or closet space. also, the restrooms can be dirty at times so be prepared to deal with people who are not as clean or neat as you. it can get loud and rowdy at times, if you can't deal with that then the dorms are not a very good idea.

    Academic Rigor

    the courses are really not that hard as long as you do your reading and actually pay attention during lecture. learn how to manage your time in order to keep up with the course. most of the professors are on a website called sacct so the information for that course is easily accessible.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to go out of your comfort zone. there's not always going to be someone with your same ethnicity or background. be open to new people. also, some professors have heavy accents so be prepared to deal with that.

    In three sentences

    the learning environment is great and the professors really take the time to get to know you, as a person. sacramento, itself, is a very historic city were major events occurred. it's incredible to be able to explore those grounds as a student here.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are plenty of security guards on duty. they will even help you unlock your car when you've locked your keys inside. there are free shuttle rides to the different parking areas.

    Greek Life

    there are many greek societies one can join if they wish.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs and activities that advertise everyday all over campus for students to attend.

    Great for these types of students

    there has been studies that have placed sacramento as the most diverse city in america. with respect to this fact, sac state also follows this example with so many ethnic minorities represented, i am sure one will find another fellow person with a similar background.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the brand new nursing program is located off of campus a few blocks away in a building called folsom hall. it is beautiful and a great quiet place to study when one does not want to study on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    even though some classes are deminishing, there are a lot of services that are offered on campus such as a health center which is respectively called the well. it holds the medical services one may get for free; prescriptions, eye care appointments, psychological care, nutritional information, and even a full blown fitness center with a rock climbing wall and indoor track.

    What to do for fun

    there are many greek societies one can join. there are events happening everyday that are hosted by many clubs and societies. the school itself also hosts many activities such as a thursday movie night.

    Food and Dining

    wonderful variety of places to eat in the university union; panda express, gordito burrito, indian palace, jamba juice, round table, togo's, subway, and many many many different cafes located throughout the campus to fulfill your caffeine cravings.

    Dorm Life

    i am not a resident on-campus so i can not give a good opinion for this question.

    Tips for prospective students

    be on top of your priorities with paperwork and homework. attend all of your assigned classes so you can get the most out of your learning experience. do not be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    it is a very diverse, friendly, and an accepting college of all people. it aims to be very challenging academically but exciting socially. you will be able to find a group of people you can relate to and call them family.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 231

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great so far.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is over 300 clubs! there has got to be one for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    active, smart, fun.

    What to do for fun

    join a club! i'm in the sac state snow club and it has been a great way for me to meet new people and make great friends. find something you love, there should be a club for that something! if there is not, you can make one!

    Food and Dining

    good food,, but wish there was more healthy choices. also the campus food is expensive, it does not make sense because everyone is struggling with money on campus the food should be cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    does not apply to me, i live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers i've had so far have been really nice and smart. never too much of a work load and homework is pretty basic. the hardest thing is tests because most of your grades are based on mostly testing.

    Tips for prospective students

    save up money, apply for scholarships, and be prepared to be in school two years more than you first intended.

    In three sentences

    csu sacramento is very crowded, expensive, and parking is terrible.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library was built backwards--the side that faces the quad was meant to be the back end!

    What to do for fun

    Get active in the community! Students can join an intramural sports league through the Well (the wellness and fitness center on campus), join a dance club, attend free concerts and comedy shows, study with friends in one of the many, many study locations, volunteer in community service, join one of the student organizations and put on interesting events, see student artwork in the galleries, and many other things!

    Food and Dining

    Sac State has big chains like Jamba Juice, Panda Express (two locations!), Burger King, Subway, and Round Table, as well as the more local businesses like Togo's and Java City. It also has Mexican, Mediterranean, and Indian food. The Dining Commons all-you-can eat buffet has a nice selection, although it does get tiresome to eat at the same place every day. There is an abundance of restaurants beyond campus as well, including several sushi restaurants (Tokyo Fro's, Sushi Hook, Bento Box), a Mongolian grill, Chipotle, IHOP, Denny's, and more.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms at Sac State are older buildings, but the American River Courtyard is a new apartment-style dorm that looks like a hotel from the inside, and features a marketplace where dorm students can spend their meal points on groceries. While the walls in the dorms offer little insulation from loud music, the dorm community is very friendly, and the leaders of the floor (RA's) are students as well, and always approachable. The RA's organize many fun events and try their best to accommodate their residents. The first floor has a front desk where residents can check out cooking and sports equipment, learn what's happening on campus, and get mail.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of a student's academic experience depends on their professor, and my experience has largely been positive. For the most part, I have been fortunate to have wonderful, attentive professors who are passionate about their subject matter and transform that passion into effective teaching methods. Many students do feel overwhelmed by their course load, however. The academic rigor really depends on the amount and types of classes an individual takes, and what professor is teaching them. However, many departments try to improve their pass rate not by curving grades, but by making more academic aid available to struggling students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sac State IS in the capital, so many state jobs and internships are available. The capital is also open to the public, so your state government is never far away. Many other opportunities exist at Sac State: there are free concerts, lectures, clubs, and student-run activities. There are also endless academic resources, including the writing center, the Chemistry HELP office, the Math Lab, and more! Take advantage of all the opportunities given to you!

    In three sentences

    CSU: Sacramento or Sac State is an eclectic campus, with diversity shown not only in the architecture, but in the student and faculty populations as well. People from many different backgrounds meet together and walk under the cool shade of the campus trees--at least one representative of each species native to California. Located in the capital of California and alongside the American River, Sac State boasts an active political spirit, proximity to nature, and and an artistic culture.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is hardworking. They work around the clock to protect students both during school and at night. They also have emergency phones all across campus to call security. There are shuttles to get safely across campus. Lastly there is a thing called Safe Rides to take you from a party or wherever you are and transport you safely back home.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities and clubs to keep you busy during the year. The intramural sports on campus are very competitive and fun. There are trained referees to monitor the games to make sure it is as fun as possible. Also there are many clubs that do anything from snowboarding, painting, discuss politics, and even just play video games. It is easy to get involved and a lot of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    School tuition is expensive but it does provide a lot of benefits. As a student one can use The Well for free, use all Sacramento public transportation, go to events for free such as movies or concerts, and other small things.

    What to do for fun

    The two places to hang out are the Well and The Student Union. While the Well is a gym it also has a lot of fun games to play. People all the time are playing sports such as basketball, volleyball, racquetball, soccer, football, rock climbing, dancing, and other activities. However if physical activities are not for you the Student Union has a game room where people can play video games, pool, table tennis and many other things. There are a lot of areas to sit and hang out with friends. On weekends there is always a sports game going on such as a football game where a lot of people go to watch and cheer.

    Food and Dining

    The dining on campus is both affordable and delicious. I have had most of the restaurants on campus and have not had a complaint about one. Most of the employees are students so they are very fun and welcoming and the food is very good every time. The only draw back is that they are not open as often as I would like. The residents who live on campus face the problem that the restaurants close very early in the day and are not open on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Currently I live in the dorms and sometimes it can be great but others it can be a bit dry. During the week when all the residents are here it is a very fun social environment. There are plenty of activities to do from pool, football, basketball, arts and crafts, and others. The Resident Advisers do a great job in both leadership and friendship making the experience much better. However, during the weekends many people go home and it can be boring alone at the resident halls and it can be hard to find things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall in my first year of Sacramento I have been challenged more than I have in my life but been able to succeed in all my classes. With a lot of hard work and help from the professors each class gives students a learning experience whether it is a theater class to criminal justice. The only down side to many great classes is that they can be hard to get into because of the many students on campus. Scheduling classes can be very stressful but many classes provide the opportunity to crash so that a student can get all their necessary credits.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school has a wide variety of majors to choose from but excels in its criminal justice programs and government programs. It makes the transition from high school to college very easy with a lot of first-year student opportunities such as first year seminar, first year movie and entertainment nights, and also a peer mentor to guide you through. The campus has an amazing gym called The Well with a lot of high quality work out equipment and even a rock climbing wall. Also our sports here are great with a division 1 football and baseball team that are extremely fun to watch. It is a lot of fun, but the school also provides safety lectures to make sure that the fun is not only safe but wont have bad consequences. Overall Sac State provides everything to make school challenging, athletics fun and accessible, and a very active social life.

    In three sentences

    It is a great campus with a lot of opportunity for education, physical activities, and meeting new people. The faculty here is very professional and willing to work to help you if you work hard to succeed. This school is challenging but is very rewarding if one works hard.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Start of the athletic fitness facility.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus and off campus. When I'm at school late and I need a ride home, I know I can always count on the night shuttle to get me home safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many Clubs to attend and activities to do. I am currently in The Salsa Loca Club and I really enjoy it. It's once a week and its a great way to interact with other people and have a good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The place I feel the most comfortable being in is CAMP. CAMP stands for College Assistance Migrant Program which is a wonderful program that can be considered a home away from home for me. They are always there to help me at anytime. I am always there because I feel comfortable around them, we can all relate to each other in many ways.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at Sacramento State. Since this is my first semester living near campus i really enjoy the activities and events that they provide.

    Food and Dining

    I tend to prepare my lunch instead of buying food at school, but when I do eat at school I really enjoy the food.

    Dorm Life

    I can't relate to this because i don't live in the dorms but i have heard good things about living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Up until now I am very happy with my academics learning. Sacramento States has exactly what I need to accomplish my long term goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that they take advantage of all the help that is offered to us and the programs they provide for us. Also not to be scared to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State has been a wonderful experience for me. This being my fist year attending this school has been filled with great experience. I know I've made a great choice by attending this marvelous school.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue police boxes are visible in many places, and a campus police patrol the grounds. I don't recommend walking alone in the dark for vulnerable people

    Clubs and Activities

    Almost every major has its own club, and there are many clubs suited to the different interests of different students. There are free concerts at noon every Wednesday, and there are a handful of seasonal and special events.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Guy West bridge goes over the American river, and can be a relaxing place to visit in the middle of the day.

    Bang for the buck

    Rapidly increasing tuition and dwindling financial aid are making the university less and less accessible, and students and staff are heavily burdened by this.

    What to do for fun

    The Well is a free on-campus gym that has loads of space to play sports, and it also offers rock-climbing. The campus has direct access to a bike trail that follows the American river, and midtown/downtown always have something going on.

    Food and Dining

    As a vegan, there aren't many options, but Mother India has great options, Java city has ABC cookies, and gordito burrito has a few veggie heavy options.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus in midtown, that being said however, Sacramento is a great place to live. There is something interesting happening everyday, and everything is so close together.

    Academic Rigor

    While the GE courses are very simple and easy. Being a chemistry major is a very challenging and demanding endeavor, but also very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a planner, and put all of your important dates in it (fun ones too, so that it opening it doesn't cause anxiety). Do the assigned reading and do the homework.

    In three sentences

    CSU Sacramento offers many academic opportunities through a wide variety of majors, to on-campus support and help offices. The campus is nestled in between tall trees, surrounded with squirrels, and is river adjacent. Rises in tuition and decreasing financial aid have become a growing problem.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is definitely improving each year. The school has an emergency line that sends out an emergency text to your phone when an emergency has occurred on campus. The school has placed tall blue security call boxes around campus so if anything occurs or if you are stuck somewhere on campus and need a ride, the blue security box is easily accessible. The school also has a Night Shuttle to safety take you to your car or to the public safety building where you can get an escort home from Sac PD.

    Greek Life

    We have many Fraternities and Sororities on campus. We house over 32 Greek organizations, which include the Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, United Fraterity and Sorority Council.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 different clubs on campus and still growing. There are clubs for anythings that could fit any or all your interest. If you don't find a club or organizations on campus to fit your interest, then you could create a club on campus. The school also has an Aquatic Adventure Center that has many activities that you can sign up for like hiking, river rafting, and rock climbing.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for all types of students. It is a great school that helps shape you into who you want to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The AIRC is where students spend their all-nighters, and get work done. The WELL is the fully equipped gym, where everyone works out. The University Union is where all the events happen that you could attend for free or a reasonably low price. The University Quad is where you will witness speeches, protest, and fun events in the nice sunny weather take place.

    Bang for the buck

    Coupons become your best friend if you become a college student on a tight budget. The Dollar Store, Michaels, and Joanns are your best places when doing crafts and they have coupons too. When going to places, ask if they offer a student discount because most places do.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do on campus for fun. Every Wednesday, the school plans fun events at noon, for example concerts. The plays plays movies every month or so in the University Union.

    Food and Dining

    The Dinning Commons is open to everyone and has great food. On campus you can numerous places for food can fit the different cravings you desire, fr example Burger King, Round Table, Mediterranean food,Panda Express, Gorditio Burito, and also deli food with frozen yogurt.

    Dorm Life

    There are different Dorm Life you can live at while at Sacramento State. You can live on campus in the regular dorms or the American River Courtyard which has bigger spacing.There are the Upper Eastside Lofts which is a block away from the school which is surrounded by numerous food places, and The Elements which is about three blocks away but is located right next to Target, but has a shuttle that drops you off inside the campus. No matter which place you chose to live, there are calendar events that let you get to know people while having fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics become challenging as you move forward with your major towards your degree. There are tutors on campus to help you. Teachers are always available during their office hours to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have not chosen a major yet, then focus on completing GE units so do you waste units on classes you don't need. Join a club or organization that you fit well into so you feel less homesick or that you don't belong. Learn time managing skills or you will feel overwhelmed.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State has a diverse student body of 27,000 and a highly knowledgeable faculty, with 98 percent of our full-time professors holding the highest degree in their fields. A great school if you are looking for somewhere to belong. It is the home away from home.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I have no idea how dorm life is... I live off campus.

    In three sentences

    Sac State University has many services, programs, and events aimed at making your first year a stimulating learning experience and an exciting personal journey. This school offers excellent curricular and co-curricular programs. There are many people at Sac State who can help you make productive, important, healthy decisions.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are incidences of crime every semester, but I have never personally had an issue. In fact, I accidentally left my laptop under a desk (How do you do that? I don't know!) and it was still there over half an hour later.

    Greek Life

    Lots of fraternities and sororities are active on our campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The first few weeks of each semester are so crazy in the library quad! There really is a group for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Professional students. Lots of classes are offered at night, the school is right next to the freeways, tuition is affordable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an art gallery in the library, and a Japanese rock garden. You can schedule to take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, which is a really neat experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Mother of India two item combo! Two meals worth of Indian food for under $7!!

    What to do for fun

    The Well (our wellness center and sports complex) is a great place to start. There is every kind of workout equipment available there, in addition to an outdoor activity (rafting/camping/skiing) company named Peak Adventures. You can sign up and plan a backpacking trip for a sunny day after you play a game of indoor soccer on a rainy day.

    Food and Dining

    There's the usual stuff: Burger King, Subway, Round Table Pizza, Jamba Juice, etc. Then there's the unusual stuff: Mother of India, Gyros, Gordito Burrito, Saigon Bay, even Japanese Tea Ceremonies on campus. The ethnic diversity and high degree of integration in Sacramento really show on campus! You get not only to live in one of the most diverse and integrated cities in the country, but you also don't have to leave campus to find a meal that's not just food, but cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    Since C.S.U.S. is a 'commuter school,' the dorm life is not something most students know about. I am a graduating senior, have been at Sac State for two years now, and have never set foot in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others; some classes are WAY easier if take other classes first. Talk to the professor about what you should know going in. It's as easy as sending them an email if you are unsure about your level of understanding. Prepare to be challenged because Sac State has some AMAZING faculty. They will make you work to get A's!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Top 3 tips: 1. Get to know your professors and departmental staff. They are a great resource for letters of recommendation, scholarship information, and more! 2. Get involved on campus. The more you do through the university, the more you have to put on your resume! 3. Study with friends. Make friends in your classes and keep each other accountable!

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a great school, but doesn't have a very involved student body. Classified as a 'commuter school,' C.S.U.S. is a cornerstone of Sacramento's professional scene with over 75,000 graduates living in Sacramento County alone. Campus life is there if you look for it though; we have a sold-out rock concert on campus this week!

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Parties are always fun in Sacramento.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is the same everyday. There should be more of a variety of foods instead of choosing from the same foods.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are very boring and expensive. The RHA's here should provide their residents with more activities to keep them occupied, create different study groups for residents, and lowering the monthly cost of living.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here show a lot of motivation to teach and make sure you learn the material in the allotted time. The professors are always there after class hours to additional help.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you study and put in a lot of effort into your school work, college will be easy and fun at the same time.

    In three sentences

    California State University-Sacramento is an overall good environment for students to learn. There are many campus job opportunities for students. Every employee is there to help every student in need whether it's financial help or with the students school work.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops are prevalent, but it's still a college campus.

    Greek Life

    Everywhere but not overwhelming.

    Great for these types of students

    All.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Occasional concert on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is being raised.

    What to do for fun

    Recreational sports teams, The Well (Health and Wellness Center) has rock climbing! Lots in the area; not far from downtown Sacramento.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options all over campus and even healthy ones.

    Dorm Life

    Many greek organizations and two new dorm halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Student must be dedicated to course for a satisfying grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up teachers before hand and ask lots of questions; there are help desks on campus.

    In three sentences

    Campus is large, spread out, and has many trees. Most students and faculty are friendly and helpful if you ask for it. Professors generally know what they are doing; they most are well-suited to teaching.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency boxes all around campus, and if it's late you can call a cab to be driven to your car/dorm room. Also, there is an app with an emergency button on it, which is probably good if you're not close to an emergency box. It is also pretty well lit on most parts of campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Sac State is great because it does have so much to offer that anyone can find something they love here!

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely cheaper than UC and private schools, which is a plus. However, at a recent admitted students event I attended they did say it is rare for students to graduate in four years; however, veterans and honors students get priority registration for classes, and as with any college as long as you don't change your major too often you can graduate in a relatively reasonable amount of time.

    What to do for fun

    Check out one of their apps or their website. There is always something going on around campus! It is also located about 5 minutes away from Downtown Sacramento where there are various museums and theatres.

    Food and Dining

    Visit the Union! It is food paradise and has just about everything you can think of. I heard there is also an actual restaurant in there and that the dorms have cafeterias too.

    Dorm Life

    I will not be living on campus, but it sounds like it is a good community. I would probably give it more stars if I was living on campus and knew more about it.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor depends on where you stand at the University. Some classes seem very simple, while others, particularly in the Honors Program, require a much deeper level of critical thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for something that interests you, whether on the website or when you visit. At first I didn't think there would be much that would appeal to me, but I discovered the Honors Program on the website, in which I will be enrolling, and it has everything that I want in a college experience. I also recommend visiting the campus and sitting in on some classes to get a feel for the campus overall.

    In three sentences

    Sac State is a great school with so many opportunities for anyone with just about any interests. It is a big school, but there are so many ways to get involved on campus to make it have a smaller-school feel. It is definitiely worth considering.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There a lot of things you can do for fun, especially if you go to the Well, which is the schools newest building.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food choices.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I heard it is a great way to meet new people and be more socialized in school.

    Academic Rigor

    Do your best in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need assistance, people are always willing to help, so don't be afraid to ask for help

    In three sentences

    This school, is great. It is really diverse. Its really full of great opportunities.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sac State is located around downtown Sacramento, where the majority of businesses are. Great restaurants and shops are all around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fight for an early enrollment date!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with a fantastic faculty and staff. However, there is a limited amount of classes offered and they often fill quickly.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are many blue emergency posts throughout the campus that you can press in the case that you are in danger. Avoid walking alone at night and always be aware of your surroundings. Girls carry pepper spray or always have a friend with you!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not as common here than it is other schools. We do not have a Sorority or Fraternity Row, however there are still many Sororities and Fraternities. It is a great way to get involved with that campus and meet new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs and activities available to the students, all you have to do is go and look for them and get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who appreciate nature, who like to get involved, and who are ready to work hard to get where they want.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a place in the union where you can rent out your own room for hours at a time for free, just with your one card. It is private and you could do whatever you want, such as take a nap, watch t.v, listen to music, or do homework away from distraction!

    What to do for fun

    There are gaming rooms and tv's and plenty of things to do on your breaks between classes. Take advantage of the pretty campus and take a walk by the river, or visit the cool places that you can relax and hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There is an extremely diverse selection of foods on campus. My only wish is that there were more healthier options!

    Dorm Life

    I have never personally lived in the dorms, but I would look for other student housing options. I lived at the Upper Eastside Lofts, which gave me the dorm experience and it was much more pleasant to live in. Again, take advantage of other options!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is what you make of it. Choose the classes that you are interested in, and really involve yourself in them. You will find that they are much more pleasant in that case and you will be happier with your results.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check out ways to get involved and do them. There are so many people that don't take advantage of the many opportunities that the school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school overall with a great student community. The campus is beautiful and covered in thick trees that make the environment more pleasant. The budget cuts are the only thing that is taking away a lot of opportunity!

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a open fitness center for all of the students on campus. Also there are a lot of clubs down town if you feel so inclined and the student union has a game room open during school time.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food options on campus. Most aren't the most healthy but it gets you by. The campus is also surrouned bu a ton of resturants so if you want something different you do not have far to walk.

    Dorm Life

    Never experienced dorm life here so I dont have much to say on it. As long as you keep to yourself and don't try to be a jerk on purpose everything should go smoothly

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are pretty fast paced and every teacher is different. As long as you can keep up with the work load you should do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Breakdown and do the work. That is the main way to pass any class. You dont do the work I promise you that you will not pass.

    In three sentences

    This school can definitely help you on your way as long as you know which direction you want to go. Make sure you have your major decided upon or else you might end up waisting some years on your life.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always see Campus PD or the CSOs around and very friendly. There are also Emergency lights and phones EVERYWHERE you go. I feel extremely safe at this campus.

    Greek Life

    Very highly involved with campus life, friendly and encourages interaction!

    Clubs and Activities

    From active, to social, to educational there is a club for just about anything!

    Great for these types of students

    All types will and do enjoy this campus! You'll meet people from ALL walks of life!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I really enjoyed the Sac State 5k fun run! There was a lot of high energy that really increased my pleasure during the run!

    Bang for the buck

    I have loved attending CSUS. I had a choice of CSU East Bay, CSU Sonoma or CSUS and I'm 100% positive I made the right choice!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of fun activities on and off campus. There are tons of clubs and activities not to mention the well and sororities/fraternities. Always something going on because it is a high interactive campus

    Food and Dining

    Great places to eat on campus and not expensive. I enjoy stopping by the Union for a lunch break!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but many of my friends do. Other than expensive I have never heard any complaints.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major but overall the classes are challenging and brain stimulating

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up your money while you're in high school and get a part time job while in school. Read reviews on rate my professor to try getting into good quality classes. Study hard and don't blow off quizzes, they add up in the long run.

    In three sentences

    A great place to learn with friendly and helpful professors. The content of the classes are actually geared towards real world situations. The prices have risen because of state funding.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When not studying, students can either go to the gym that is on campus or go out to eat outside of campus. In addition there are campus clubs that teach dances such as Salsa Loca or Ballroom Dancing offered throughout the week. There is plenty of fun to do at Sac State.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Sac State is very versatile. With popular restaurants and ethnic restaurants allows students to try new kinds of foods .

    Dorm Life

    I did not live at the dorms however some friends of mine said that is was a great experience. Meeting new friends, getting to know new types of people was the biggest thing of dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic rigor in Sac State is great. Though the university is struggling with the current budget cuts, Sac State still offers professors that teach students to think not to memorize key words for a test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although it is a State school, Sac State is a great university for anyone that is heavily determined for students who want to major in Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Business. However, Sac State is not just for those you want to pursue in those intended majors it is filled with many students majoring in other fields. One advice I give is to be on top of everything, homework, tests, meeting up with professors and counselors to be successful at Sac State.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a great place for any student who wants to go to college in a calm and friendly environment. The campus is spacious and vast with tress that provide plenty of shade when the days get hot. Lastly the campus has much variety from students to professors making it a well-rounded university.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Awesome and chill people!

    Clubs and Activities

    M.E.S.A, Band

    Great for these types of students

    Like nature, like to interact with other people and not be strangers, and athletes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Phlagleblast happens at the beginning of the semester it's like a fun way to get prizes and the first college event!

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, go work out at The Well it's so much fun!

    Food and Dining

    Good places

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to join clubs and be involved. Explore the places and different activities that take place.

    In three sentences

    Sac State is the place for the Hornets!! It is a great school with great programs and opportunities. Plus there's always nature making you company and even the squirrels make you feel good.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is equipment with emergency phones and lots of light posts. Shutter services are provided to take students to their cars at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different clubs to look for, which are helpful with finding a job or networking with professionals.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great campus for those who love nature.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sacramento State is located right next to the river. If you have a break, you can even go on a hike.

    Bang for the buck

    Even with the high fees, you still have so many resources available for you that are not available at other campuses.

    What to do for fun

    Gym, games room.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices for food, ranging from fast food to restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    New dorms build look like a nice hotel. Lots of room to study.

    Academic Rigor

    You are expected to leave the school prepared for the career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Making sure that the professor knows you will help in the long run. Professors are more willing to help those who ask questions and visit during office hours.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with lots of trees. Very good programs for those who want to study business, nursing, or teaching. Campus has a lot of resources to help students succeed.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The game room, with up to date video game consoles are fun. I've rarely used it simply because I have it all at home.

    Food and Dining

    CSUS has several options for food. One of the main problems is that some of the places I prefer to go are located on the other side of campus where I'm not taking any classes. It's cheaper to just bring food from home.

    Academic Rigor

    You kind off get what you pay for in some ways. I don't believe the professors have enough time to test and read papers as once was the case. Professors are requiring less writing because they have too many students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out Rate A Professor online. The website reviews professors so you know what to expect when you sign up for a class.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is a decent school, providing relatively inexpensive tuition compared to private universities. Because of budget cuts, a number of programs are impacted which means fewer students are able to take courses. There are a number of professors and administrators that should retire.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Studious and ambitious students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual: Annual color run. Hidden Japanese Tea Garden.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do. It's just learning where to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an education plan, and DO NOT be afraid to ask questions in any situation.

    In three sentences

    Sac State has an incredibly beautiful campus. Wonderful and inspiratinal teachers. Not to mention, awesome opportunities while you advanced your knowledge in your particular major.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Love the emergency telephones located throughout campus as well as direct line to campus police that you can call from your cell phone.

    Greek Life

    Very active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots to choose from, you can even apply to create your own if you'd like.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone, great for outgoing, quiet, shy, academic or social types, it has something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Can't beat 50 cent coffee at the bookstore!

    What to do for fun

    Check out the river near campus, explore downtown's finest eats and dancing, Sacramento is also not far from the bay or the mountains so there is plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options in the union! Healthy, quick and diverse!

    Dorm Life

    My friends live in the dorms and they are lovely with great security.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors. They always make time for their students whether it be during office hours or in class. Join a club or become active on campus to experience the university completely.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State University is a wonderful school. It is full of diversity and a broad range of students. It is also very lush with greenery and relaxing, a great place to study.

  • 05/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are many organizations to choose from and quite a bit of them are really great.

    Great for these types of students

    Definitely the place for students who are just there to hang and possibly get a degree.

    Bang for the buck

    With the increase in prices it seems that everyone is falling down the toilet.

    What to do for fun

    There is a place on campus called Peak Adventures and they always have a variety of activities that students can engage in. For instance, sports, hiking, travel, and even movie nights.

    Dorm Life

    Sadly I do not know how they are here, I always rented an apartment off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please take the time to really look around at other colleges before you instantly decide to go here.

    In three sentences

    When I first started there it was a great school, but now I wish I can hurry and graduate so I can get out of there. The teachers have lost motivation, classes are disappearing, and costs are raising so high that there is not even any resources for anyone.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have security campus phones all over campus.

    Greek Life

    I haven't joined any Greek Life clubs, but there are many to chose from on campus and the people involved seem to enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many activities put on by the club called unique. It is a very fun campus with many opportunities to get involved in clubs and have fun at after school events.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for anybody really. Sacramento has a big city feel with the downtown, but it is not as crazy and stressful as a real big city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brand new gym that has a rock wall and all new equipment. I love the on site gym, it's beautiful!!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great investment for your future. I wish tuition would go down, but who doesn't?

    What to do for fun

    There is an awesome drive in theater, a cool night life downtown, and you're so close to so many historical areas. Sutter's Mill and Placerville are within an hours drive. Tahoe is also fairly close for a day of hiking.

    Food and Dining

    Great food on campus and downtown, which is just minutes away.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I haven't heard any complaints. They look like they were newly built and they have a pool and a spa.

    Academic Rigor

    The school does challenge you to think critically, engage, and participate. They expect you to be at a university level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus and the area before accepting, I love Sacramento, but others may not. Apply for scholarships before getting there, because then you'll be scrambling for help to pay like I am.

    In three sentences

    California State University Sacramento is such a great school! The campus is beautiful, they always put on fun events, and the teachers are very knowledgeable! I am so glad I moved to attend this school, I feel like my future is in good hands there.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's many police on campus as well as safety stations that can notify campus police if needed. Travel with people at night and have pepper spray on your person if traveling alone to be safe at all times.

    Greek Life

    I joined Phi Alpha Delta, the pre-law fraternity which was a great experience. I've heard Greek Life is memorable!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a wide variety from hobbies like Snowboarding club to career oriented clubs. Extracurricular activities help balance student life with social life! They also make for a more well-rounded student and looks good for grad school!

    Great for these types of students

    Get involved! CSUS is best for students that wish to make the most out of their college experience by getting involve with campus clubs and activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a basement study area in the library that few students know about. If you are looking for a place to study during crowded midterms and finals time, this is the perfect place to escape!

    Bang for the buck

    Sacramento offers affordable living accommodations around $575-700 a month for apartments in the area.

    What to do for fun

    The river is a local and cheap choice for entertainment for the college student on a budget. You can swim and BBQ there. There's also rock climbing at The Well which is free for students!

    Food and Dining

    Downtown and Midtown Sacramento offer some amazing food choices. The night life is pretty good too with clubs, pubs, and bars.

    Dorm Life

    I live outside of campus, but I have friends in the dorms and they enjoyed their experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The Government/International relations program offered at CSUS was a challenging program that helped prepare me for work in the field. CSUS offers one of the best Criminal Justice programs in the US and has a notable business department as well. Most of my term papers were between 10-12 pages, the most I wrote in a semester was 62 pages while taking 4 classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in your education in and outside of the classroom by joining student clubs. If you can utilize professors during their office hours, they can give you good career advice post-gradution. If they know you, they are more likely to give you a personal recommendation when you need it! Get a heads start on your term papers so you can focus on finals during finals week. Try to stay with the reading

    In three sentences

    CSUS offers students an opportunity to engage with professors dedicated to helping you succeed. There are a number of internship opportunities at the state capitol. The Well exercise center also offers students free access to a state of the art gym!

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are very helpful and friendly. There are also numerous emergency buttons that when pushed alert the police to your exact location and prompt them to respond within 5 minutes or less.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities, fraternities, as will as multi cultural and coed fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs on campus and many opportunities to get involved with campus activities even if you aren't specifically involved in a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Great campus for multi-cultural, open minded, and social students who love a challenge and are passionate about their education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once a semester the Sacramento State ROTC does a fun run around campus in the early morning, in which they fill the campus with the sounds of their running cadences.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared with other colleges today Sacramento State's tuition rates are very reasonable, as well as the cost of living in the Sacramento area being fairly reasonable compared to other college towns.

    What to do for fun

    Sacramento State has numerous clubs, intramural sports teams and the campus even has an aquatic center, off campus on Lake Natomas, which offers various water adventures.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is wonderful, whether you want anything from healthy food to comfort food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not personally live in the dorms, however I do have friends that do and they really enjoy the quality and atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes present exciting new intellectual challenges and the professors push you to do your best and are willing to help all along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with your assigned reading. Get involved in campus activities. Most importantly enjoy your time at Sacramento State.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State has a beautiful and easily navigated campus. The classes are reasonable in size and are taught in a comfortable atmosphere. The professors are some of the best in the business and eager to help with the students education.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an emergency call box every where you look. It is big and blue and at night it lights up so in case there was an emergency, it would be easy to spot.

    What to do for fun

    Sacramento is pretty big. There is alot to do whether its going to the lake or hanging out downtown.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldnt know because I live off campus.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very clean. There nare so many people there to help you if you need help finding classes or what have you. The teachers really want to see the students succeed.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is hopefully delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Seems like a very friendly place.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started school here yet so I am just going to give it an average rating. I hope the school work won't be too difficult though.

    In three sentences

    It seems like the perfect school from what I have heard. I am excited about attending Sac State because it has exactly what I want. I can't wait to begin school there!

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are many options to choose from when dining at California State University-Sacramento. It's a great way to socialize and meet new friends as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty awesome here at Sacramento State. This college offers new dorms to its freshman and transfer students.

    Academic Rigor

    The pace is definitely manageable, especially if you're working and going to school concurrently. The teachers certainly demand that you give it your all and reward those who do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join everything that you can-experience honor socieites, sororities, fraternaties, sport teams, and other awesome organizations-and you will feel like you never left home.

    In three sentences

    California State University-Sacramento is full of diverse students who all strive to be the very best they can be. I absolutely love the Criminal Justice Program and the teachers are top notch. California State University-Sacramento provides an extremely fun environment and encourages students of all ages and backgrounds to live their college lives to the fullest.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Arco Arena, Cal Expo, malls, River Cats games, Sacramento River, lots of fun stuff!

    Food and Dining

    Expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Everybody is friendly. Dorms are a little old, but still cozy.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are full of students just lke you. Pay attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are known in the financial aid office. Friendly faces are supposed to be taken full advantage of. Be nice to everyone.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus to walk around. Diversity among students and professors. Interesting classes and academically rigorous.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great location safe area, Campus Police is always on call in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Personally I am looking into joining Kappa Sigma, sounds like a great fit for me.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fraternities/Sororities Clubs Sports River tubing (Kern River)

    Great for these types of students

    Government/Political Science International Relations Criminal Justice Business Business Administration.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Well one of the newest state of the art gyms in the Cal State Education Systems.

    What to do for fun

    Kern River runs right next to the campus, Night life in the city (10 mins away) there are, restaurants, clubs, bars. Also there are a lot of clubs and organizations to join as far as fraternities/sororities go, they also have a new up to date gym known as The Well one of the newest gyms in the Cal State schools.

    Food and Dining

    As far as food and dining are concerned, asking around campus during my visit students enjoyed the food, they also have restaurants and jamba juices around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I will be living on campus my first semester and I look forward living on campus my first year to get to know the ins and outs of the university as well as the city.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as what I've looked into great place to learn and staff/professors take time and care about students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in open minded, school is more than just learning and hitting the books, its also about networking and interacting making life long connections.

    In three sentences

    Amazed by the beautiful campus and the location, great atmosphere and learning environment. Great place for internship programs for Government/Political Science majors being in the state capitol and all. Lots to do, Kern River, and the city life outside of school, overall looking forward to attend the school in the fall

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get into clubs. They really help you interact with others.

    Food and Dining

    It's not too bad. I only enjoyed breakfast and it's buffet style for breakfast lunch and dinner. Nothing too special during lunch hours but they also have a market and other places to eat on campus if you don't want anything from the dinning commons

    Dorm Life

    It can get quite expensive, but it's a great way to make new friends have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    My experience has not been bad. I have had pretty good teachers and most of them know what they are doing. Ask them for help and they will.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The WELL fitness center

    What to do for fun

    Play sports and hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply to me

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the Dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Best tip of all, be involved in what occurs around campus become involved in clubs and organizations.

    In three sentences

    Sac State has provided me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and better understand who I am as a person. It is a very peaceful environment from its surroundings to it staff and students. The campus is just the right size, it is not that small nor to big.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Students like to hag out in the grass areas in Sac State and go for a walk/run in the trail right by the school.

    Food and Dining

    The food was not that special because they would give the same food most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay because it can be boring sometimes,but sometimes it can have fun activities going on outside the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Sacramento state is taugh in classes, but there is always something to learn. Learning in class helps by the professors because they like ineract with the students and they help a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students is to be ready to be in an academic place and to not be shy to talk to people because everyone is very nice.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is a very academic place to be at. This place is for students that like the hot weather in the summer. The students come from many different places, so it is very diverse.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. There are always campus security strolling around campus to make sure it is a safe environment for students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs on base that will ensure that a student will get the best experience possible on base. It just takes the initiative of the student to want to get involved.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do on campus. If you join a club, club are always actively doing something around campus or the community. There is also an aquatic center where student can either swim, kayak, or take part on different water activities.

    Food and Dining

    This campus has great varieties of restaurants to choose from. You can never get bored or tired eating on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life seems great. There are a lot of restaurants on campus as well as a spa, so student do not need to go very far to relax. This campus really accommodates their students needs very well.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is really competitive to get into and once accepted it is really hard to get the course you want unless you are very proactive about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective student would be to start exercising soon or buy a bike because this campus is huge!

    In three sentences

    When I attended orientation, the staff and everyone of the campus workers were very friendly and made everyone felt really welcomed. I felt the campus was very big and very nice. All the building were up to date and there was no trash on campus or anything.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Last year the amount of assaults on campus where horrific, but the school took proactive measures to improve safety. Hopefully, this year was just one bad year and the campus will continue to be a safe place for students to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs of every kind at sac state and activities on campus every month.

    Bang for the buck

    Sacramento State is a good school but with tuition rising every semester and cuts being threatened it is hard to give this area a good score.

    What to do for fun

    Sac state hosts many event that students can attend including theater, workshops, presentations, movies, and fun campus gatherings.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food options and different areas around campus to find food. Yogurt, sandwiches, sushi-you'll find it all here. The only downside is it is hard to find inexpensive healthy food.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors here really challenge the students and it is important to keep up on all assignments. Even though it can be challenging, the professors are available to students and want to help them succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Seek out all the resources to you. Sac state has so many programs and technology for any type of student in any major so utilize them!

    In three sentences

    This school has a beautiful campus with plenty of areas to work outside and enjoy it. The professors are well-educated and are interested in your success. A really great aspect to Sac State are all the computer labs and help available to students.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    At my time at Sac State I have never encountered any type of safety issue. This is a safe college mostly due to it being secluded from residential areas.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities on this campus but there are no houses for greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    One of the greatest things about this university has to be its selection of clubs and activities. There is pretty much something for everyone to do or join.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a very diverse college, athletes, engineers, everyone is welcome here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have your typical sororities and fraternities on campus. You also have many clubs and organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    Sacramento State really gives you your bang for your buck. One of the most affordable colleges for the quality of education, I'm glad I chose this school.

    What to do for fun

    You can take a stop at the Game Room located at the University Union. Here, you can play some billiards/pool, ping pong or some video games on X-Box or PS3. Or, you can join intramural and play some fun sports.

    Food and Dining

    Food choices are decent. There is a Panda Express, Round Table, Burger King, Crepe place, Jamba Juice, many Java Cities, and Subway. There are also other campus owned eateries.

    Dorm Life

    I did not get a chance to stay on campus but I did hear that the rooms in the new dorms are very compact. I did stay off campus and can say that the apartments closest to campus are not the safest.

    Academic Rigor

    Sacramento State University is renowned for having many classes which are less rigorous than top schools. This may or may not be good for students because you want to be prepared as much as possible when graduating from college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of the new resources available, like the The Well fitness center and the AIRC which is open 24/7. Do not shy away from seeking counseling to stay on the right path.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State University is a great school to attend located in the city of trees. This school is much more affordable than many other schools. The quality of resources is average compared to other state universities in California.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The location of this University is great. The Sacramento River provides opportunity to go rafting during the hot summer days. There are a wide range of places to eat. You can find anything you like to do at Sacramento State.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a state university, it's already difficult to get into classes necessary for your major. However, there are lots of faculty members in different centers to help and guide you. There's a lot of help provided, when you ask for it.

    In three sentences

    This University may seem small, but full of energy. If warm weather and a campus full of nature intrigues you, this is the school to be studying at. Teachers and faculty are diverse in experience and professionalism.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    school activities, close to downtown and etc

    Food and Dining

    at sac state we basically have everything

    Dorm Life

    i heard its alright but not the best

    Academic Rigor

    it really depends on the professor and the course

    Tips for prospective students

    choose your classes wisely and maintain focus and not get distracted

    In three sentences

    Sac state is a great school. At Sac state we have the nicest most friendliest people around. The campus is well maintained and clean.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is social, and loves the outdoors!

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately, like any other CSU, tuition is going up.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many different things to do for fun here! You can go to the Well, our gym, you can join peak adventures where you go on numerous outdoor trips, float down the river, or go to the aquatic center and do all kinds of different water sports!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. The trick is to eat different things whenever you go to eat so you don't get sick of anything.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms there are great. Everyone is friendly, including the RA's and your always going to be around people, you are bound to make lots of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes can be very challenging, but it is always beneficial in the end. Professors are always willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a ten! There is such a diverse student population, so there are always people you are going to get along with. There are also so many opportunities that the school gives us to help us with school, or to do fun activities on the weekends.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is open. A few criminal incidents are publicized yearly. There is a police office on-campus and there are police call stations scattered all over the campus. Sacramento is not a cesspool of crime, but it is not the safest place to walk around alone or at night.

    Great for these types of students

    Students on a budget Students who want to work in the Sacramento area Students who are independent learners

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fairly low, but Sac State graduates are well-respected in the Sacramento area, so this is a good school for one who plans to remain local. Financial aid is available for those who can't quite make tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Sac State is situated near Downtown Sacramento, where one can enjoy the City of Trees, although its attractions are limited. The river is fairly nearby. Sacramento hosts numerous events, including a Zombie Walk, conventions catering to a plethora of interests, a few costumed actor groups, theaters and a few excellent restaurants including Biba.

    Food and Dining

    The university has numerous chain restaurants, including a Burger King, a Panda Express, a Saigon Bay Express, Jamba Juice, and several others. Nothing particularly fancy, though.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are generally discussion, which involves more active participation; lecture, requiring passive participation and independent study; or laboratory, frequently adjunct to a science class. If you learn from books well, you will succeed without much difficulty here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the Financial Aid and other services and facilities that Sac State offers. Apply for the Honors Program. Take the train or bus to school if you can; you're paying for them anyway.

    In three sentences

    Sac State has great student facilities, including an excellent fitness center, a clinic, a sizable library, and a four-story academic information and resource center; students also have unlimited access to the buses and light rail trains of Regional Transit, the local public transportation service. Sacramento State offers an Honors Program, which to those who are accepted provides a familial academic community and exclusive Honors classes and scholarships. Business, pre-medical, and criminal justice programs are the most acclaimed and therefore most impacted of those that Sac State offers.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You don't pay that much and get a good education.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of different campus clubs to join and there is always the new gym with its climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of different choices of food and restaurants to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Can be a little loud sometimes but that is to be expected with so many people sharing the same area.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a mechanical engineering student and the classes are a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arrive early to get parking and buy your parking pass before the semester starts to avoid lines. Buy your books early too.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful college with great teachers and a nice campus. It has a ok amount of parking space. The dorms are very nice.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It is an open campus but there are numerous sworn law enforcement officers (over 20).

    Greek Life

    There are Fraternities and Sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs, and many of them are pertained to certain groups... dancing, MMA, fishing, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition along with the student fees are considerably the best in California. It's just over $3000 for each semester, which is easily paid off in the long run.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the pool, join a club, go to the gym, ride a bike, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is spectacular for school food!

    Dorm Life

    The beds aren't very comfy but the students seem friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Great bussines program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect a lot of information during the orientation.

    In three sentences

    The campus is great! They have really nice staff working there. The gym there is phenomenal!

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    SacState has various kinds of food at thier cafeteria and help keep the lines short with many cashiers at work. The tables fill up most of the room and you are able to either eat on the first floor or second.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say much about the dorms since I am living at home with my parents, but seeing the dorms, they seem to fit at least two people per room and narrow halls keep the place a bit cool.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic courses SacState enrolls each student in is accurate and helpful. They make sure that each and every student is ready for college and prepares those earlier that needed the extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, don't be afriad to ask questions and it's always great to have a curious mind.

    In three sentences

    SacState at first seems like a small University in the City of Sacramento but it is actually huge. The first time there I had gotten lost and needed a map.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Dorm your first year and make friends. Be open to new things and accept others.

    In three sentences

    CSU Sacramento is a substantial school. The campus is exceptionally diverse and students have vast resources to excel in their studies. It's an institution that will put you in an advantageous position for your future.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even though Sacramento State University is not completely crime free it does have security cops on campus, there are security cameras, and there are emergency locations for students who feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school offers basically every type of club. This includes different clubs for the different majors, clubs for people of different genders and races, and clubs for people with similar interests. There is no reason why any student can say there is nothing to do at Sacramento State.

    Great for these types of students

    I recommend this college for students that are career oriented but are also interested in community service. The college offers plenty of opportunities for students to get the resources they need to achieve their goals in their field and to reach out to their community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sacramento State University has a Multicultural Center that allows students to learn more about their own culture as well as other cultures. There are clubs that originate from this multicultural center that encourage tolerance of other cultures amongst students and within the community.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though I have to work two jobs to pay for my education and transportation I feel that I am getting what I am paying for. The courses are challenging but are interesting and are taught by excellent professors. The college offers multiple types of resources, the students form study groups, and the teachers are available for extra help.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs that Sacramento State offers. There seems to be a club or organization for every student. I recommend joining 65th Corridor because the organization reaches out to low income students to encourage them to attend college.

    Food and Dining

    The campus offers a variety of places to eat. There is a food court with sandwiches, Chinese food, and a Cafe.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes certainly require a large amount of studying. I usually study at least three hours each day. Study groups are important but make studying easier and more fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend volunteering in your community. I found that volunteering in a Special Education class at a local middle school allowed me to apply what I've learned in my own coursework. I found that these younger students appreciated having someone who is closer to their age talk about college and the importance of studying hard.

    In three sentences

    The classes that are offered are challenging but allow for students to have a well rounded education. The professors that I have had have been easy to communicate with and tend to take extra time to answer questions. The school offers many resources for all students.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I go into the Union the place where students can relax and watch TV, talk with other students, hang out, eat, and use the computers. I also like to go to the downtown mall every now and then to watch a movie with a couple of friends from Sacramento State as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are awesome there as so many lunch ins in Sac State they have Burger King, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, and many more. I actually don't really lunch at school because it doesn't give me much time but I do carry a lot of snacks and make my own lunch also. I am also saving a lot of money of the food by taking my own lunch.

    Dorm Life

    I really can not say anything about a dorm life because I do not live in one. I am actually living at home with my parents to save up money. I can not afford staying in a dorm and staying at home with my parents has honestly helped me out a lot. I have more money that can g towards my books and classes as well lunch.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically I am in good standing I can say that I could be doing a lot whole better and I have set myself new goals in for me for this upcoming fall semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I would give are to not let the first year of college get to you as you can do anything you want because you are free from your parents. It really is fun only if you know to take the way college should be taken studying and doing homework, as well as asking for help when needed. Taking it day by day making new friends and of course have fun with the college experience.

    In three sentences

    I would say that California State University of Sacramento has provided me with the assistance I need. I really love it here it has a beautiful campus, with people all over that are really nice and outgoing. I could really not have asked for more in college I have had fun and enjoyed my classes here.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You will always feel safe there.

    Greek Life

    You will get to meet all kinds of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs with activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great if you want diversity and meet people from different countries.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth every penny spent.

    What to do for fun

    There a lot of places to go to in downtown Sacramento.

    Food and Dining

    You will definitely love the diverse food.

    Academic Rigor

    Best Professors that are out there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate in as many organizations and clubs as you can in order to get yourself out there.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is a perfect fit for students who want to achieve full exposure to business world academically. It provides its students with with a well rounded course of study to go out there and make a difference with the companies they work with.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety has increased substantially. You will be very safe, do not worry!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is amazing. We usually have many greek clubs to chose from. During Greek Week we have all the clubs participate to win the Greek Awards.

    Clubs and Activities

    The first week of school is when the real Clubs and activities occur. You will have an opportunity to find a group based on your personality.

    Great for these types of students

    The Business school is great for students who are looking to thrive in their education. Sacramento State offers a great opportunity to be part of the Business Honors Program, which is fairly new.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The threes quand is the most unusual, but if seen from another perspective, you can have a great time studying, that is of course, next to several squirrels.

    Bang for the buck

    If you take your college life serious, you will get far. Make sure to research who the best professors are, in order for you to get the Bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    Sac States has many programs available to different kinds of personalities. Usually students have fun with friends that they meet in group events. Events are usually at the Lake, which is a lot of fun, or at some dancing clubs. Have fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food is very cheap, in comparison to other places. The food is amazing, and there are varieties to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    You will instantly meet new people. The dorm life provides you with real life experience of what a college student life is. Start building your networks because you may just meet a best friend, or your significant other.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your professors, you may have easy, medium, or extremely difficult classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sac State is an impacted school, so my best advice is to have an idea what you will be studying; to avoid waisting time.

    In three sentences

    California State University-Sacramento is a wonderful institution, known for their Engineering and Business school. The university is full of positive people, making it easier for individuals to not only build long lasting relationships, but also it allows to nourish their networks. Sacramento State is a beautiful campus, so come to our campus and you'll see the five stars.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Sac State offers many fun sports.

    What to do for fun

    There is an obstacle course and plenty of sports to play that are coed.

    In three sentences

    This School is great for Law students. It has an appealing campus.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel relatively safe on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a good bang for your buck depending on the type of major you choose...so it will be good idea to do your reasearch on the type of program that best suits you

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of campus activities depending on your hobbies or interests and plus you can always get away from campus and explore the state capital.

    Food and Dining

    As far as the food goes it can get pricey eating everyday, but some spots on campus are worth my money. Also I like how the dining areas are located in the middle of campus so it is not to far to walk.

    Dorm Life

    I do not have an opinion in regards to dorm life because I am a transfer student.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe my classes so far have been evenly paced for me..because I have taken really challenge courses and less challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is best to attend orientation and learn about what Sacramento state has to offer because it will make your stay so much better. Orientation is also a place to meet friends as well.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento state is by far the leading university for studying criminal justice. I feel like I am getting a world class education, because most if not all of my current and past professors work in the field. Since I have the privilege of being around such experience, I feel that life after college will be less of a challenge.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is one of the best the university offers many great things that will help you get around campus without worring about anything.

    Greek Life

    Geek life is not good everyone should have fun once in a while and enjoy college in other ways too.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their are many clubs in this school that anyone can join and their are also many activities for students.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy video games should defenetly visit the gaming room is a great place to visit and have fun with your friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the things my friend and I enjoy is palying indoor soccer in the Well.

    Bang for the buck

    Sacrameneto State is a great university but do to the budget cuts its not as good since its almost imposible to get the classes you need and want.

    What to do for fun

    Sac State has many places to go and have fun one of my favorite things to visit for fun is the Well their are many things to do there for example play an indor sport, rock climbing, lift weight, or just chill the Well is a great place to spend your time. The University Union has food courts to eat and a gaming room where you can play pool, video games and have fun with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok but its better when you make your own since its less expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small, uncomfortable and expensive living in dorms gives the feeling of being in a cell.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though Sac State is a great university the budget cuts have made taking classes harder due to the shortage classes and made everything more expensive making it harder for new students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should participate in summer programs that this school offers and enjoy the benefits and other thing this school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento is a great CSU it has many great summer programs and great staff it also has one of the best gyms and places to study.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe, but you should always be cautious wherever you go. There is a campus escort service that you can use for free to get walked back to your dorm or car when getting out of class late, getting off of work on campus, or leaving the library. The campus is relatively safe.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of diverse sororities or fraternities to join. If you're looking for one to join, there won't be problem finding the one which is perfect for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have no clue how many clubs there are but there is a lot and any student can find the perfect one for them. Many clubs put on different events and activities for students to attend and have really great turnouts.

    Great for these types of students

    Criminal Justice majors, business or engineer majors. All majors really, but Sac State is well known for those particular programs. Social and friendly people as well.

    What to do for fun

    All around campus there are so many events that go on & sporting events are really big on campus. Football, basketball, or volleyball games are always exciting and bring out all of the students. You can usually find parties on campus or off & everyone is really social so you'll find something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    From the Dining Commons to the University Union, there are many places you can eat & a popular variety. Each day you'll eat something different (if you choose) because of all the different choices.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is really fun, but things get a little noisy at times. Having a roommate isn't bad at all especially if you have a lot in common with them. When you live on campus there is always something to do because you interact with the RA's as well as neighbors and feel apart of the dorm hall. I recommend living on campus for at least your first year of college.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, this school is great. The professors are top notch and really know how to communicate with students. The only way you can't understand a class is if you don't show up or try. There will be something new and exhilarating to learn each day you step into class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you create a concrete idea of what classes you want to take because they fill up relatively quick. Be ready to interact with a plethora of different people and learn a whole lot. Also, it's a good idea to study in groups so that you are able to help one another to do well in your classes.

    In three sentences

    I believe that CSUS is a great university and is really diverse. This is a great place to earn a degree in pretty much any field and be successful. I'm glad I attend Sacramento State because I will be able to get a degree in Criminal Justice.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    so many different types of sororites and frats clubs and organization. peak adventures. (rock climbing, sailing e.t.c)

    Tips for prospective students

    if you want a school where u feel you wont be judged based by your race..this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    I chose CSUS for many reasons but I grew to love its diversity. I love the fact that I am not the only black student and i love the fact that i get to interact with not only other black students but indians, arabs, mexicans, filipinos..I LOVE IT!

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Exercise, join clubs, intramurals, bike riding the river, floating the river, exploring downtown (farmer's markets, art festivals, historical landmarks, parks, etc.), visit the CSUS Aquatic Center.

    Tips for prospective students

    A big school in a big city, the state's capital; what you put out and do with your time here is what you are going to get out.

    In three sentences

    The campus is unique and in a current transition to a destination school. There are great colleges and a lot of culture on campus. Diversity is a key point in looking at colleges to help you build and grow stronger as a person and critical thinker.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe on campus. People are also really friendly and easy going. But, never let your guard down no matter where you are you never know.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an incoming student so I do not know all the hidden details but, I am sure there is plenty of them that I will discover.

    What to do for fun

    If you are an out doors person you will love it. You can walk along side the American river, swim, fish, and bike. Near by campus there is plenty of night life activities and the mall is also very close.

    Food and Dining

    There a whole bunch of different restaurants in the University hall. Also, outside of the campus there is plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, and night life.

    Dorm Life

    I am not going to be living in the dorms. But, I found this amazing apartment right on the other side of the American River. I literally just have to cross the pedestrian bridge and I am in school. There is plenty of places to live at near CSUS.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not attended my first semester at Sacramento State University but, I will in a few days. But, I hear nothing but good things about the teachers. I think it will be like every University the more time and dedication you put into the course the easier it will be and the nicer the instructors will seem and will to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    As an incomming student to Sacramento State University I would recommend to make sure you contact your general counselor once accepted. It is very important to get to know the campus and to get everything done months before you will actually attend school. It is very important to attend the major orientation. Also, please make sure that you understand FAFSA and fill it out.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a safe, beautiful, and affordable campus. Whenever you walk around campus it feels as if you are right at home. I love how the buildings are not too far one from another.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is home to many police officers patrolling the campus day and night giving students a sense of security.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is a fun thing to be in if your into being involved in a brother or sisterhood. They do a lot of fun events together and keep each other motivated with their academics.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their are many clubs open to the students on campus. From fun to academic organizations you will find where you fit easily due to the abundance of organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    For students who love working with computers and staying in a studying environment then the AIRC is a great place to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual location on campus is the music hall.

    Bang for the buck

    One bang for your buck is the tutoring. Why you ask? Because it is free. Most other places you will go will charge for tutoring but Sacramento State offers free tutoring to the students on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Some fun things to do on campus is go in the game room which features new games for xbox 360 as well as the ps3 gaming consoles. Also available in the game room is pool, foosball, and ping pong tables. Another fun place to be on campus is the Wellness center which is home to the gym, rock climbing, basketball, and many more fitting amenities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome. They have an array of restaurants appealing to the hungry stomach. From asain, mexican, indian, middle eastern, and even some fast food favorites, Sac State has it all.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms but I highly wanted to my freshman year. From some friends point of view, the dorm life was a great way to meet new people and build new long lasting friendships. It was also great for staying focused on your academics. Being so close to your school resources helps a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, academic rigor varies. The best thing to do is utilize your academic resources, such as go to tutoring labs or teachers office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors out of class. Network a lot. Create study groups for each class if convenient.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is wonderful place for networking. The professors are very helpful. The students come in a broad array of ethnicities which is quite interesting.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always there to escort you to your car. Fellow students are ready to walk together to help each other out! Very collaborative environment. I love it!!

    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds in all areas!

    Great for these types of students

    All types!! Very well rounded! Very culturally diverse!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beautiful redwood trees throughout. Huge theatre arts and music department that has produced amazing musicians that return to perform for students.

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of affordable restaurants and The Well is a fantastic workout facility that is better than any expensive gym in town and it's free to students!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Sacramento is filled with cultural activities. The bike trail runs right along the campus periphery, along the beautiful river, which takes you right downtown. Fabulous!

    Food and Dining

    Great!!

    Academic Rigor

    It can be as hard and easy as you want it to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the campus and meet the professors during their office hours.

    In three sentences

    Great. The atmosphere is beautiful. The teachers are very passionate. Great resource library.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    As far as I know, Sac State is the cheapest public university in California, but it's also a good school and I feel that I've learned a lot here in the last two years.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs on campus that you can join. There is also a fitness center with lots of fitness classes and a rock climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different food options on campus including multiple coffee shops, frozen yogurt, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, sandwiches, pizza, Jamba Juice, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I never stayed in a dorm, but it required me to put a star rating.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to when your sign up day for classes is. It can be very difficult to get into what you need, so you want to sign up as soon as possible. Also, if you're looking at grad school be sure to make friends with at least a couple professors early on because one day you will need letters of rec!

    In three sentences

    I would say that most of the professors I have had have been very knowledgeable and helpful. The campus is also very pretty with lots of trees and right on the river. On the negative side, it can be very difficult to figure out who to ask about anything and on multiple occasions I have gotten the run around.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs that can be joined.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I do not know about this, I've always been off-campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best thing you can do is take a variety of classes, even classes that you believe you won't like. You can be surprised with the outcome.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is an amazing school. It gives students many opportunities of finding their right path. I would recommend it for many.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school always holds events that you can go to and there are lots of clubs to join. There is also rush week which gives you a chance to here and see all the potential new choices you can make for clubs, sorority/fraternity that many people join.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food places to choose from, but let me just say now it's a mix between somewhat healthy to straight up fast food.

    Dorm Life

    I would say the dorm areas aren't bad. I myself don't lice in the dorm, but many students say it isn't too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    I say most courses aren't to bad if you study and focus in class. Plus there is always help that is provided either by other classmates, the professor, or tutoring centers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be open minded to new experiences. Never give up even if you feel it's getting to tough.

    In three sentences

    There are lots of trees, places to study and read, and so much more. If you haven't heard the well is open to all students. There are many professors that are great at what they do.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Apparently there has been some reported rapes near the campus and robberies in the library and study areas but I have not noticed anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Well which is the gym for Sac St. has just been recently been built and has anything that you need in order to stay fit. Also the clubs and intramural sports are great and its a great way to meet people and make friends.

    What to do for fun

    By being the capital of the state of California you can visit the capitol building. Also the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A's the SAcramento Rivercats play here in RAley Field and going out to a game is always great and cheap too. Also the professional basketball team the Sacramento Kings play here and the games are always fun. On the weekends the nightclubs downtown get going and for any party person that is the place to be.

    Dorm Life

    No comment since I didn't experience this.

    Academic Rigor

    Science and Math classes do require an extremely amount of extra time in order to achieve success. Overall you do have to put in the work in order to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Selecting the correct instructor is the best tip I can give since their so many of them that have different teaching styles and experiences in that field and researching which instructor fits you best is key in order to achieve your goals.

    In three sentences

    California State University-Sacramento is a fine institution of higher learning. It is a small university with a great Criminal Justice program as well as a great Nursing program for those individuals interested in these programs. They also have a fine science building and have great and experimented professors that have experience in every aspect of the fields. If you like the small school feeling then this is the place for you. Close to a historic downtown and shopping mall it is a great university to attend.

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Java Cafe two words awesome coffee! There cafeteria is big and has many options but in my opinion Java Cafe beats them all.

    Dorm Life

    As I said this is mostly a commuter school the housing opprotunities aren't many.

    Academic Rigor

    From the friends I have who attend this school the classes are rigorus when you can get them since unfortunately classes are getting more difficult to register for but this is happening at most public schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in mind that this a commuter school and doesn't have as many housing options as other colleges.

    In three sentences

    The campus is truly beautiful I love their interpretation of the golden gate bridge. It's a huge campus and certaintly is good on the eyes.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Tons!

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, Social people

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs on campus. The well (on campus gym) is extremely nice and new I love it. Theres rock climbing and many types of group fitness classes. Plenty to do in town as well since it is a big city.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone has been great so far. Most teachers are really helpful.

    In three sentences

    It is a big state school. It has a lot of fun people and fun things to do. It is pretty impacted right now.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have friendly police officers patrolling on campus all day. You see them riding their bikes around.

    Greek Life

    Christian sororities, academic co-ed fraternities, community service-oriented groups, and just for fun and kinsmanship groups are available.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything from religious groups to political groups to English, sports, hobbies, and fashion groups will make your eyes run during Club Rush! Have an idea for a club that doesn't yet exist? Do it :)

    Great for these types of students

    Students who prefer a more applicational education will love the extracurricular life. Theorists will love the content of the classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    After the Student Government election each spring, the newly elected officials meet at night and take a dip in the fountain at the Quad.

    What to do for fun

    Movie nights, Ultimate Frisbee at the Quad, the giant Teeter-Totter for charity, the wake-boarding event in the Spring, the philosophical debates, and the myriad of clubs are great sources of entertainment and socializing!

    Food and Dining

    We have a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from a little French cafe that serves crepes, to Greek, Indian, Chinese, and our favorite--pizza. The Buzz is a great little cafe tucked away in the corner of the Union that I especially love for those breakfast dates with a close friend.

    Dorm Life

    The organizers in the dorms create an exciting atmosphere with periodic events that help you get to know your dormmates better.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor and your investment in the subject, you can get very much out of each class--as long as you are willing to do the work of applying the theory and knowledge gained to your reality.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active in clubs that are active in the community! College is a training ground for the real world so don't isolate yourself in the world of theory; integrate theory with the community and you'll be much better equipped for success.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is a very liberal campus and gives you a chance to challenge the liberal assumptions presented by professors, to strech your critical reasoning muscles. The students actively seek to draw in as many participants to the culture of the campus as possible through clubs, Greek life, sports, student government, concerts and other extra curricular events. Many resources are available to students to help them grow personally and cultivate their academic skills.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun many students go to the Well which is the gym on campus. Students also spend time in the student Union which is home to many known restaurants. Also Sac State also a lot of sports teams and clubs that you can participate on or be a member of.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for someone thinking about attending Sac State is to choose a major when applying. Sac State is also a great school to be able to commute to, so if you do not want to live on campus consider Sac State. Lastly, Sac State is a large campus so make sure you tour it before attending.

    In three sentences

    Sac State is a great college for everyone whether it be first year freshmen or transfer students. Sac State offers many majors so going here you are more than likely to get into a program you'd love. Sac State also is home to their new recreational fitness gym known as the WELL.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus provides so much information for our safety. The campus has emergency phones outside of the halls, the quads, the walkways, almost everywhere around campus. The police is there to accompany you if you ever need them when you have night class. they can escort you if you feel uncomfortable walking at night alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs here are amazing. They're super active and proud of what they are doing. These clubs bring out the best of CSU Sacramento.

    What to do for fun

    There's a game room that's available to all students. There's a huge library that any students can access to. One thing fun to do is simply just explore the campus! There are art galleries here too, so students can go in anytime to enjoy and appreciate art.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is great! They have so many food courts around campus, so you won't feel hungry at all! Make sure you don't spend too much on food though and save up for books and supplies!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but my friend has been enjoying her dorm life so far. It's comfortable and subtle.

    Academic Rigor

    There is nothing complicated here if you work your best to be here. One thing that might affect your academic success is financial need, if you have a low financial status.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure that you have time to study! Do not go out so much that you fall behind. Be sure to do your homework and go to class on time. These things can really bring you down. And most importantly, take responsibilities of your actions and behavior.

    In three sentences

    California State University, Sacramento is simply beautiful. The professors here are kind and helpful. Some of the best programs are located here and there are so many opportunities.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a grate campus safety. We have blue post all over school that have an emergency button. They are loud and help bring help immediately. We also have an emergency response text in case of a campus wide emergency. There is also a system of posters that are placed all over campus in case of any warnings such as theft occurring events or other.

    Greek Life

    I personally don't participate in the Greek life but I have many friends who love their sister and brothers. The Greek life seems exiting and interesting because they do many events for charity such as concerts or parties in night clubs. Its both fun and meaningful.

    Clubs and Activities

    SAC State has a big variety of clubs and the best part is that if you cant find one that fits you, they provide support to help you open a new club that fits what you are looking for. The existing clubs are grate opportunities to grow and have a good experience.

    What to do for fun

    My daughter and I enjoy going to the river. We ride our bikes in the levy and take a picnic in the river park. We sometimes join other parents that live in the apartments and we have a barbecue. I also enjoy the campus activities such as concerts in the quad, movie nights in the theater, sorority events, pizza meetings, and more.

    Food and Dining

    As far as the common dinning I don't know because I did not live in the dorms but this campus has many restaurants in different places. We have 2 Pandas, 2 Gordito Burritos, 2 Indian food places, Togo's, Subway, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Sandwich place, the well place, two int the library and many more.

    Dorm Life

    I personally did not have the experience in a dorm because I have a daughter. If you have a family member that could live with you during college you should apply to College town apartments. This apartments are for families only but they are cheap and nice to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    I recommend that you get in a habit of reading the lecture books on your own not just rely on the teachers lecture. It is critical that you learn how to manage your time in order to have a life and do good in school. Always try to stay ahead of your teacher and see if you can help others because if you can explain the material, you know the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that you join clubs or professional organizations depending on you major or interests. I also recommend to apply to many scholarships as possible before and during college.

    In three sentences

    As a Hispanic student I have received a welcoming and helpful attitude from this college. I have been able to become involve in several clubs because of the wide variety of clubs on campus. The best part is that many of the clubs provide study centers that help with tutors or just a place to study.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    What I love most about this campus is how it is structured or located. This campus is small while providing everything it needs. This makes going from class to class much much easier. The campus is also full of trees; the campus where I have ever seen the most trees. The trees make fall so beautiful and spring just unbelievable. It also brings in the nice breeze and cool shades where everyone just loves to relax and even nap under. Another favorite of mine about the campus is, it is right next to the American River. You can see the beautiful river and the salmons from the bridge. You can also take a nice walk with nature along the river. This campus just draws you into the beauty of nature.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition has been increasing over the years, and it just never seems to end. Still affordable, but can be a major problem. Since your paying for it anyways, take advantage of everything they can offer you. You will love it!

    What to do for fun

    CSU-Sacramento is full of fun. You can have more fun here than work you have to do, yet still manage to succeed. The newest and probably the most attractive thing here at CSU-Sacramento is the new gym called The Well. You can get your daily exercise here from jogging to weight lifting, you can play the sports you like from basketball to frisbee, and you can even rock climb or take classes such as yoga. On campus, the school usually have events or performances in which they call nooners. These events take place around noon and they are usually performances of all sorts. Sometimes there will be bands playing music, students performing poems, or even comedies. A good time to relax and enjoy time with friends eating lunch. CSU-Sacramento also have a games room located in the Union. This place is entirely for games. There are video games from Playstation, Xbox, and even classic games. There are also billiards and table tennis. While this place attracts a lot of fun, the Union also have rooms solely for listening to music and watching television. So much fun to go around, it gets hard to choose what to do.

    Food and Dining

    CSU-Sacramento is located in a rather good location with plenty of food and dining places to go to. On campus though, there are quite a few of variety of food to eat. These food range from burgers and pizzas to sushi and curry. Very diverse food here probably due to the diversity of students attending CSU-Sacramento.

    Dorm Life

    I am actually not living in the dorms at CSU-Sacramento. I am born here and live here myself in Sacramento. So instead I commute back and forth from my home with my parents and school. Although I personally do not live in the dorms, I have been there quite a few times and I would rather live there than in my own home sometimes. Roommates and other students seem friendly. Everyone just seems to know everyone. They actually design their doors, have their names on them, and even welcome in students. The dorms itself are not huge, but big enough with space for two students' living. The dorms also provide quiet study rooms even though the dorms are already quiet and it have its own entertainment room for students in the dorm. A great, peaceful, and fun place to live if I was to live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics, the learning, and the work here is tough, but which college is not. Going into a college, this kind of work is to be expected. Here at CSU-Sacramento, it is just as rough and harsh with a few exceptions. CSU-Sacramento goes by a semester system: two semesters a year and sixteen weeks a semester. With this system, you might not graduate as soon as you want to compared to other four year universities, but you will be able to learn better and at your pace. You will not have to stress with the work load as much, while, at the same time, you are able to enjoy learning. Being able to enjoy learning compared to stressing over learning, will make a whole lot of difference in your college life. Not only that, CSU-Sacramento has plentiful lecturers and professors who are approachable, understandable, helpful, and even lenient. With professors like that, you will have a much easier time with your academics. Our professors and staffs care, and they want us to succeed as a college student, not for us to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being a new student to a college can be intimidating and tough, but here, at CSU-Sacramento, they should never worry and never stress because they make you feel as if everything is in the palm of your hands. Help is ALWAYS available. Everyone is friendly; no one can be a stranger. The best thing about first coming to the school is to see how easily you can fit in and how amazing that the school will care for you. This does not mean that they will do everything for you, but they offer everything that you will need. Also remember to talk to your professors, they are not as intimidating as they appear. They are quite fun, kind, and even very caring. Professors love it when students visit them or else they will be bored. Besides the academic, CSU-Sacramento have plenty of fun and entertainment almost every single day. You have endless choices of things to do. You can go to their new gym, called The Well, and rock climb, you can play all sorts of games in the Games Room, you can enjoy live music/bands with your lunch, and etc. The fun is endless here.

    In three sentences

    CSU - Sacramento has excellent staffs, professors, and lecturers that are the best when it comes to helping students succeed and making everyone feel welcome and comfortable as a student. The school is a bit tiny compared to the many students attending there, yet everyone feels close, safe, and are able to bond greatly. The school offers everything that you will ever need and there are plenty of shades of trees for everyone.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I personally don't feel that safe on campus. what I do is always have someone on the phone with me until I get to my car and stay aware of my surroundings at all times!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many programs offered for various majors.

    What to do for fun

    Ballroom dancing is always fun!

    Food and Dining

    You get tired of the same things over and over after a while but we have burger king, panda express, gordito burrito, round table, togos and more.

    Academic Rigor

    Many teachers are not there to make your life difficult you just have to put in effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to take advantage of all the programs that are offered to you at the beginning of semesters. It's a great way to get to know people and experience new things.

    In three sentences

    There's an abundant amount of wildlife on campus. Many of the instructors try to make class a place of enjoyment.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the school events they have every week, and go to the gym.

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of food places on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to make new friends and start making relationships.

    Academic Rigor

    The school isn't that strict at all, they allow you to be yourself as long as your within the law limits. They like to see character and uniqueness.

    Tips for prospective students

    To pay attention in class and don't take college lightly, if your grades drop its hard to recover from it. Also if you don't like being on the computer I wouldn't suggest online class either.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a pretty good school for academic work, the teachers are focused on you and you can get a great education. If I were to rate this school I would give it about a 7 out of 10. Most students enjoy getting there education here like I do.

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is very safe here. They have campus police 24/7 so if your walking in the night there is a lot of security around protecting the students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of sororities to join and they do a lot of things together like make a soccer team or go eat somewhere and do fun activities. This is a great way to make new friends.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot here to do for fun. The Well is our gym facility that is free for all the students and it has a basketball court, indoor track, rock climbing, indoor soccer field, huge weight room and a lot of running machines. There is a lot of outdoor activities here too. Right outside the dorms.

    Food and Dining

    The DC which is the Dining Commons. It is our buffet that has everything and we go there for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has very good food and it gives you the choice to eat healthy or not. It is my favorite part of college because i enjoy every visit. Build your own Omelet is the best.

    Dorm Life

    I love living here at the dorms, very relaxing and you will meet a lot of new people. I like that we are close to our classes. Friendly people here and a lot of fun activities.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to stay on top of all your assignments. If you do then you will do well and study for all your exams. Not a lot of work given just need to know your deadline and finish your work before it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up and your test scores high. You will be given college credit and it will help you in the future. Take all those AP exams and do good on them, they will save you a lot of money.

    In three sentences

    CSU Sacramento is a very good college. There is a lot to do here and a lot that is being offered for very student. I rate it a 10 out of 10 because it is had been an amazing experience so far.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Usual campus safety. Cops patrol the area, Parking enforcement guys are Nazis about the parking, but usual things happen. Lock up your bikes or they go missing, big shocker there.

    Greek Life

    Never could bring myself to do it.

    Clubs and Activities

    All kinds, I am even in the MMA club.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering majors, Business majors, Criminal Justice Majors.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in them.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Mechanical Engineering major, so the courses are difficult, but the degree program returns an almost guaranteed job so it's worth it.

    In three sentences

    Great Engineering Program. Good hands on work. Get to know your teachers they are very helpful.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has a a shuttle bus that takes you all around the school so you won't have to walk alone. If you are ever in any situation theirs an emergency number that goes directly to the campus police station so it is faster. Also their campus line that gives you updates and texts to your number if anything ever was to happen.

    Greek Life

    Pretty awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    Theirs a lot of clubs both academic and for sports; here at the campus you just have to find the ones that you like, and if you don't like any of the than you can create your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a person who wants both a place that feels like home and experience the college life this is the perfect place. Also anyone who wants to get out of their sell and make friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Squirrels, they live here in the campus trees and they are very friendly but you always have to be careful because you just never know; they are everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    The dorms always have fun little reunions for the students to get to know each other and the school as well. The gym named THE WELL has a lot of indoor sports that you can join and create with your friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the school, not isolate your-self's. Join clubs and the indoor sports at the gym. Always go to office hours for your teachers show them that you are interested in the class, that will help you out in your classes.

    In three sentences

    The University is very peaceful with trees everywhere and with a lot of friendly people. When you are here you feel like your at home. I rate the University with a 8.5.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe here. There are police on campus, and more active ones at night.

    Greek Life

    There is a Greek Life, but it's not active. Most people look down upon sororities or fraternities. It's not worth it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not very appealing clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who are more focused on school, rather than a social life. People that do not care for meeting people will be able to tolerate this university.

    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive because there's a reason to it.

    What to do for fun

    There's really not much to do around here for fun, unfortunately. The only good thing about Sacramento is its selection of sushi, and the beautiful view of the American River bike trail.

    Food and Dining

    There is a selection of fast food, but not enough healthy choices to make on campus.

    Dorm Life

    (never experienced living in the dorms) but I often visited some friends that lived in dorms. They are old, and they have a strange smell.

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors, and great academic programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here if you're interested in a major that Sacramento State's main focus is in. (Nursing, criminal justice, business)

    In three sentences

    It's a very diverse school, and the campus has a lot of trees. Not the ideal campus for a true college experience if you're living at home, because there are mainly commuters.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police officers and student police available all day on campus. The office is conveniently located in the union. Phone and alert services are available in the case of a campus emergency.

    Greek Life

    There are a variety of greek life organizations to joing. Throughout the semester, you can see different units conducting activities and fundraisers. The first two weeks of every semester are jammed packed with greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or activity for just about everyone. The well is a extrememly nice health and fitness center that is great for those who are active or need health services. There is a club for almost everything ranging from foreign language to nutrition to health promotions.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for people who are serious about earning their degree and hold higher education as valuable and important.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other CSUs, this campus is not as expensive and offeres a good education. The bookstore is more expensive than what you can find elsewhere however.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on during the day on campus. There are many acitivities to do on campus including a game room which includes ping pong and pool tables. The campus is located downtown Sacramento so there are many restaurants and places to go around campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    The options on campus vary widely and are found spread all over the campus. The food is slightly more pricey in my opinion than off campus however. I was very impressed by the selection when I transfered to this school.

    Dorm Life

    I have not personally lived in the dorms but the most recently built dorms on campus are very nice from the outside. Friends I have that live in the dorms seem to really enjoy them. I even know a couple juniors and seniors who live in the dorms which is unusual.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not too demanding unless they are a high unit class. As long as you are a structured person who takes your classes serious, you will do fine at this school. I feel that the work you put into your classes is directly proportional to the grade you will reveive.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest registering for your classes the exact moment your student center notifies you that you are eligible to do so. Also, make sure you take the campus tour before attending school here. Arriving early in order to get good parking is a must.

    In three sentences

    This school has good resources and professors for maximizing your educational goals and careers. The students here are sfriendly yet erious about education and learning. Sometimes it seems there are so many students here that it is difficult at times to get the clasess you need.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Sacramento State Police and Sacramento Security are very nice and helpful!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is popping! Everyone should come out and rush it is a lot of fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    Very busy library quad and clubs range in all sizes.

    Great for these types of students

    Government, theater, dance, psychology, photography, any science related majors.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, sororities and fraternities. It's a large school but many people commute so you need to join something to make friends. Sports are always fun lots of Hornet Pride!

    Food and Dining

    There is the Dinning Commons opened seven days a week and the Courtyard Market open six days a week for dorm students. The other eateries on campus are always busy and taste great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms have a lot of fun programs constantly going on, make friends with your RA's try to get housed in either Sierra, Sutter, or Desmond.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshmen year the classes are simple but they still constitute for a lot of work. Join the honors program if possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to all advisors for your major to figure which one you work best with before choosing one. Balance general education courses with your major. Don't take a first year seminar- they are a waste of time. If possible, live on campus it provides with a great experience of making friends since it is hard at a Cal State unless you are involved. Get involved in Greek life, it changed my life and my focus for school got even more driven.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is a very large campus, it is very diverse and there is something for everyone. The dorms have been a fun experience and the Greek life is very full. The academics are balanced and the teachers are all very knowledgeable and willing to help their students succeed.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Crimes occur on campus as any other, as we're an open campus, but I have not felt unsafe here. Campus police are ever-present, whether we see them or not

    Greek Life

    Under the purview of SOAL, again, way too many to speak of here!

    Clubs and Activities

    Way too many to elaborate upon, just check out the Student Organizations & Leadership page (known as SOAL).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are an unusually active campus in community service, as the motto of the Community Engagement Center proclaims: Our mission is to facilitate learning and engagement by linking campus and community for mutual benefit. This is not just lip service, it is what we Hornets live and breathe.

    Bang for the buck

    Our Hornet bookstore is the home of the 50 cent coffee!

    What to do for fun

    The University Union! The Union is known as the center of campus, equipped with state-of-the-art gaming, pool tables, table tennis, a meditation room, concerts, dancing two nights a week through student clubs, and much more, you will not be bored!

    Food and Dining

    We do have a number of dining options on campus, but a limited amount of healthier options. We do have Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, fast-food (Burger King, Togo's and Subway), Indian, Vietnamese, pizza, Middle Eastern, Jamba Juice, Java City, Good Eats, with freshly carved meats and grilled veggies, as well as a University restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot speak to that, but we have six on-campus options, as well as the Upper East Side lofts, which are official off-campus housing. Traditional aged students do best in the residence halls, as there are no dedicated housing options for non-traditional students or those with children.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the department, some are inordinately difficult. For example, some classes in the Biology and Chemistry departments pride themselves on weeding out weaker Pre-Med candidates. Most classes demand a certain level of academic excellence, which I appreciate.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Do your homework - visit the campus, speak to students in your prospective major, and question departments. 2. Submit all required documentation earlier than deadlines. 3. Consider living close to/or on campus as commuting will take its toll on you and your grades.

    In three sentences

    Although known as a commuter university, give this institution a second look. With premier impacted majors (Business, Criminal Justice, Design, Health Science, Nursing and Psychology), a number of academic enrichment programs, as well as outstanding opportunities for community service, Sac State boldly holds its own against Bay Area universities.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great campus safety. They have these alert buttons all over campus that you can use if something bad is yapping or it's really late and you need a ride to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    Variety of clubs for students. The most interesting ones for me are business clubs because I can learn more about the business world and network for my future career.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students who are open-minded to new opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    Unique is an organization on campus that puts on events like concerts and talks from people try to promote their cause. There is a big selection of clubs to join, like for people who like recreational sports they have Badminton and Skiing.

    Food and Dining

    Great variety of food choices to eat from.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    General education is not the same as high school because they give you more options which broadens your perspective on different aspect of life. Classes and teachers can be tough but the school gives you tons of resources to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved as much as possible even in events that you think you probably won't like because you never know until you try it.

    In three sentences

    1. The diversity is extraordinary. 2. Great networking opportunities to find and start you career. 3. Tons of opportunities to interact with students and learn about the community.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend every event/football game, as possible, in the first few weeks of school. Go to The Well and try to stay fit. Take advantage of the free transportation; explore the beauty of Sacramento going to the Zoo, museum, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Dining Commons closes early. Healthy foods are served in Dining Commons and at the Courtyard Market, but we get tired of them sometimes, not including desserts. The good thing is that we are given flex cash that we can use to buy foods from the restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I recommend students to live in the dorms in their first year, where they will have fun, meet new friends and attend every event on campus. When you live in the dorms, you will develop your communication skills because you will have to interact with other students or Resident Assistants living in the dorms. Also, you will have the opportunity to know different people from different cultures.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of classes depend on the professors. Based from experience, I believe major courses are the difficult ones especially if it's your first time taking them. Because some classes are somewhat difficult, students must have time management when doing their homework or projects and studying for midterm or final. This may sound cliche, but I would suggest you not to procrastinate because this can easily lower your grade and not pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before the school starts, you must first check the school's catalog. This can help you guide which classes to take in the first semester and know more about the majors available. You should not get intimidated with the school staff but ask every question you have because they are all willing to help every student. Also, if you need academic assistance, don't be hesitant to go talk with your academic or major counselor because you don't want to struggle with your classes.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a great campus for students; it has everything students need such as gym (The Well) and quiet study places (AIRC). Also, the school has a nice scenery with beautiful tress surrounded. Additionally, the school staffs are very helpful and are reachable whenever you have issues or concerns.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Visit the museums in Sacramento or go out for Dinner in the city with your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I have taken have all been challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes on time because they get full fast. Go to school early to avoid the parking chaos.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus because it is covered in trees. I do not like the lack of parking because it can be very frustrating when you are running late and are trying to find a parking spot in full lots. Although, I have enjoyed all the professors that I have had. The have all been capable and dedicated professors.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am from a small town so I am not accustomed to a more urban lifestyle. This was the biggest adjustment I had to make. Although the campus itself is very safe during the day, you should be more aware at night. The walkways are generously lit, but you must remember that you are in a city environment. The housing around the school is more rough than what I am used to, but all-in-all I have found that people are very courteous and friendly. If you are street smart or grew up in an urban area you will find this place more than inviting. I am very happy here.

    Greek Life

    I am not interested in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to join on campus, but I have not explored this avenue yet.

    Great for these types of students

    Driven, focused, and mature students do well here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unknown.

    Bang for the buck

    Sac State is a relatively economical choice. There is a lot to offer and numerous job opportunities in the area. Housing is very affordable so you know most of your money is going to your education and not living expenses. The extra curricular activities tend to be cheap if not free and Sac State encourages healthy living and proper exercise of its students.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of out door activities around Sac State. The Well is our new state-of-the-art gym complete with a two story rock wall. I highly recommend taking a tour if you visit the campus. Off campus there are incredible mountain biking trails, bike paths along the river, river rafting and paddle boarding, and snowboarding and skiing at Tahoe are only an hour and a half away! There are also a large variety of skate-parks in the area. San Francisco is only an hour and a half in the other direction where there are endless things to do. Comedy shows, baseball and hockey games, surfing, and concerts are just a few of the things I myself have taken advantage of.

    Food and Dining

    Sac State offers a lot of dining options. A list of the dining options can be found here: http://www.dining.csus.edu/campus-eateries/ I have found that the campus tries to focus on healthy options, while still offering some of the more popular fast food. There are fantastic breakfast spots on campus where students can start the day with a good cup of coffee and a full meal. Lunch time has a plethora of various places to eat. Students can have dinner and a beer at Round Table Pizza for dinner if they wish. Currently Round Table is the only venue on campus that offers alcohol.

    Dorm Life

    I am a transfer student so I never lived in the dorms. However, the campus has several new facilities that seem very nice and affordable. Most students live off campus.a

    Academic Rigor

    CSUS's mechanical engineering department presents real-life situations to its students and really promotes working in teams. I cannot stress this enough. Engineers always work in groups in industry and often times this is the most challenging part of the job. The university would lose the value of their education without this part of the curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus early. Talk to the faculty in your specific major of interest. Explore the area around the campus and familiarize yourself with the different methods of transportation available to you. Educate yourself on housing and parking on campus. These two aspects are often overlooked, but they are crucial basics that can help you everyday.

    In three sentences

    This underrated school is full of surprises. An inspiring and beautiful campus that is full of old-growth trees and very friendly people. I am learning from professors that have real-world industry experience and are determined to help me succeed.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    River Bike Trail Downtown Festivals Pub Crawls

    Food and Dining

    They have great options to eat, sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, fast food, delis, even beer.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms so I cannot speak to it.

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and use the resources available on campus to ensure you meet your academic goals.

    In three sentences

    Quality school with a great support team to assist in meeting your goals. Located in a great area with lots of opportunity to meet new people and grow as an individual. Very diverse campus.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    there are a lot of sororities and such. and they have events.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are may clubs and activities like theater.

    Great for these types of students

    sac state has a wide variety of students.

    Bang for the buck

    sac state get the bus for free so that is a plus. also the gym is also free.

    What to do for fun

    the are organized events in school for sac state students. there are sports games and also events thrown by sororities and fraternities.

    Food and Dining

    the campus has a variety of restaurants that students can dine at.

    Dorm Life

    i do not live in the dorms but there is a lot of off campus living opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    the programs and resources are very helpful to students special incoming students.

    In three sentences

    Sac state is a great school because there are a lot of programs that help you. there are different resources for the students. and it is in a great location.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with a counselor and gain a full understanding of the campus.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending CSUS, however wish parking passes weren't so expensive. I wish I had a better understanding of my benefits as a student. I am enjoying the EDC program.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have a gym called The Well. You can do anything you want, ranging from rock climbing, working out, playing sports and just look around.

    Food and Dining

    I usually bring my own food to school because I'm on a budget and when i ate here, it was mediocre and the price was a bit high.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not completely sure, but from what i hear. It's amazing because of the freedom.

    Academic Rigor

    They are fair with their academics. It mainly depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will not regret coming here. They are a lot of majors and activities in and around the school that will keep you involved.

    In three sentences

    This school is really big on helping students succeed. Professors want you to graduate and faculty wants you to get a job. They are plenty of resources available everywhere on campus. The environment is awesome and the people are friendly.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus has quite a few rape cases which is quite unsettling, but otherwise it seems pretty safe. Although, I've never stayed on campus past 5pm so I can't be sure. There are also a lot of theft cases as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to stay close by to home and save money. That's pretty much it.

    Bang for the buck

    My financial aid covers my entire tuition and I even have extra money to use or myself. This is the only good thing about commuting to this school.

    What to do for fun

    I haven't joined in clubs/sororities, but if you look around I'm sure you can find something that is of interest to you. It goes for any school, but because it's a commuter school campus life won't be like a UC of course.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is okay, all fattening foods with nothing nutritious. I suggest bringing your own food to save money because the food here is super expensive!

    Dorm Life

    I commute to school, so I can't say what the dorm life is like. But, I heard that it's boring because there isn't much to do on campus. The weekend is pretty much dead with no signs of life. I've been on campus on the weekends for theater shows and I can say that the only people I saw were the ones going to the shows and a janitor.

    Academic Rigor

    I've had great professors so far, except a few which were getting too old to teach. Lower division GE courses are easy, but always use ratemyproffessor.com to check for teachers!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a student who wants to stay close to home or have financial issues, then this is a good school for you. Otherwise this school has little to offer, very mediocre, and pretty boring. Small campus with not much to do really. Classes are very hard to get into when it comes to math and science, but that goes for a majority of the CSU system due to budget cuts. If you're thinking of attending this school I suggest thoroughly researching the majors they offer that are of interest to you and visit the campus before making a decision. Overall, this is an okay school nothing special since it's a commuter school.

    In three sentences

    This is a good school for those who want to stay close to home or this was one of their safety schools. Has a great honors program that would be great for those interested in excelling in school. The academic advisers are very friendly and helpful.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Sacramento State is a very safe place. The campus is well lit and it has its own detachment of Sacramento PD on campus. There is also an emergency system that you can sign up for that will alert you if something bad is happening on campus, and there is a free escorting service where you can call the Sacramento Police Detachment at Sacramento State at any time day or night and they will transport you from any point on campus to any other point on campus.

    Greek Life

    Sacramento State has a very active Greek life. There are Greek houses for people in a certain major whom are great for networking and then there are the houses that like to attend parties and put on parties for the social butterflies at Sacramento State.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sacramento State has clubs and activities coming out the wazoo. There is a club for anime, democrats, republicans, people interested in the military, people against war, people for a greener planet, and the list goes on and on. There is a club for everyone, and the vast majority of activities put on by the school are free for students.

    Great for these types of students

    There really isn't any one type of student that is best for Sacramento State. There are so many different types of students there that anyone and everyone will find that one place where they belong.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Japanese Tea Garden at Sacramento State is a really unusual location to have at a college but it really adds to the campus. The money for the garden was donated to the school by an anonymous donor in honor of his mother who had just passed and it is an amazingly tranquil place. I remember going there during final weeks and as I entered into the garden I felt as if I had walked through a waterfall; as if I had been drenched with cool water and emerged into a different world where finals and papers no longer existed. The garden is built in such a way that you can't hear all of the hustle and bustle that is going on in campus above you. It is arguably the most peaceful place on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Like most state run schools tuition is steadily rising but for all of things that you get here it is certainly worth the money. One of the best things about Sacramento State is that the teachers there focus on the practical side of education. Even as a freshman in my Engineering 1 class I was getting to build different things and even program my own mini robot and that separates Sacramento State from even some of the higher end schools. When you graduate from here you will know how to do the job you want to do.

    What to do for fun

    The WELL (short for Wellness Center) is Sacramento State's new gym and it is an amazing place. Free for students the well has four indoor basketball courts, an indoor track, a rock climbing wall, meeting rooms, all the normal amenities of your standard gym, and various classes, such as kick boxing. There is also a Japanese Tea Garden which also host traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, an art gallery inside the library, and a theater that puts on plays throughout the year. Sacramento State also boasts having almost every kind of sports team there is and all of their games are free for students.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Dining Commons is delicious and was always something different from day to day. Besides the dining commons there are various fast food places on campus which are great for grabbing a bite on the run, and Sacramento State's very own sit down restaurant for when you need to take a break. The food places also employ almost exclusively Sacramento State students, which is an added bonus.

    Dorm Life

    You never feel alone while at the dorms. Your first weekend there everyone is running around trying to figure out who everyone is and how they got to be at Sacramento State. I met people immediately, was able to have mass study sessions around midterms and finals, and had my RA's to use as mentors to guide me through my first semester in college.

    Academic Rigor

    What I love about Sacramento State is that it pushes you but not in a mundane way. I have never been given busy work and all of my assignments, while difficult helped me grow in some way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become well acquainted with the campus before your first day of school and join either a school program (ROTC, Honors Program, etc). It is a large school and it is easy to feel lost sometimes; doing the aforementioned things will help you feel more at home while attending Sacramento State.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do here in Sacramento. A lot of restaurants, and a popular shopping mall. There are many Cafes to study at, and many fun and interesting places.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of variety here at Sacramento State, however, not so much healthy. Also, because it is campus dining, it sometimes may be very pricy.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms. However, I live in an apartment very close by, and it is very much like home.

    Academic Rigor

    I gave three stars for Sacramento State's difficulty because, frankly, it is not up to par with any U.C. or Ivy League University. However, instructors are never easy in college. Challenges are everywhere, and never easy. That is all.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students, please get to know your instructors and prioritize your activities well. Do know what is more important to you, and do know what you must sacrifice, because you applied for college to pursue a career. Don't just stay a book-worm; explore your surroundings. Sometimes, you discover new things that will someday help you in life.

    In three sentences

    California State University, Sacramento is well-respected, after all it is a University in the State's Capital. Sacramento State is very diverse in not only ethnicity, but in educational and athletic abilities. Instructors are well-renowned and help make students become heroes.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are always safe. There are police all around campus if you them, just give them a call or push a the blue button which is all around campus and they will come to you right away.

    Clubs and Activities

    Be in a club because you'll be able to met friends you would of never talked to, just go out there and going one. It will be fun!

    Great for these types of students

    If you love to party, there's a club for 18 years or older near campus.

    What to do for fun

    I usually go to my friends house or dorm and we'll just hang out, go to the gym, watch TV, go to the games, or go shopping.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of choices of what to eat. There's a dinning place which is always open, a little store with good food, and fast food. The dinning place and store are closer to the dorms and the fast food are located all around campus, same places are Togo's, panda, pizza hut, etc.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome. I get to hangout with all my friends that I met and get to do what I like. Plus, the dorm that I'm in is all freshmen, so i was able to make more friends than in other halls that are not the same age as me.

    Academic Rigor

    All the professors that I had were amazing and they taught me many things that I didn't know before. However, some professors are not very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Turn in all the paperwork on time, for example, if they ask for a transcript on a certain day make sure they have it before that date.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing, everyone is friendly, respectful, and you could talk to anyone and it would not be weird. Sometimes you even see people laying on the grass and no more bothers them or judges them. Also, the teachers are there to help you because they want you to succeed.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always police roaming around. The campus is pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    FIrst week the have all the fraternities and sororities all in down a walkways towards the library and you can check most of them out there.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and i'm sure there is a club out there for everyone. Sports, educational, gaming, etc.

    What to do for fun

    There is a river right next to campus which you can fish in. There is also a biking/running trail. There is also bars and clubs down J street in downtown sac, though they are usually 21 and over. There is also a local bar called Bisla's that has 18 and over nights on some Saturdays. The campus also has an amazing gym! They have intramural tournaments for indoor soccer, basketball, wiffle ball, and much more! The gym is two stories high and has plenty of machines for everyone! This has been by far the best gym I have ever seen.

    Food and Dining

    Though the dining commons serves a lot of the same thing, there is a big selection to choose from. They usually switch it up for dinner, but you can always go to panda or the other local places to eat that are on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I can't speak for the freshman dorms, but the American River Courtyard is amazing! The RA's are friendly and on duty 24/7. If you need help they are always there for you. There is always community activities planned, and most of them have been really fun! We've had a smash brothers tournament and there has been talk about a League of Legends tournament.

    Academic Rigor

    All the professor's i've had so far have been great. Like any class, you need to do plenty of studying on your own to pass. If your skeptical about some professor's you can always use ratemyprofessor to look up reviews from other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to pack for pretty cold weather. its best to check for online lists that help you prepare for the big move. Also, try imagining yourself going through a day in your own apartment/dorm, and write that all the stuff that you see yourself using. Most likely you won't have everything you need the first time you move out, but you will quickly learn what you do and don't need

    In three sentences

    The campus is fairly small, but it has plenty of places to eat and study. The gym on campus is one of the best gyms i've seen.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are always campus police around especially at night. There are large blue poles spread around campus that you can press at anytime for assistance from police.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at CSUS is not like most school because we do not have a Greek Row with houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many free events like movie showings and concerts help in the University Union that are fun. We have a lot of clubs but you do have to make an effort to find out about them and join.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are not into the typical college town experience. It is a more laid back and quiet campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sacramento State was voted #1 Tree Campus USA in 2012 which is a cool fact and honor. The campus is filled with various beautiful trees and scenery.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost to attend school at CSUS is not cheap but compared to the University of California school it is much more affordable. You will recieve a high quality education here and your money won't go to waste. Teachers know what they are doing most of the time and you can use public transportation for free if you are a student.

    What to do for fun

    Attending football games and other sporting events are a good way to connect to the school and have fun on campus. There are many clubs and organizations that set up tables on campus frequently. The WELL (aka the gym) is a nice facility with activites and state of the art equipment for those who like to work out.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus dining is not very good. The Dining Commons serves the same meals weekly all year long but there are a few different fast food options that do cost more.

    Dorm Life

    The on campus living options are not terrible but not top notch either. The bulidings could use some remodeling but room sizes tend to be larger than many other schools. Because it is a commuter school not as many students live on campus and it gets deserted on weekends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Sacramento State are by no means easy but they are not impossible either. Teachers push students but coursework is very manageable especially compared to the UC schools which are much more difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Sac State I recommend that you choose it only if you absolutely love it because there are a few downsides to attending a commuter school. Living on campus does help with that though and there are a lot of opportunities to meet people if you seek them.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is a really great institution if you are looking to get a good education, find opportunities to gain professional experience, and impress employers later on with the fact you went here. It is definitely a commuter type school so there isn't that typical college town feel or sense of close knit community.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition costs have been steadily rising, but I received a nice refund from the passing of Prop 30. More expensive than going to a CCC, but much cheaper than attending a UC.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Sacramento is a ten-minute drive west. For some real fun, grab a couple friends and spend the weekend in San Francisco or Lake Tahoe.

    Food and Dining

    Very good restaurants both on and off campus, remarkable variety, and prices won't burn a hole in your wallet.

    Academic Rigor

    All of he classes I've taken have been quite easy. The semester system can make one feel a little bored, but leaves much free time for working/extracurricular actives.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you use your own vehicle, arrive early to class as not to end up stuck in traffic. Talk to your professors during their office hours if you have trouble; they're happy to help.

    In three sentences

    Nice school - separated from the 'rustle and bustle' of downtown Sacramento. Many places both on-campus and off-campus to give students a full college life experience. Highly accredited professors work here as well.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of police officers that patrol around campus and they have no problem escorting you to your car when it gets dark. They also have a system where if there was an emergency on campus they'll send out a massive text to all the students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs on campus and they have a club fair the first two weeks of the semester. They have about any club you could think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Sacramento State is great for people who want to enjoy the college life and also for people who want to solely focus on their education.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty expensive and so are the books but they have a bookstore on campus where you can rent and buy books you need.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is just a little ways away and there are a lot of restaurants and clubs down there. A lot of people go there on the weekends to get away from the stress of homework.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of restaurants and fast food on campus. A mile or two away there are a lot of places to eat and shop during breaks.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are too small and not that nice. The uppergraduate dorms are like a hotel and is very nice. There are a lot of planned activities in the dorms and everyone seems to get along with others.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors give a lot of homework and projects and some of them grade extremely hard. I've had a teacher who made their class hard and said that only a couple would pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you are signing up for classes make sure you have a few schedules prepared because they can fill up quickly. Make sure you walk around the campus before school starts so you know exactly where your classes are.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful with over 3,000 trees. The teachers really care about you and want to make sure you understand the material. There are a lot of restaurants on campus and a lot of places to sit down and quietly study.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A lot of fraternites and sororites, as well as many clubs, are offered here, which can provide a great source of networking. Some of the clubs are based on interests like winter sports and skateboarding to which these provide trips to go on with other clubmembers. Across the university is a bar called Bisla's. There's many other restaurants within 5 miles of the school to go to.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety of food venues, including Jamba Juice, Round Table. Diverse eating such as Indian, Mexican, & Vietnamese. Multiple coffee shopes available for those late night cram sessions.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not terrible. Most professors are reasonable with the workload. As long as you keep up with the schedule & stay on tasks with the assignments, it would be hard to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    From day one, stay on point. Don't get behind too early because it'll get hard to catch up. Get to know your professors as well as other peers for additional help. Study the book before class so you know what the lecture is about.

    In three sentences

    Spacious and clean university with good layout of scenery. Has mixed diversity of ethinicities and cultures. Focuses on leadership and networking, which can be helpful in finding a job after graduation.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and campus activities that provide a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on campus is normally really good and there is a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but from what my brother and friends have said, it is very nice to live there because you don't have to drive anywhere and you meet a lot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are academically awesome. I have learned so much within in all my classes, including general education, and the curriculum is tough sometimes, but it helps you move towards graduation

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need to do anything revolving financial aid or any class scheduling issues, make sure you take care of it relatively early and stay on top of your assignments.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is a great college and I have learned so much here. The biology department is great, but the administration here has some disconnect when it comes to getting signed up for the proper classes and financial aid. However, Sac states student community and resources are amazing, I love it here!

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun is to join an intramural team! Or, just enjoy hanging out in our beautiful grassy quads.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great compared to other campuses. Sac State's food and dining may not be the best but it isn't the worst either.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing. I think everyone should dorm at least once.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top op everything! College is a completely different ball game than high school; you're out on your own. No one is holding your hand.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a fantastic university due to the diversity. The courses as well as the professors teaching the courses are informative and the professors are really passionate about their teaching. The only downfall is the impaction of certain majors.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    If you don't want to work outside of campus, I suggest you find a job on campus. It's very convenient for students and the campus has an career center to help out with job resume!

    Food and Dining

    If you live at the dorms the Dinning Commons (cafeteria) is very convenient for you because its literally a two minute walk! The campus provides students with places like Java City, Subway, Round Table, Panda Express, Burger King and etc...

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is extremely fun, and its a relief to know that I can just walk to class instead of being stuck in traffic. The dorm life gives you an opportunity in making friends.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a very pretty campus. The professors, education, and people are great! The gym is to die for, if you want a good workout.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is rock climbing at the gym.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs on campus and learn about different things going on.

    In three sentences

    I really like the campus. There is a lot of clubs and events going on. The professors are very easy to get along.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    being in the capital there is so much to do. drive ins, roller rinks, ice skating, paint balling, go karting, am the list goes on.

    Food and Dining

    There's a dinning commons at sac state, it's pretty good, but it closes early so be sure to get your meals in. There are some food places in campus which make great choices to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at sac state are great, I'd advise staying there when starting off, the conveniece is amazing and is also a great way to meet friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It has an amazing acadmeuc rigor, that requires determination and focus, it's challenging but very much possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Basically to be prepared for the best and most rigorous time of your life.

    In three sentences

    It has a lot to offer, it's a school of vast diversity. It provides an astounding learning environment. It also promotes learning new things.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. There are usually patrol men on campus. That said, students still need to be wise.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone. Ballroom dancing to ASL clubs. There are great concerts and plays put on by the student body.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus has a diverse student body.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! There are so many things to do on campus! Sports, clubs and activities. Be sure to check out the Well!

    Food and Dining

    The Student Union has lots of great food available: Jamba Juice, Pizza Hut, Indian cuisine and Chinese. They just added a new cafeteria for the healthy minded. There is definitely something for everyone!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus and commute to school. I have heard positive things about the campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers have high standards but the assignments are doable. If a student does the work then he/she will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. Do the assigned classwork. You will succeed!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. The campus is clean and easily accessible. The teachers are dedicated to the student body.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I know that there is a lot of things offered, from the aquatic center to things at the WELL (the gym on campus) if you are into that type of stuff. Some clubs like the ballroom dancing club offer things as well. Then there is Unique and they bring different things on campus so the students can enjoy, like this March they had a Taiko group performing.

    Food and Dining

    There is different places on campus to eat. There is Indian food, Mexican, Gyros, Crepes, to Burger King, Panda Express, Subway, Togo's, Jumba Juice and some others. Not only that, there are other places within walking distance if you are not feeling up to those. Not sure about the dorm food though.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know about dorm life as I don't live in the dorms. I do know that there is an offer on apartments near campus that is called The Upper East Side Lofts that is offered to the students.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't really say anything about this. What may be difficult for me may not be difficult for others and not only that, it would also depend on the classes and the major that you are going for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus. There are many events and such that people can get into, just find something that interest you.

    In three sentences

    I like it. It seems that something is always going on, find something and go for it.

  • 04/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    On campus they have a lot of good food like Togos, Round Table, Burger King, Panda Express.

    Dorm Life

    You will learn a lot of new people and it is nice to live really close to campus. They have activities the first couple of weeks so that everyone can get to know each other. It's a lot of fun to live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's difficult to get classes you want since our school is impacted.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are needing more information about the school they are easy to contact and helpful. Try and schedule your orientation for the first couple orientations you'll have a better choice of classes since you sign up for classes on your orientation date.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a good college to attend. They have many major you can choose from. Also they have good professors and most of the professors are wanting a student to pass their class.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police available and if you're ever at school too late at night there is transportation provided by the school. I feel safe on campus even if I do stay late.

    What to do for fun

    The campus holds many events. There are many events that occurs in the union, concerts are even held! There's always something going on! There are many social activities to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    There are great places to eat on campus as well as off campus. There are grocery stores that are less then a 15 minute walk. Also students have access to regional transit transportation which makes it that much easier to get somewhere.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms. But friends I know have said they enjoy dorm life and it's easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers can challenge you, like I said before it is very easy to get behind so make sure to keep up. If you keep up then you should do fine in every class. Some work can be difficult but there are tutors and even teachers are able to help during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you do not procrastinate because it is very easy to get behind. The campus has many available resources for every student. There are also many tutors available as well.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great place. You can make plenty of friends in the classroom or if you live in the dorms, even if you don't you can find friends that will! The teachers are also very easy to talk to so there is no reason to not get great grades!

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The tuition cost seems a little expensive for a CSU

    What to do for fun

    There are little entertainment hotspots throughout the dorms and around the campus

    Food and Dining

    There were a variety of places to eat in the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are extremely old but the upperclassmen dorms were brand new

    Academic Rigor

    The teaching and learning levels appeared to be adequate

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is big and requires alot of walking

    In three sentences

    The campus seemed nice, it was very open and had alot of trees. The school was ethnically diverse and had sports teams.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although I would feel much safer if campus carry were legal in California, this is a very safe campus. There are onsite police, numerous lit-up emergency buttons, and even late night transportation services to keep students safe.

    Bang for the buck

    I love this campus, and the tuition is reasonable in comparison to other CSUs. Although it is a huge step up in price from community college, it is completely worth the money for the education and resources.

    What to do for fun

    CSUS offers a lot of clubs and fun activities for the students. There are movie nights, outdoor events, and a gym with a rock climbing wall just to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    There are not a ton of eating options on campus, but there are a lot close by. Round table is my favorite and I like that they also serve beer to reward yourself with after a long and grueling day/week/test.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in any of the dorms, but there are many options available for on and off campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a math major, so the academic rigor is definitely up there, but it is completely worth it for all that you will learn. There are endless opportunities for help from teachers, advisors, and other students. The harder the work the greater the educational payoff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the extra help offered! All of the teachers have regular office hours and there are labs for extra help as well. Even if you are on top of your game, take advantage of any and all the resources to make the most of your education.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a beautiful campus with over 3000 trees. I have had almost all great teachers who are easily accessible and extra help is always available. The campus is well laid out and easy to navigate, especially since it is biker/skateboard/scooter friendly.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many people meet up at the Academic Information Resource Center (AIRC) for late-night study sessions.

    Bang for the buck

    The education provided at CSUS is comparable to other, more expensive universities.

    What to do for fun

    CSUS is in a perfect location to enjoy the best that Sacramento has to offer, whether it be the excitement of midtown or the low-key atmosphere of Carmichael.

    Food and Dining

    There are many great options for dining, such as the Buzz Cafe and Panda Express.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are rather small, but a great way to get to know people.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect you to perform at a high level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of the educational and personal services that CSUS has to offer.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is a perfect school for working students because of its location and accessibility. CSUS does an exceptional job of supporting the health and well-being of its students with services like The Well. CSUS embraces diversity.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    There is a program established allowing anyone currently residing in the Sacramento region to be guaranteed admittance into Sac State as long as they apply. So apply!

    Food and Dining

    There is a great food court-type dining hall and if you want to go off-campus, Sacramento has amazing restaurants, including cheap yet delicious counter-service type places, food trucks, and something for everyone.

    In three sentences

    The campus is truly beautiful! There is a great vibe at this school and everyone is pretty chill. The teachers are mostly very well-liked as well.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Saferides is like a taxi service for sac state students. They will pick you up at a 10 mile radius of the school. Campus police can escort you whenever you need to, they are just a call away. There are also emergency cameras/buttons you can press that alerts the police.

    Greek Life

    Greek life seems fun but expensive. There are many different types of fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club on campus for everyone. You just have to visit the booths during the first weeks of school of search them up on the schools website.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students who are nature loving.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a large grassy area with trees infront of River Front where students lay out and read books in between classes. The school is also located right by the American River. There is a beautiful bridge that resembles the golden gate bridge on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive but education is worth it. Tuition is usually $3,500 a semester. Living on campus adds more to tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Sacramento State has one of the best gyms in the entire CSU system. The rock climbing wall is the largest in the CSU system. The school also offers free movie screenings sometimes. There are endless organizations and clubs on campus including the Greek System.

    Food and Dining

    If you stay in the dorms, you have a meal plan. The courtyard market has some good sandwiches and pizza. The dining commons has good food but you get tired of it easily. It's buffet style so it's easy to gain Freshman 15. Starbucks will be opening Fall 2013.

    Dorm Life

    Stay in Desmond Hall, it is one of the newer halls. The beds are not as comfy so invest in a matress pad. You have to share a bathroom with the whole floor, I find that a sanitary problem. I was lucky enough to have a room with its own bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    When registering for classes use ratemyprofessor.com 90% of the professors at Sac State are very passionate in helping their students succeed. Some professors have thick accents because the school is so diverse, making it hard to understand them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I reccommend living in the dorms for the first year; it is a bit pricey but it is worth the convience and meeting new people. Beware of squirrels and if you are allergic to trees and pollen this school is not for you because there are a lot of trees.

    In three sentences

    Overall, Sacramento State offers a life-changing educational opportunity for 28,000 students. It is a beautiful, diverse campus. Professors who work at this University are very passionate in making their students succeed.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Pretty much explore downtown Sacramento, go to the Aquatic Center and do activities there, or just go to The Well and exercise. There's lots to do in Sacramento.

    Food and Dining

    Have varieties of food and dining place on campus and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Never live in a dorm so I'm not sure but some of my friends had told me it was ok.

    Academic Rigor

    Have amazing staff that are always there to help their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help/questions, everyone is there to help you succeed. Know how to balance your social life with your academic life. Respect everyone and always try to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    A nice campus that has a ton of resources for students to use. There's friendly staff and students. The food there are so good and during the start of Fall 2013 Sac State will be opening a Starbucks!

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Recent problems but campus safety seems to have it under control. As with anywhere, just be aware of your surroundings.

    Bang for the buck

    All CSU's are getting ridiculously expensive. Tuition is up to about $3,500 a semester. Parking passes at CSUS are $159 a semester. Books and supplies around $1,000 a semester.

    What to do for fun

    River, rafting, biking, hiking, historical sites, 2nd Saturdays, Concerts in the Park, 5k's, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco

    Food and Dining

    The food is great but it's all pretty overpriced, which is typical for any college campus unfortunately.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms but I have friends that do and they enjoy it.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are doable. Teachers are great about working with you and making custom arrangements as necessary.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a party school this is not the place. If you don't live in the dorms find a place nearby so you can ride your bike and avoid the parking fees. Also have a great program at CSUS Th-Su if you need a free ride, but you have to be within a 10 mile radius. The philanthropies and clubs are great and very involved within the school and community.

    In three sentences

    I love Sacramento State! The campus is beautiful and the professors knowledgeable! Middle of California so you are within a good distance to anywhere!

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Dining Commons was good, All you can eat buffet only thing that wasn't good was how it closes at 8.

    Dorm Life

    Loved it, I met great people who I ended up rooming in an apartment with and looking at getting a house with them!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an engineering major so Chemistry, Calculus weren't fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved in clubs!

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a great school and I'm proud to be part of it. Love how trees are everywhere on Campus

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    This Campus has a variety of fraternities and sororities that support each other in anyway possible from fundraisers to donations to moral support.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sacramento State University has a very active Union, where students gather for great activities every week. We also have a bran new two story gym, with an indoor track, soccer court and basketball courts.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do, on and near campus. There is everything from musicale concerts to Paintball fields to Drive inn movie theaters. All at reasonable prices.

    Food and Dining

    This is a commuter school, which means there are plenty if restaurants near campus. In the university itself, there are two large dining halls with multiple fast food restaurants, as well as multiple healthy eateries.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life is exciting, meeting new people, with similar and different backgrounds.There are meal plans to help students financially.

    Academic Rigor

    College is difficult, but at Sacramento State everyone is there for the same reason. It is common to ask classmates for help, making new friends in the process.

    Tips for prospective students

    My top 3 tips tie in together, involving a student social life and academics. First, be open, join a club or organization. Two, do not confuse play time with work time, if in an organization you should look out for each other; you should motivate each other. Three, do not be afraid to fail, if you do, learn from it and avoid it.

    In three sentences

    California State University of Sacramento has a friendly environment, with Plenty of opportunities for success.The multicultural Campus is always alive with student activity. The University is powered by both the students and the Professors, avoiding any problems as best as possible.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who study at the library and eat noddles.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The noodle place right next to the library is seriously the best food on campus. Also, the 3rd floor of the library is for people who want to get together and study and talk. The 4th floor is dedicated to a quite zone with no cell phones.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though it is a cheap college, the impacted class may not be worth the time and money.

    What to do for fun

    As long as you keep your room open the first week of school and meet new people, I am sure you will get invited to parties. There are also tons of sororities and fraternities. Downtown Sacramento is not that far so if you bring a car there are some fun places there. A mall is also close by.

    Food and Dining

    The DC (Dining Commons) were not too bad. The breakfasts are the best. The food is good, however they never add new options or different varieties so it gets boring very easily.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life... not so good. I had lived in the most popular residential hall, Desmond. It was co-ed. People will stay up until 4 in the morning partying and hanging out with friends. The bathroom were horrible; they were cleaned once a day but still, it was bad. Living in an all girls hall, with boys in a separate area down the hall, is defiantly better if you like more peace and quite during the day/nights.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the class you take. Obviously some classes such as Biology and Chemistry are going to be harder than a History class. From experience, as long as you go to class, are present, and study then everything will be fine academically wise.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sacramento State has a 70% acceptance rate, this means classes are more likely to be full and harder to get into than other more competative colleges. I would apply to harder colleges even if you think you will get in since many classes here are extremly difficult to get into. The most impacted major are criminal justice, nursing, biology, and chemistry. It is a beautiful campus and very diverse.

    In three sentences

    California State University Sacramento is a phenomenal school. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, filled with redwood trees and acres of land. Despite impacted majors, it is a great college.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join fraternities or sororities. Many clubs to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check out Sac State. The campus is nice and all the faculty staff really care about the students.

    In three sentences

    Sac State is a great school that has many different majors to choose from. All the classes are near each other and the dorm is located at a convenient area. There are also many housing plans to choose from if you live far away from the school.

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big part of sacramento state. Majority of people are in greek life and new groups are made every year. Some are pricey but a good way to become part of the school and make a lot of friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Undeclared students, nursing majors, kinesiology, and students who want to get a good undergraduate education.

    What to do for fun

    The well is the best place, because of its intermural leagues and many parts to its facility. Also, many clubs go on trips so joining is a good way to travel around.

    Tips for prospective students

    For this school be sure to go to use all tools provided by sacramento state because they make the school year a lot easier. Also, talk to teachers because all sacramento state teachers are really open to help their students

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a good school. It has a good school environment, as well as a lot of tools to help you through college. It has good teachers and a great school for undecided students.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone will find a group they will click with. This is a very diverse university.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of different clubs and activities constantly taking place. The WELL is really awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan to work hard, but keep in mind that everyone here is to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    All of the professors are really knowledgeable. The students are really friendly and helpful. It is a great place to learn and grow.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is awesome, it's nothing like I've ever tasted before

    Academic Rigor

    There is enough support that there will be the goal of getting things done. The professors and the school program are strict on what they are focusing on for there students

    In three sentences

    I personally Enjoy going to this school. The people here are amazing, the professors are really focused on helping out their fellow students. I wouldn't choose any other school to go to but here

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    is so awesome ! go AchiO!

    Great for these types of students

    studious

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The buzz is a good place to eat.

    What to do for fun

    sorority and clubs

    Tips for prospective students

    be on your studying game !

    In three sentences

    Financial aid is a pain so make sure you have all your files in order. Teachers are understanding. Great area for work.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There are a few places to eat on campus and there are many off campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were really nice; they are just too expensive for me.

    Academic Rigor

    Well I haven't yet attended the school so I'm not quite sure as so how rigorous it is.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoyed the campus. It's not too overwhelming, I can afford it, and the classes are smaller.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are special poles all around campus where you can press a button and then security comes to your location. This makes students feel safe and secure! There is also a night shuttle service that can escort you around campus or to your car during the night time if you are feeling uneasy.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy the suburban life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There seems to be a lot of club and greek life promotions/recruitments year long around campus.

    What to do for fun

    The school hosts events everyday, whether special seminars or even concert performances from indie artists. I would recommend going to at least one event every semester!

    Food and Dining

    There are definitely a variety to choose from. There is a Burger King, Panda Express, Sushi, Togos, and more! Something to try new everyday.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experienced the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any other university, Academics are the schools' top priority.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing to succeed in this university, or any university, is to go to class, study, and especially ask questions in class! Every professor has office hours, which are NOT their lunch hours! The office hours are devoted for students to visit their professors and ask questions or for help. Never be afraid to approach your professor! It is always a good idea to at least befriend one professor each semester - that way, you would get as much help as you need, and in the future, you will have people to write letters of recommendations for you! If you and your professors barely communicate, it would be hard for them to write any letters for you. You will definitely thank yourself in the future!

    In three sentences

    I love this school's atmosphere: it is clean and full of fresh air. But what I especially love about this school are the professors. The professors are committed to helping the students and are passionate about the subjects that they teach.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus in the past four years I have been attending.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is great there are many to choose from and are all very collaborative.

    What to do for fun

    I am in a sorority therefore I go to socials with other fraternities we have parties or go to dances and even do fun community services together with other sisters.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of choices of food places to pick from on campus and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms because it is a commuter campus and its too expensive I have always lived with roommates in an apartment its great and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs on campus because it is a commuter campus.

    In three sentences

    Sac State is a great university it has a very multicultural and beautiful campus. There are plenty of clubs and programs to further your career.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is decent, but it could be better.

    In three sentences

    Sac State is a beautiful school surrounded by nature. It's growing diversity makes the school unique. It's affordable.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Sacramento State is relatively safe and there are police patrolling throughout the day. There have been a few incidents though that have caused turbulence in Sac State. However, As long as a person is cautious and aware of their surroundings then they should be safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not a member of any Greek organization, however, i am aware that there are various groups that serve the community and are open to new members.

    Clubs and Activities

    Students will often find clubs that best fit their interests. Ranging from science clubs to cultural clubs, there are many options and it is up to the student to find which club is best for them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sacramento State has a unique culture within students, some students will often join clubs and gather around the main quad to try to spread their groups to other students. Joining clubs will often make students feel more at home especially for new students.

    Bang for the buck

    Sacramento State comes at a reasonable price for students. Students who attend Sac State will often find many ways to help pay for tuition like financial aid or loans.

    What to do for fun

    There are various things to do for fun like visiting the games room which has different video game systems to choose from, table games like pool and even ping pong.

    Food and Dining

    There are various restaurants to choose from in Sacramento State. There is a beautiful building called the University Union where fellow students gather to replenish their energy in various restaurants like Panda Express and Burger King

    Dorm Life

    Even though i have not lived in dorms, i would say that the dorms are relatively small but modern looking.

    Academic Rigor

    Sacramento State is a rigorous school just as any other college is. However, it is determination that defines a successful college student because a successful college student will do what he needs to do in order to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to keep focused on a goal and never give up regardless of the challenges one might face while on school. It might be challenges in school or challenges in life but never give your on your education. It is the best investment one can make in your life so keep at your struggle and the benefits will be great!

    In three sentences

    Sacramento state is a beautiful school with many different areas of study. Being in the capital of California, Sacramento State offers great opportunities in the area of government. Sacramento state also offers one of the best engineering programs for those who are interested.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of path ways around campus and bikes are a very big deal. Lots of clubs and activities going on. They have farmers markets during spring and summer. They have a giant wellness center (or the Well) that has a gym and the doctor too. They rock climbing walls and fun dance and zumba classes.

    Food and Dining

    Dinning room is awesome very new and updated. Lots of other places to eat like panda express, burger king and a bunch of sushi places to eat all over campus. Also no Starbucks on campus they have their own coffee place that only sells on campus and is the only coffee house there.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are the same and have lots of security. Can have separate gender floors. Have an amazing dinning hall and a rec room and kitchen in each dorm hall. Rooms aren't crazy small pretty spacious and comes which a lot more than people would expect.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of different types of classes. Each subject has their own completely separate building which is really cool.

    In three sentences

    The Campus has beautiful landscaping all over the grounds. Lots of places to eat and hangout. Campus is very welcoming and lovely.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Definitely check out the WELL, the school's recreation center. The equipments are clean and up to par, there is an indoor track, and a rock-climbing wall. Best of all, there are a lot of good looking, muscular, students who promote healthy lifestyle and can motivate you to look your best!

    Food and Dining

    I've been here a couple of times for dinner with my friend, who has a pass for their dining services here and I love how they have a buffet style! There's a lot of different varieties of food to try out, and each dishes come from a different culture.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I do know plenty of kids who do. Many of them would have described the dorms as a great place to network and family oriented. Everyone knows one another by name, and are very nice towards each other. There are a lot of great extracurricular activities in the dorms, and the RAs can be strict (depending on who) but want their students to enjoy campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    The campus is well known for their business, health-sciences, and engineering departments. However, if you are interested in pursing a career as a pre-medical student or pre-health professional, I would recommend checking out a different campus. The reason why is because our school does not have a lot of funding that goes toward our science department...hence, a lot of students do not get that hands on experience that will help them become successful in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of crazy drivers! CSU Sacramento is a huge commuter school...many students are all over the Sacramento region, or commute far, such as Fairfield or Roseville. It can be hard trying to set up study groups together, however if you are the type of student who is independent, then this would be the school for you.

    In three sentences

    CSU Sacramento is a beautiful campus that boast its reputation for its trees and beauty of life. This campus is in the central of Sacramento, where it is close to downtown, the American River Trail, and there are a lot of local communities within the area. More so, the campus environment is very Eco-friendly and promotes healthy living for all of you who are health-conscious

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of outdoor activities!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come join the Hornets!

    In three sentences

    A fun and engaging place to learn. Supportive and hands on. Awesome!

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Go explore the city and walk around campus talking to new people.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, it is like a forest in the middle of the city. There is so much to do around it being close to downtown and quick access to the freeway. Very modern school and has a brand new health and wellness center.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Just off the top of my head, within driving distance (1-10 miles) , there are dozens of clubs, hookah lounges, bowling alley, laser tag, swimming, kayaking, fishing, malls, and bars. The campus is in the middle of everything, so there are so many things to do that I can't even compile a list to fit them all.

    Food and Dining

    Like I said before, there are so many different types of restaurants around this campus that you can taste a little bit of everything.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay, but I prefer living in a apartment with a couple of close friends. I prefer the personal freedom and there are so many restaurants around that I can try something new each day.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes I've had were challenging, but with a little bit of study, I have passed them all of them with a B average, and I learned a couple of cool things as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be bombarded by different events, clubs and fraternities and sororities in the first couple weeks of class, but do not let that deter you from your school work. Classes here are a great learning experience and should be appreciated wisely.

    In three sentences

    The university is often overlooked by many incoming students and I think it deserves more credit than it deserves. The college is known for it's business programs, but there has been many awards and acknowledgements of their engineering, nursing, psychology, and theater program. The campus is located by the American River, the Arden-Arcade area with plenty of dine in restaurants and the Arden Mall, it is in the center of entertainment.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors

    In three sentences

    I love this school. People are nice and the education is great. School has a lot of trees

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hangout with your friends or eat

    Food and Dining

    Food and donning is a three.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a three.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is a four.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students is to value the time you have in college and work hard. Although many other students like to party and go out that doesn't mean you have to.

    In three sentences

    The university of sacramento is diverse and studious. Many people that attend this university seem to become successful. The campus is also big and up to date.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Well (Health and Fitness Center) offers many recreational activities.

    Food and Dining

    Multitude of options.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on classes one takes, and on the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work, don't slack off. Even if you get an easy schedule one semester, DO NOT expect it to be easy all the time.

    In three sentences

    The difficulty level of classes usually depends on professors, but some classes will be difficult despite incredible professors. Most classes offer tons of outside help (office hours, PAL classes, etc.). The campus has much to offer, beautiful places to go on walks to, a fairly new and modern health/ fitness area, and a large variation of dining areas.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Over the past past 4 years there has been a few incidents consisting of rape, assault, and even 1 murder in the dorms 4 years ago. Over the past 2 years campus safety has really improved. Throughout the day, you will always see officers or security guards on campus every day. At night, police officer cars roam the campus every second. Transportation services are offered at night throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    I was never apart of it, but I hear it is an amazing experience. Take advantage of the Greek fair in the first two weeks of school.

    Clubs and Activities

    The academic and sport clubs are amazing. Take advantage of the org/sports fair at the beginning of the year. Make you impressions within the first two weeks of school. It will pay off!! Once again take advantage of the Wellness Center consisting of informal recreation or intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Most of the Campus is a commuter school, and if you commute, take advantage of what the university has to offer. If you plan to live in the dorms, don't let the convenience force you to be lazy. It does happen.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Wellness Center on campus is by far the hangout of the campus. Commuters, dorm students, and even alumni/faculty come to this athletic center daily. There is always something do do or pick up here. The University Union is a great hang out as well, consisting of campus food, the student government ASI, Billiards room consisting of pool, ping pong, and flat screen TV's with XBOX 360 and Playstation 3!!

    Bang for the buck

    Take advantage of services offered such as the Health Center and academic advising. Join organizations, most are free and find a balance between academics and fun!!

    What to do for fun

    It is really easy to get involved on campus. Join a fraternity or sorority seems to be the most popular. Most jobs on campus are fun and easy, especially the Athletic Wellness Center. I worked their for two years. It was a lot of fun and I made countless friendships through it. Go to the Wellness Center!!! It is a lot of fun! Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Racquetball, weightlifting, cardio machines, and the fitness/zumba classes are the most popular sports to try out. Get involved with the student government. They always have things to do. Join a sports club! Most do not charge and they are a lot of fun!!! Get a campus calendar and mark their events that appeal to you on your calendar or personal phone. Most events consist of showing of movies, fairs, and sporting events. Off campus: A lot of Bars and clubs in downtown Sacramento. Most are great. Go to the CSUS Aquatic Center, especially at the beginning or end of the year. Kayaking, canoeing, and Sailing are the most popular. Downtown Sacramento night life is fun. Especially in the winter when the ice skating ring opens up. There are two malls within driving distance. The restaurants are great all around Sac State. There are dozens!! Visit Old Town Sacramento. It consists of the railroad museum, unique gift shops, bars, restaurants, and the Sacramento River. Other attractions consist of Sutters Fort, and The Crocker Art Museum. Get a calendar to show dates of events. Sacramento River Cats Stadium is within a driving distance. Plus, the State Capital is in a driving distance from Sac State. Final tip: Get a sports and campus calendar for on campus. There is always something to do or watch at Sac State. If it is still not enough, Roseville, CA is 25 minutes away!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great consisting of Togos, Subway, Java City, Panda Express, Burger King, Gordito Burrito, Indian food, Jamba Juice, Round Table Pizza, and soon Starbucks! Round Table Pizza is the only place on campus that serves alcohol. The dinning commons have really great food. If you get a meal plan, use your points on breakfast and dinner. Omelets are great, and the grill and panini's never get old. The only downside is, the meals never change. The courtyard market is highly expensive. Do not waste your points on pizza and coffee. Have them occasionally. Its cheaper to pay in cash for the snacks and drinks offered in the market Their sandwiches are amazing! Overall the food is good, but I caution, if you live in the dorms, do not waste your points on pizza, coffee, drinks, and snacks. Use cash!

    Dorm Life

    The administration is terrible!!! Expensive and not worth the money! The students are great to make friends with. Highly convenient Get in for your freshmen year, have a great time, and get out.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics on campus are fairly easy, especially GE courses. My biggest tip is not to all behind, especially in the easier GE courses. You might feel like you can procrastinate, but it will catch up to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get to know your professors. 2. Most of the classes are fairly easy so get A's in them!! 3. Make friends in you major quickly and if you plan to go into a graduate program, find out as much information as possible in you Sophomore to Junior year. 4. Find a balance between academics and social life, it will help. 5. Get involved on campus, it is really easy! 6. Take advantage of what you pay for: health center, academic advising, tutoring, and make visits to the one of a kind Athletic Wellness Center. 7. Apply for a job on campus. It is fairly easy and it will introduce you to fellow students and faculty. 8. Have a great time, make the best of it, and enjoy it!!

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a beautiful college filled with over 3000 trees and much diversity. The costs of the college itself is affordable and the professors are easy going. The social life is ok, due to the large amounts of commuters.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had an issues

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of stuff to do in on campus

    Great for these types of students

    driven, able to self learn, great time management skills.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    spend most of my time in the nursing hall, am not familiar with the rest of campus

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but the college does it's best to keep costs to a minimum. Again, this is in reference to the nursing program which has extra costs such as gas for transportation, health insurance, and books.

    What to do for fun

    Sacramento has a variety of this to do for fun, it is a perfect place for a young adult.

    Food and Dining

    decent selection, nothing spectacular.

    Dorm Life

    unknown - I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    This is only in reference to the nursing program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become familiar with the campus early. Turn in all paperwork on time, and check your university email often. Financial aid is distributed about a week before school starts, so set money aside for books if you plan to study ahead. The nursing program, once accepted into, has a large amount of tasks to accomplish before starting. Be prepared to find a health insurance provider, health insurance is required for admission. Vaccinations, as well as a recent 2 tier TB test is also required. Expect this program to consume your life, but it will be worth it in the end. The nursing professors are highly knowledgeable and willing to help out when needed.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State has a beautiful campus. Professors are willing to help, even with a large student load. The Well, as well as the 24 hour study hall are wonderful compliments to campus life.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The school is right in my area, beautiful city. THe cost of the school is excellent.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is huge! Even though CSUS is a commuter school, the presence of Greek Life on campus is hard to miss. There's several organizations and each one has a place for every type of student. I'm a member of a Greek Organization and it's been the best experience for me and has made my college life so much more memorable.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over one hundred different clubs and activities! Ranging from sports clubs like soccer, football, tennis, swimming, rugby. There's academic clubs for different majors like the pre-vet club or the interior design club. Also there are clubs for things like video games, fashion design, folk dancing, salsa, cultural clubs, etc!

    Bang for the buck

    The price of college tuition is rising, but CSUS is affordable! Their financial aid packages offer you the most affordable way to pay for college and have all the information you need about different grants, schloarships and loan information!

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of dining options at CSUS, for everyone of all ethnicities. We have healthy options like Subway, Good Eats--which is a sandwich shop that serves tri-tip, chicken and turkey sandwiches, salads and other healthy options. There's vegan food options at Subway, Good Eats and the Buzz. There's also dining options such as Panda Express, Burger King, Round Table Pizza, Java City Coffee, Starbucks, Mother India, a sushi place and so much more!!

    Dorm Life

    I highly advise incoming freshman to live in the dorms the first semester! There's tons of options from buildings, to dorms, to roommates. You can choose your roommate or one will be assigned to you based on personality and hobbies so you can find someone who will have things in common with you! The residential advisiors are amazing! They plan special events for all the freshman to participate in weekly and monthly ranging from bbqs, games nights, movies nights, and other special events. These allow you to meet new people aside from the ones in your building and build friendships with people from all different backgrounds.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic courses are challenging and demanding. The teachers make your learn and think, it's not just a course where you can just be given an A. If you make the effort and try your best by studying, completing your work and attending class there's no reason why an A can't be in reach! I feel like I've learned so much since beginning my education here and it's because of the coursework and how much teachers expect from you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Research the school and the major program and come on a campus tour as soon as possible! You'll fall in love with the campus and the more informed you are the better your experience will be! Get involved! There's so much to do and there's always events and activities going on. No matter your interests or hobbies, Sac State is the place for you.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is an amazing school with a diverse campus community and great faculty and staff. There are tons of ways to get involved and feel connected, by joining various clubs and organizations for all interests.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During the nights it is slightly scary around the campus. There are so many places bad guys could hide and attack. The campus does have a police service that will meet you after class and walk with you to your car, as well as a system to contact the police on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs I am involved in are fun and allow many people to participate and really get out in the community. The Geology club really tries to get members involved and out doing activities to become a closer group.

    Food and Dining

    Food is more expensive on campus, a lot of money can be spent on food.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot say anything about dorm life, I didn't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    College is definitely not like high school.You must motivate yourself to get your homework and manage your time wisely, the teachers will not hold your hand to turn in the assignments. The teachers really do not care if you miss a class, it is on you alone.

    Tips for prospective students

    For harder subjects, such as Chemistry, Calculus, Physics, go to any of the Junior Colleges. Keep up with your homework, otherwise you will miss out in the class. If you don't show up to class it is like missing a week worth of classes, they move so fast it's done before you know it.

    In three sentences

    For the most part Sac State is a good school. We have a really good Geology program here. The teachers in Geology are amazing and try to help every chance they get.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tons of security and safety posts.

    Greek Life

    The campus is becoming a lot more supportive of Greek Life, and the community as a whole appreciates the community service Greek Life brings.

    Clubs and Activities

    For the 21+ the clubs downtown are amazing!

    Great for these types of students

    Go-getters who don't want to be blinded by the allure of a college town. The downside to living in a bubble of college students is that you aren't exposed to the real world. At Sacramento State it is real-life, you see people of all walks of life and all ages on campus to get an education and better their lives.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Terminal Lounge where you can book a room for 30 minutes at a time. In these rooms you can turn off all the lights, plug in your iPod (or choose from their music), sit on the bean bag, and take a nap or just unwind from a stressful day. We have a new, state of the art, Health and Wellness center on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I was apprehensive about Sacramento State initially, but once I got involved my entire perspective on the school completely changed. It is one of the most beautiful campuses I've seen and has a lot of state of the art facilities such as the WELL, AIRC, and or lounge.

    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my friends on campus, play pool, ping pong, and x-box in the game room, or take a nap in the Terminal Lounge.

    Food and Dining

    There is a good selection on campus, from Panda Express, to Subway, Togos, Mexican food, Sushi, Crepes, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't get the opportunity to live in the dorms but a lot of my friends did and they had an awesome experience! The new American River Courtyard is amazing and a my friends love living there.

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't too rigorous. Go to class and pay attention and you will pass with B's, go the extra mile and you will get A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, get involved, get involved. It is easy to be intimidated by the commuter-school aspect, but there are so many organizations on campus that will help you have the best experience of your life!

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is what you make of it, you need to actively become involved to experience any and everything that the campus has to offer. This campus is absolutely stunning year-round, especially in the fall. The professor's here care about their students way more than they need to.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I am paying out of state my first year so I am taking a big hit.

    What to do for fun

    They have several athletics, clubs, and activities going on. I really like that a free membership comes with tuition and that the on campus gym has a rock wall.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of options on campus and have several local food trucks that come to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started the actual courses yet, but I have done research on programs and it seems to be good.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is big so be prepared and also plan for paying whether it is loans, grants, scholarships, etc. upon acceptance instead of waiting to find out the exact cost.

    In three sentences

    I am starting this fall and so far the university has been great. They had a very fun and informative orientation on their beautiful campus. I have had a lot of contact with different advisors and even if they are unable to answer my question they make sure to find someone who can.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The overall safety at SacState has improved and can be strict at times. They set these blue emergency poles around the campus for any emergency.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life has expanded and are very strong.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are very big part at SacState.

    Great for these types of students

    People who have majors of nursing, business, and engineering would love it at SacState.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The blood drive is offered every year in SacState and UC Davis.

    Bang for the buck

    Financial Aid is very stressful; plus, the tuition has charges that included that I don't use or need.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities on campus, such as movie nights, concerts, American river, and off campus, like clubs, bars, parties, fraternities and sororities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average, even with some of the healthy foods and authentic foods.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but it does look that they need to be upgraded more for it to pricy that much.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, if you don't have a good academic background in high school, it will be difficult to catch up classes in a university level.

    Tips for prospective students

    As for future students, there is plenty of time to do your work. There is the library that is a great peaceful workplace, and there is a big building called the AIRC that has tons of computers and printers. Also, a great place to hang out is the Union, especially the upper levels. As for the people, they are usually friendly and will help you out if you have an issue. It's a really good school to meet a lot of people and have fun while being productive in your work.

    In three sentences

    SacState is a very good college for students that want to get things done but also have a fun time. If the ratings were out of 10, I would give it a 8. I love how it is a walkable campus and that it is clean and green.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    bars are right downtown, only a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute busride. Cal Expo hosts the state fair, about 3 miles away. Horse racing, river rafting, and adventure sports galore.

    Food and Dining

    lots of campus dining, including a campus restaurant with great prices and exeptional food

    Dorm Life

    many people leave on the weekends. Lots of locals so the dorms arnt as exiting as a more dedicated school would be.

    Academic Rigor

    C's get degrees, but they don't get success. If you want to pass its usually pretty easy but you earn your A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your professors well, visit there offices, be on a first name basis by the time you graduate. Use the career center, form a resume, interview for fake jobs, acquire an internship and start ahead of the game come time for graduation. Don't become apathetic, these years will either haunt you or propel you. Its up to you.

    In three sentences

    Sac State has a beautiful campus, knowledgeable professors that love talking to students and access to multiple clubs and programs that make college fun. Every once of energy given is received back. I want others to view the school though my eyes.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    This might of been the worst, personally. Then again I prefer making my own food. However the food is descent, don't take me wrong.

    Dorm Life

    It is not the best since many people leave but you definitely meet great people and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are challenging and others the material is boring. It is all about finding the right teacher to keep you engaged in learning.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sacramento is a large area. Go Downtown. Go to Old Sacramento. Go to the drive-ins!

    Food and Dining

    Sacramento State has been doing a better job in recent years of bringing premium food brands and vendors to campus.

    Dorm Life

    Get involved when living in the Residence Halls. Become friends with your Resident Advisors! They are there to help!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are challenging; others are very easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sac State has plenty of leadership and involvement opportunities. If you choose this school, get involved... ESPECIALLY if you are a commuter student.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State's classes can seem very impacted and full. However, be sure to take the advice of the Academic Advising Center in Lassen Hall. Also, be sure to take advice of Orientation Leaders when attending the MANDATORY New Student Orientation.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    go to the well or aquatic center find activities going on around campus or go to a sporting event

    Tips for prospective students

    highly recommended and be sure to keep up with all the due dates

    In three sentences

    great campus and friendly people have had an easy time getting set up for college at Sacramento State and the orientation for freshman was great.

  • 08/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Find a study space on campus that you are comfortable to sit for hours and won't be distracted.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is an amazing school. I feel so at home and comfortable on this campus. Everyone is so nice and helpful.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Ample, but not huge.

    Clubs and Activities

    A great variety of clubs to choose from! The first two weeks of every semester, you'll find booths from every on-campus club to give you a taste.

    Bang for the buck

    For me, Sac State is the most reasonable and local college where I can obtain a great education and a great college life experience.

    What to do for fun

    The WELL is an awesome place to work out with your friends, but the Library is a quiet and relaxing place to study, take a brief nap, read a good book and listen to your iPod! However, the MOST fun thing is to take a nap on the cool grass under a shade tree!

    Food and Dining

    The variety of food and dining is abundant at Sac State, and pretty tasty too! Across campus there are lots of options of food to choose from depending on your taste bud's mood!

    Academic Rigor

    Coursework is definitely demanding, but you can still have a life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to get to know class instructors. They are here to help and make sure you as a student pass the class successfully. These relationships are the first steps to networking in the real world.

    In three sentences

    Sac State provides students with a personal experience. The teachers here want students to succeed and help them reach their goals. The campus is beautiful and gives students an abundance of resources to pass classes and reach their dreams.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always a Campus Cop in the Union siting down waiting to aid anyone in trouble. I think that is very responsible for the CSUS to do this. I sometimes wave hello to the man sitting on the seat so they know the students recognize their position in the Union.

    What to do for fun

    I like to rest after my studies! That is something fun for me because I get to relax and read the hornet newspaper. But, I also like to participate in club activities to get my mind off school work because the club members are also outgoing and lets everyone join in the fun!

    Food and Dining

    The service is always great. Every time I order something, the cashier is always very cheerful and bubbly and it helps me throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live at the dorms, but I wish I did for my first semester. I take the buses home since I live in Sacramento, but my friends say that the dorms are great and it's easy to travel when they have night classes like I do.

    Academic Rigor

    I love how serious CSUS classes have been for my first half of the semester. I am already studying hard and trying to learn new skills I have not yet developed. For example, reading and take notes and rewriting the vocabulary down multiple times. The professors push us because they know we can succeed in life and I love how open the professors are in class. If we ask questions, they answer. When we visit their office hours, they help. No matter what we are struggling in, there is always someone here on campus to help us with something we do not get. It's very tough though! I'd say, their academic is excellent!

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest students take their education seriously at CSUS because there are other students attending here that are very hard working. The students should also be active in sports and club activities to and learn where to become a great leader! Also, when in class, don't be afraid to ask questions because the professors are always happy to know there is a question in the room!

    In three sentences

    This school is very serious about educating their students. The staffs and professors like to help the students the best way they can! But, the best part of this school is that everyone is very easy to talk with!

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and fun things going on around campus all the time! Just check the bulletins and jump into the fun : )

    Food and Dining

    Delish! There are so many great places to eat here like Java City, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, and Subway.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are not slacking! Expect to learn a ton and open your mind to awesome new things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sacramento State is amazing! Don't worry about a thing.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State has such a friendly atmosphere. It is a school with a really have transfer rate so a lot of the people there are from other cities and community colleges. I think this ads a really special touch to the college atmosphere.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that enjoy to keep their heads down and finish their work. Students who are goal orientated and have a set plan on how to finish and when. Students who enjoy relaxing on the weekends and taking advantage of the cities many hidden jewels.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sacramento is a melting pot of personalities, races, and all types of walks of life. The campus is very dynamic and offers literally anything one could hope for at school. Easy to make friends, easy to locate resources, easy to ask for help.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive campus. The campus is still thriving and coming up with new ideas to improve the college experience. I enjoy changes to my campus that are constantly occurring. It makes the campus feel fresh and alive.

    What to do for fun

    Attending campus sporting events, joining intramural sports teams, joining clubs, creating your own club. Sitting under a large tree on campus and taking in the air and your surroundings. Listening to music as you do homework by the Sacramento River.

    Food and Dining

    Food options are limited. There is something for everyone, but only few choices for the picky or those who grow bored of the same food. The DC (dining commons) offer a wide range of food selections that change weekly.

    Dorm Life

    I myself had never lived in the dorms. The dorms and dorm life at SAC offer new beginnings, new friends, and new connections on campus.The resources available to each student by living on campus cannot be compared to any other living situation.

    Academic Rigor

    Class rigor will fluctuate, like any other University. It is up to the student to find and enroll in the class that will prove worthwhile and sufficient for progressing through college. Choosing classes wisely is how one may attend at any level of rigor they please.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay very focused when attending CSU Sacramento. There are many distractions that can all be saved for another time, time other then when school work is due. Keep your hopes and aspirations high and reach the goal you wish to achieve!

    In three sentences

    Sacramento has been my home for 21 years and the school really exemplifies what SAC is all about. I feel positive and driven at SAC STATE to do my best whenever i'm there, making the best out of my time. My experience at SAC has been incredible, an important step in my life i'll never forget.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is always busy. There is a campus police building near by on campus as well. There are also emergency buttons stationed around the campus if anything happens.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many choices to choose from. Clubs offer students different kinds of opportunities, culturally, academically and for the students future career.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs! Clubs here hold many opportunities and fun activities for students to partake in.

    Food and Dining

    Many places to eat on campus. There are places such as cafe, sushi, panda express, burger king, pho and many more. There are also places where you can drink such as Jamba Juice, Starbucks and Java City.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm. However I have heard good things about it. Strict rules apply here as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Some smaller courses look at the attendance very strictly. 2 or more absence means automatic fail. Late submission of assignments are also strict with its penalties. As for exams, if you miss it for an appropriate reason, you are to take it in the dead-week.

    Tips for prospective students

    In my experience, the marks build up with several assignments and exams. It is important to review notes all the time to be more familiar with the content which you will be tested on. As long as you put effort in, you will do well.

    In three sentences

    Sac State has a beautiful campus; lots of trees, beautiful scenery, and unique buildings.It is also a school that has amazing professors. Sac State offers a variety of courses.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police officers and community service officers at our school provide the best services that they can. They escort students at night if requested for safety, and are always around to lend a helping hand!

    Greek Life

    Personally I do not have much input on this; however, from everyone I know who has been involved, Greek Life provides a wonderful outlet and family-oriented feeling.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I mentioned before, they are fantastic resources for students, and always seem to be well-enjoyed by those who get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The orientation leaders often tell prospective students that the yellow strips on the ground are squirrel zappers, when in reality they are guides for the visually impaired and blind.

    Bang for the buck

    It's much cheaper to attend here than other competing schools, and the administration here is always trying to improve our amenities. Definitely worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    The best way to have fun here is to be as involved as you can. Even though there are tons of students here, joining clubs and residence life are your best bets for having fun.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, I think this is the major downfall of this school. While there have been improvements over the years, most of the food is less-than good. The dining commons lacks vegetarian options, and it feels as though most of the food offered here is unhealthy.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is one of the best parts about Sacramento State. We are such a close-knit community and it really feels like home!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the classes can get pretty difficult here. But not as bad as some other schools! Just be sure to attend your professors' office hours if you feel lost.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend becoming as involved on campus as you can. Oftentimes people feel like they are disconnected from schooll, but it is probably because they don't make the effort to get involved! Living in the residence halls is an amazing experience, but if you decide to commute, getting involved in clubs and organizations will help to bridge that gap. Be sure to attend all of your classes and use the resources provided to you! We have a ton of resources on campus that so many people don't use. Most of all, enjoy yourself!

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen; there gorgeous trees and everyone is extremely welcoming. It seems as though everyone wears a smile on their face and is willing to help in any situation. The classes and professors are engaging, and college is really a meaningful experience here.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You have the river right next to the campus! Go for Bike Rides and explore the river. Downtown is not that far away, you can go shopping downtown or go to the Zoo in South Sacramento. There is many things you can do in your free time.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to grab a bite to eat on Campus. Food is all over the place. You can't be far from food wherever you happen to be.

    Academic Rigor

    The class work and homework has been challenging but teachers are really helpful. They want you to succeed, go in during their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you attend Sacramento State make sure to go to your orientation and not the late orientation, it makes a difference.

    In three sentences

    The beauty of the school is something else, the trees are scattered through out the entire school. The school has a plethora of resources to help you from Computer problems to writing papers. The overall friendliness of the community is great, along with the location of the school next to the river.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    get involved! join clubs and register for the WELL where fun events and activities happen every month or so and it's also the place where you can work out at. My favorite at the WELL would be the rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    superb food. I love the food that they have to offer, from healthy picks to the yummiest junk foods

    Dorm Life

    you will start to feel independent when you dorm. The RA's are very nice and friendly

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary on how difficult it is

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be shy to ask for help on anything because everyone is willing to help you out

    In three sentences

    I cannot say anything but good words for this school. Sac state is affordable, has a decent amount of majors, very helpful staff, a variety of different classes that will get your mind thinking, and amazing professors that really know what they're doing/teaching. On top of the very good qualities this school has, the campus is beautiful.

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe and secure. There are campus cops patrolling around campus most of the time. There are also emergency phone booth almost everywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life can be fun but it is ridiculous expensive. If your ready for the financial burden, definitely join because it will make your college life worthwhile.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun at Sacramento State, especially at Sacramento State newly build gym. The new gym have everything from running tracks to playing in-door kind of like tennis game. There are many fun clubs and calming locations to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining commons can be really upsetting for your stomach, especially if your sick. I spend most of my points at the market, where all the good food are located. I love the smoothies at the market, so that is a must not miss drink on campus.

    Dorm Life

    If your living in the dorm life you will definitely make friends. The students living in the dormitory are really friendly. There are two things that will disturb you, which are the disgusting bathrooms and the over-price payments for a small dorm room, which you have to share.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great, if your able to get the right classes. The professors may be easy or hard depending on your luck, but a hard professor always teach you the most. Although, the hardest part is to get the class you need for your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    It may be scary during the first day of school, especially if your an undergraduate freshman who knows practically no one, but as the first semester pass; it is easy to see that a lot of students are there for the education not be in a group. The first semester may be overwhelming with school, work, and a lot of new information; but it will get easier after the first semester. Lastly, make sure you keep your academics a priority from the beginning to the end of the school year.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State University can be describe in one word wonderful. The atmosphere calms the stress within the student from the beginning of the year towards the end of the year. This college contains a marvelous education system, professor, atmosphere, and resources fit for future leaders.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is very safe here, they have people that can drive you to the bus stop, your dorm, or anywhere around the campus till you arrive safely to your destination. Police are in campus and you get their direct number in case of any emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    Meetings every weeks and you can join any club at your interest. It is very fun and interesting. Helps to meet new people who enjoy doing the same things as you.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to The Well (gym is included with tuition), and enjoy the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of food (a buffet), eat till you get full. The market has everything even pizza, smoothie, and Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very nice and RA's are very helpful. They have many fun activities.Living in the dorm is a very great experience and you get to meet all kind of people. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers will give you tips if you need anything. They are there for you anytime you want. They will help you improve and gain skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    No worries, everyone is this campus is very nice, polite, and friendly. Everyone is happy to help.

    In three sentences

    It is a very beautiful campus. Very nice environment. Teachers are very helpful and nice.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have more security than you can ask for which is really great becuase there has never been a reported rape, murder, assault, or sexual assault. We have 911 poles every where in case of emergency just press the button. Security patrols campus at all hours of the night. You can even call security to take you around campus if you don't feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Theres too many sorority and faternity clubs here to mention but if your interested in joining one i'm positive that you'll find one that suits your interest. Don't worry about getting into the one you want to join either because they except more than 80% of their applicants.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have religious clubs, sports clubs, greek clubs, political clubs, dance clubs, leadership clubs, financial clubs, community service clubs, and activist clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    If your religious, if you want to share your political prospective, if your a certain ethinicity, if your a book worm, if your athletic, don't worry, we have clubs and programs you can take part in that will help you find people similar and have fun doing the things you love.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Wednesday we are invited to watch a performance outside thats usually very entertaining, ranging from singing, plays, and comedy. For free. We also have this organization called Safe Rides. When calling safe rides, they will pick you up from anywhere within 4 miles and take you to wherever you want to go within 4 miles of campus. For free. The organization student voluntary to drive their own cars.

    Bang for the buck

    Its very expensive to attend Sac State, well for me anyways. But as long as you fill out as many scholarship applications and are eligible for financial aid you should be fine. We have a lot of access on campus to help, program, student health, and everything that is covered by our tuition so paying the expenses are worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The WELL on campus is our work out center in which every student has free access to play Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Indoor Football, anything you name it. They also provide karate classes, workout machines, dance classes, yoga classes, and rooms available for any activity you'd like to do. Every Sac State college game students get in free. Not to mention all the clubs they have available to join like snowboarding, waterskiing, sororities, faternities, and dance clube just to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    If you live in the dorms you have access to an all you can eat buffet with a meal card each resident acquires. If your a commuter student we have two Panda Express restaraunts, one Burger King, one Saigon Bay, four Java Cities, one Student Store that provides munchies and other, one Mexican restaurant, one Indian restaurant whos name escapes me, one Sandwhich place, one Round Table, and planty vending machines everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here at Sac State aren't the normal vision of college dorms, it does not consist of constant partying or crazy college students. There is quiet hours from 11pm on weekdays and 1am on weekends. Every floor has a RA that is there to assist you with any questions, help with classes, and enforce rules. There is a zero alcohol and drug use in the dorms unless you are 21 years old for alcohol.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what professor you have, or what class your enrolled in, defines how hard the class is or how hard you are going to be pushed. Ive definatly had a rigorous semester with allnighters studying for 3 exams at a time, and thats 2 weeks in advance. But like I said, it depends what classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    We have very friendly squirrels, so don't get scared if squirrels run up to you, they just want food. If you need help in a class, don't be afraid to ask the staff, they are more than delighted to help you.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is very friendly and has many opportunites for growth such as many clubs, leadership opportunites, and friendly staff that will help. All of the professors I've had have taken time after class to help me and give me advice when I was trying to decide on a major, without asking them to do so. It's a very safe campus, with security around every corner and not once have we had a reported rape, sexual assault, or murder.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school has a lot of safety because there are always police officers around supervising the area and there are many emergency phones on campus. These phones are easy to use and it directly contacts the police officers we have on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs at school and many activities going on. What I found the most appealing to me was that by living on campus one can automatically play in a league for any sport but just for fun. There are leagues where all the residence halls compete against each other and where they can win trophies. I was lucky to be a part of the indoor soccer league and I'm looking to the outdoor one next semester.

    Great for these types of students

    If there are students that are not looking for a party school or a school where they can feel safe and confidence that they will succeed then this school is for them. Many students nowadays want to go to party schools and I can guarantee that Sacramento is not one of them. Sometimes there are parties going on but you need to know the people who are hosting the parties and they are usually not on campus but are pretty close by.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun at Sacramento State. There are always events one can attend and there is enough notice about them. It can either be events from sports, fraternities and sororities, or any other clubs. I like going running around a hill we have near by, to the park, to the mall, to the pools on campus, and to the gym. The gym was recently built and it is free for Sacramento State students. There is also a ropes course where students can go climbing and do many fun activities with other people.

    Food and Dining

    I really like the food that we are provided with. Many times the school will give us the same type of food but I go trying out all the food there is and it is actually really good. There are hamburgers, pizza, beans, rice, lasagna, pasta, steak, and many more. What I do not like about our Dining is that they close pretty early. During the weekdays it closes at 8:00PM and in the weekends around 6:00PM.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is an amazing experience. I get to interact with people I have never met before and the likelihood of that occurring increases while living on campus. The bad thing is that the rooms are pretty small and we have to share bathrooms. I like the availability of cables we have because it is important to have something god to watch on TV when we need a break from assignments.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are pretty competitive but I believe easily accessible for anybody that puts their mind into work. It is all about being committed and determined for success. There are some majors that are impacted and require a high GPA like nursing, psychology, and business. The classes are not boring because professors always try to be entertaining.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to make sure that they really want to come here. There are opportunities for everything and the campus is always clean. Many stores are nearby and always provide a job for those who really need it. Places like restaurants don't close early at night like in majority of other cities. Also, they need to keep in mind how they would feel in the type of weather here. In the summer it gets super hot and in winter it gets super cold. Most people think it is always hot but it gets pretty cold and I cannot handle it sometimes even though I am from the bay area, right across San Francisco.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school filled with many different people from around the world. There are a lot of majors to choose from and everybody around is extremely nice. I love this school more than I thought I would.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The amount of fun you have will depend on the amount of effort you put in to the school and/or your preference. There are some nearby bars or clubs if you are old enough and if you join the greek life and/or club organizations, it can lead you to external events. Networking is a possible way to lead your life into excitement.

    Food and Dining

    The omelets are SO GOOD, but they're only served in the mornings on the weekdays. Even though the eggs are from a carton, the omelet still tastes amazing. Pretty good amount of variety during lunch and dinner wherein they have different food stations, but it will be hard to stay in good physical shape due to all the sugary and fattening foods they have.

    Dorm Life

    Super convenient, but it also depends on what type of dorms you prefer. There are 2x2, 4x2, 5x2, etc. Roommates are selected by random and you usually meet cool people. There is a microwave, a living room that has couches in case you want to lounge, do homework, invite some friends over, etc. The closet is pretty spacious. The bathroom is average, but if you don't maintain it by cleaning it, it can get dirty fast. The beds are pretty comfy and soft. I personally loved the living room with the couches because it was conducive to my studying.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of your workload will depend on your major and time management. I am a business major and the semester can get difficult in many ways, such as: if I choose to max out on my units, choosing to work and go to school, commit to clubs/organizations and have classes, attend social events in conjunction with volunteering and classes, and so on. It essentially depends on your preference and how much you want to handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Network with students and form study groups 2. Communicate with your professors more often than you should 3. Talk to your academic advisors to track your progress and plan your academic future 4. Attend career affairs 5. Join clubs or organizations pertaining to your major or passion. It builds your network and looks good on your resume 6. Use a board to write out what is due, it is a great reminder 7. Have different colored pens and highlighters, that way your notes will be easy to read 8. Buy/Have scantrons ahead of time. You never know when you might need that extra 5-10 minutes it takes to go to the University Store to buy scantrons. 9. Stay hydrated and give yourself enough sleep. 10. Last but not least, do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    The wild night life accommodation may not be as prevalent, but what Sacramento State might lack in the night life it makes up for it through clubs, organizations, greek life, the beautiful men and women of the campus, the fresh outdoor atmosphere, relatively cheap tuition, friendliness, awesome suites, campus activities, and probably a plethora of other things. The professors are also empathetic and they care for their student's success so that's a plus. Overall, it is really dependent on the effort and interest the student exerts; the student will get what they put into it.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Even though the campus police seem somewhat invasive from time to time, I have never had a feeling that the campus was unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of student organizations that help to transition each student into a professional environment.

    Great for these types of students

    There's something for anyone.

    Bang for the buck

    I have always felt from my first day on campus that I was getting a quality education at a value. Granted that every semester it always feels like everything costs so much, but if you compare the quality of education to any other UC or CSU it is definitely a good bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    Study :)

    Food and Dining

    With several different locations on campus providing students with dining options, there is an option for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    This is heavily dependent on the academic program that you choose to undertake. However, in my experience you will get what you put in. The level of academic rigor is such a subjective measure of an institution, but I would say that csus does a very good job at challenging its students academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any perspective students must make sure they remain aware of all deadlines and are regularly review with a counselor their academic progress. It is important that you take a proactive role in your education and not just ride the wave. Always set reasonable goals for yourself and track your accomplishments, it will help charge your success.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento state is a university on the rise, driven forward by the bright minds of the dynamic student body and faculty. It is a place for everyone to advance their personal educational goals for a better future. Definitely not to be underestimated, sacramento state gives every student a great return on investment on a college education.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to events. Make friends so you won't be lonely.

    Food and Dining

    Ranges from Panda express to Togos to Subways.

    Dorm Life

    i am living at home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for classes early because classes will be filled in a blink of an eye. Attend your classes and use your resources. Talk to your professors and counselors. Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento state has a peaceful campus. Sac state has many events to entertain students, teachers and visitors. Anyone who visits Sacramento state will feel welcomed.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When I'm not preoccupied in the different student organizations that I am part of, I like going to the WELL ( a two story , state of the art, gym on campus that is free for all students), or am studying at the AIRC ( a 24 hour study building with 4 floors and a computer lab.)

    Food and Dining

    Food is alright, i love Good Eats and the Buzz. They are the best at the University Union.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the Dorms but from what I know it is really fun and is something I regret not doing.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a Sate School it doesn't have the prestige of an Ivy League School or Stanford but what students lack in academics make up for community service, sense of community, and leadership.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out of your comfort zone and meet people. Don't just go to school for classes, get involved. It is the only way you will truly get the most from your college experience.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus setting. Although it is a commuter campus, it has much to offer students who live at the dorms or nearby. Like any state school, it has had its budget cuts unfortunately.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school`s activities range by groups. Sports games build school spirit and daily campus activities make the times between class entertaining. Finally the arcade located in the union makes for fun with games and pool tables.

    Food and Dining

    The food available is great. They range from very healthy foods such as subway to panda express and burger king. There are numberous other dining establishments which provide student discounts. The prices for food are very affordable on my budget.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live at the dorms. I live with parents and drive to school. But i really hope to live in them next semester. Word of mouth circulates about the epic stories which occur at the dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    Attendind every class should guarantee you a passing grade as long as there is very little to no procrastination involved. Meeting in groups of 3 to study and take tests together (resource utilization) is another benefit of meeting and making network connections and friends in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend orientation and gather all resource information possible and meet people from the first day. Joining a community group will help you meet and expand your network with other peers. Actively watching for upcoming deadlines is highly recommended.

    In three sentences

    Sac state, from the experience of a minority latino, celebrates it`s diversity and is organized to include all students into groups for formal and informal networking. Sac state university values the opportunity to embrace open minded ideas through school wide activities. Students are presented, clearly, with all the necessary resources to excel in collegiate and informal situations so that they know where to find help and meet others like themselves.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is one of the most important aspect of the University.

    Greek Life

    They are really not what the media portrays them to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    Really diverse.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse. Academics are the most important things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really aware of any unusual activities.

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There are alot of organizations and clubs and Greek groups. so there are always things going on. You just have to get connected.

    Food and Dining

    The food are local fast food chains at their regular prices and some good healthy food as well.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is tough but you cant expect anything less for a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are deciding between colleges and this one is on your list here are some good things about it: Inexpensive, really outgoing students, great professors.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is very diverse. Also,the college has a variety of options when it comes to choosing a major. Finally, when compared to other universities the expenses are really low.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    During the mornings and day time the campus felt extremely safe, and I seemed to see campus security out and about. However, night classes were a little differnet story. I think if the campus had more lights around the parking structures the campus would have felt lmuch safer.

    Clubs and Activities

    There were clubs for different hobbies that I honestly didn't even know existed! The student body really puts in an effort to keep a variety of clubs and events on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I truely feel that I received an excellent education for the state school price compared to the private school tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are many sporting games that you could attend. There are also numerous clubs that you could join to become involed and have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    There was a great variety of food located on campus. There were also several different types of places you could eat: fast food, a resturant, several cafes, and a few walk up carts that sold healthy adn fresh food to go.

    Dorm Life

    There were several sets of dorms located on the campus. However, I was a commuter student, and did not stay in them.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I was enrolled in were hard enough to push you skills and help you grow, but not so hard that you were unable to learn or pass the class. I was also able to get help from teaching assistants and professors when I needed it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once on campus do your best to join a few clubs, really make an effort to get involved. This will make your overall experience so much better.

    In three sentences

    This is a beautiful campus with many resources available to students: Career Center, Wellness Center, Library, Computer Labs, Resturants, and many more amenities. There is always an event taking place to get involved in. Also, the professors seem to truly care about the students success, both in academics and the workforce.

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do around.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is alright. Enough to keep it interesting.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. I lived there for 3 years, 2 of which I spent as an advisor. The community is always great and the dorms are really lively for the most part.

    Academic Rigor

    Again, this all depends on the program. Some programs are really competitive, so students generally want to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to look into your specific programs. There are programs at Sac State that are outstanding. But, there are also a lot of new programs. just make sure you do your research.

    In three sentences

    The students are generally nice and helpful. the professors in my program are very knowledgeable in what they teach. The environments provides you with a great place to learn.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You will end up with a valuable education and degree upon graduation, along with training and skills that are applicable to real world careers.

    Food and Dining

    So many healthy choices located in three prime spots on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Loved the convenience of living on campus! Definitely recommended for transfers and first time freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough classes, expert faculty, and endless resources to help you through.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of great resources like the library, ARC Building, and WELL for study and personal needs.

    In three sentences

    Great campus to challenge you academically and personally. They really value students, and want them to be successful in their academic and career path.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    good

    Dorm Life

    nice

    Academic Rigor

    good

    Tips for prospective students

    great

    In three sentences

    I like it. I love the gym. There are many places to eat.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    They have Starbucks, jambs juice, panda, round table, ect, just about anything you want to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    The mechanical engineering program is exceptional. The staff is wonderful and the classes are amazing.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have police and many stations with phones as well as alerts. The campus police often send out updating emails to the student populous,

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Be careful student drivers, there is little parking and many accidents happen on campus due to the crowding.

    What to do for fun

    CSUS is a lovely campus with a HUGE gym and swimming pool. There are many clubs and on campus activities (movies, plays excetra)

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to get food around campus but they have very little seating compared to the school population.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned a ton at CSUS. It defiantly has it frustrating qualities but the teachers are wonderful and want to teach as much as you are willing to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you talk to a counselor... or five... different ones, to make sure you are given accurate information on what you need to do. Constantly check up on any paper work you may need to submit to the office, it is likely it will be misplaced and the responsibility will fall on the student instead of the office who lost it. Be ready to fight for class spots and teacher attention.

    In three sentences

    I love my teachers here as CSUS but it has some major draw backs. The classes are VERY crowded and limited in availability. The staff (with exception of the teachers, who are amazing) are disorganized and do no seem to car about the students. On the positive side, the classes I am able to attend I find very well taught and the teachers are helpful as well as inspiring.

  • 02/09/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Havent looked in to that...

    Dorm Life

    Alot of the dorms are very nice. Apply Fast!!

    Academic Rigor

    I know many people that come here and they love it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you check the dorms.

    In three sentences

    The school is very nice. If dorming make sure you check out all the dorms. There is a small river by the school.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police officers are always patrolling the campus but at night there needs to be more on duty city police officers in the parking lots. Especially for those students with night classes and who study late.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great. I myself am part of the Alpha Phi Chapter on the campus and would not trade this experience for anything. Its worth it and definitely helps you create friends that last a lifetime.

    Clubs and Activities

    The WELL or health and fitness center has intramural sports going all year long and anyone can play. The tournaments are the most fun and all sports are played.

    Great for these types of students

    The Art, snowboarding, business, and political clubs are all great for any type of students. Sacramento State offers a plethora of clubs for students to join that will fit the needs and wants of any type of student .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Japanese Tea Garden is an exclusive, hidden treasure on the campus. It is invite only and requires a certain class to be taken. It is a beautiful and serene spot on campus underneath the library.

    What to do for fun

    Sacramento State is a great school because it is near downtown, which is the heart of the city. Restaurants, bars, clothing stores, boutiques, everything is found in this area. There are parks, and museums, really a great place to visit for some fun while attending CSUS.

    Food and Dining

    A variety of chain and local restaurants are available on campus. With tons of coffee shops throughout campus as well as dining areas there is always time to eat and hangout with friends.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved the dorms at Sacramento State. They are clean, comfortable and most of all fun. I met my best friends in the dorms and after three years of college we still talk about the dorm days. Desmond Hall is the best.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say most classes are not too difficult. This is also dependent on your major and study habits. Others feel overwhelmed, while some are not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs and recreational teams as possible. Take advantage of everything the school has to offer even if its the library or dining hall. It is definitely worth participating in as much as you can.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State University is a fabulous school with clubs and social groups for everyone to join. It is a beautiful campus filled with trees and flowers that create a sense of welcoming and relaxation. Last but not least CSUS is a campus that is a home away from home.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    athletic games, hall acitvities, clubs, greek life

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok. Healthy options are limited

    Dorm Life

    Friendly and easy to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be as hard as you make it to be. If you take on alot of rigorous classes you will be busy and have sleepless nights.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay ahead on class readings allowing you to be informed and ready for each class meeting.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento state is a great campus. The fall time is the most beautiful time for Sacramento as the leaves of the trees are changing colors and the campus is look alive and vibrant. The professors are typically very helpful and kind allowing educational goals to be reached.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue stations all around campus that have a button that you can press for help and it notifies campus police your location.

    Greek Life

    There are many events on and off campus hosted by fraternities and sororities that even outside students can participate in.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sac State offers many clubs with diverse interests from anime, to martial arts, to community service.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many study rooms scattered on campus that not very many students know about.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is not only full of amazing students, but staff, too. All my professors have been great people and made my experience very welcoming.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has many events going on all the time that you can check out. You can also participate in intramural sports for fun, climb the rock wall at the Well, or watch nooner concerts and much, much more.

    Food and Dining

    The campus provides many eateries from pizza to sushi.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I have friends who do and they love the experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only a freshman at Sacramento State so far and my experience with academic vigor has been moderate. For the most part, I am stress free, but there are challenging days or weeks. Perfect amount of rigor for a freshman who is just learning to manage everything on their plate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take opportunities that may even not interest you because you can be surprised by the benefits you will reap.

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State has everything you need. I am still discovering all the things that the campus offers from a bike shop to recreational pool hours. The university is full of options for each student to get involved in and feel at home.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A very safe campus. If in doubt at night call the number for a police escort to your vehicle.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports as well as exercising at the well. Watching almost new movies at the Union. Its a good time all the way around.

    Food and Dining

    Many different places to eat. Panda Express, Togos, Subway, Burger King, Java City, as well as many other places to eat. Diverse eating areas that should satisfy most people.

    Dorm Life

    All dorms are nice but try to get into the newer ones. New dorms have more space and offer somewhat of more private living quarters. Older dorms may have to share bathing facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the professor. Some give very little homework while others give you a lot of homework. It also depends on the subject of the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start off strong and make sure you do the assignments as early as possible. Try to avoid procrastination. Try to have fun while in college.

    In three sentences

    A premier campus with a diverse student body and a lot of activities that will keep you busy in your free time when you don't have homework.You will make friendships that may last a lifetime. A campus you should apply to.

  • 04/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will always see someone on campus. It is very safe. I haven't heard any negative situation since attending.

    Greek Life

    Hazing process is not extreme like some stories people hear

    Bang for the buck

    They try to keep everything cheap or free for student events

    What to do for fun

    There are many on campus events, games and off campus nightlife entertainment. Parties, hooka lounges and clubs. There is also bowling, skating and rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    Majority of the restaurants accept the student ID card with money in it. I advise to add money to the card in the beginning of school so you'll have money on you card for times when your short on cash and hungry

    Dorm Life

    Is fun! Clean and easy way to find friends and classmates that could help.

    Academic Rigor

    Is wonderful! The professors are willing to work with you and the style of teaching is easier to understand because the break the subjuct down in simpler terms then the text books. It is extremely important to attend class regularly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus especially during the first week of school to see how everything is in the beginning of the semester and if you are interested, then revisit toward the middle to really get a perspective on how the students calm down and stay focus. The first week is recutting students for clubs and a sorority/ fraternity, and the middle of the semester is reality of how life would be attending the school. Living close to campus is great because there are shuttles that pick you and drop you off on campus. Talk to an advisor to stay on track and apply for financial aid/ grants

    In three sentences

    Sac State is a great school to attend. Everyone from the students to the staff are extremely helpful. The environment is calm but fun and the way the professors teach the academics are easy if you attend class and pay attention.

  • 04/06/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    its safe

    Clubs and Activities

    they seem really fun

    Great for these types of students

    people that would like new experiences

    What to do for fun

    there's a lot of places to go to hang or go for a walk/run.

    Food and Dining

    It's really nice

    Dorm Life

    Like I said I didn't get to see the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    its good

    Tips for prospective students

    just have fun

    In three sentences

    Its really nice I went there to take my English and math placement test. I didn't get to see the dorms but i couldn't. I got to see almost all of the campus and its really nice.

  • 04/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club! volunteer! Invite some friends over to the Wellness Center for some indoor rock climbing, basketball, badminton, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    There are small food vendors available in the Union and the Riverfront located opposite sides of the campus and microwaves for those who make their lunches. Places such as Subway, Panda Express, and Burger King is offered with many others. Have a little more time? There are many dining place nearby off campus that barely take 10 minutes to drive from!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are on campus so it`s easy to manage time to study and make new friends! Apply for the meal plan and you get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet style!

    Academic Rigor

    Wherever you go, there will always be good and bad teachers. We have excellent professors in the university that make learning fun and will assist you if you have any problems!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make use of the Academic Resource Center where you can find computers, printers, and places to study with friends or do your homework! It is open longer than the library and it`s easy to go into concentration mode!

    In three sentences

    Surrounded by nature, it`s a good and peaceful place to study both in and outdoors. For a change of pace, cheer for sports games and be part of the Hornet spirit! The Well is available for students who want to stay fit and healthy!

  • 04/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has very few incidents. There are emergency phone boxes everywhere and at night, students can be escorted to their cars. There is also a number for Safe Rides, a service that will drive students home on weekend nights if they are intoxicated, which prevents possible drunk driving accidents.

    Greek Life

    The campus has sororities and fraternities to meet any interest.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs, sororities, and fraternities to join on campus. In addition, there are numerous free activities such as dance lessons, movies, and concerts. There are intramural sports teams, too, for the athletic.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for students who: work, are short on money, want to study business management or engineering, prefer a laid-back atmosphere and friendly environment, like squirrels (there are a lot of them), and want to live within a short drive of big cities, snow, forests, and beaches.

    Bang for the buck

    For a tuition of about $3500, it is a great value. The professors are very knowledgeable and there is a variety of courses to choose from.

    What to do for fun

    There are usually events such as free concerts and movies. There is also a games room with pool, table tennis, and video games. Many students enjoy the newly built Well, which is the school's gym. The Well has many classes and activities such as a rock climbing wall.

    Food and Dining

    The food is about the same as any college. There is a diversity in dining options, from the school's restaurant, to Indian and even Vietnamese food options.

    Dorm Life

    There is honestly not much to do on campus, other than go to the Union. Not much is within walking distance of campus, so a car or use of public transportation is necessary.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are easier to manage because of the semester system, which is beneficial since most students here work while attending. But this also means that it takes longer to graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to this school if you plan on having a job. Be sure to maintain a good GPA if you are looking to major in one of the impacted areas, such as business, nursing, or engineering. For those who are judgmental about the CSU system and feel that it is for those not good enough for UCs, I assure you that this school can provide as quality of an education as any UC.

    In three sentences

    CSUS is a great school with a friendly, professional staff and a laid-back atmosphere. It does not have the typical college experience feel to it, but it is the perfect choice for those who need to work while going to school. The business program is excellent and is a good value for the tuition.

  • 05/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to the Well to work out and take fitness classes, or hang out in the university union with friends. There are also many restaurant and hang out spots all around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has many different restaurant choices for you to pick from, and lines are never super long.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is very structured and fills the needs for all student learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come here if you are looking for a great education and friendly campus!

    In three sentences

    Sacramento State is a wonderful school to get an education. The faculty are very helpful in every way they can be, and the campus is beautiful. One downfall is the impaction of students.

  • 07/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus, there's a police station, and there's various areas on campus that have emergency phones to call for immediate aid. There's also a number to call for a Night Shuttle that will pick you up and take you back to your dorm if you stayed at the library or got off campus work late and don't want to walk alone at night. Just keep in mind that this is an open campus, and basic safety practices should still be implemented. (There's a Kung Fu club)

    Greek Life

    There's lots of it. You're not pressured into joining, but don't be surprised if you find Greek letters written on the ground in chalk.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't actually joined any clubs yet, but there are tons of options for pretty much everyone. The hard part is finding out when and where said clubs meet, if you're looking at options outside of and not included in the occasional Club Rush.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who want to attend a decent school, love trees, like squirrels, and their main source of income is the FAFSA.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has a Japanese Tea Garden right in front of the library.

    Bang for the buck

    If you love junk food, then the convenience store has all those goodies, plus some campus gear, school supplies, and personal items such as cold medicine. For vegetables, bread, and produce, a farmer's market is held every two weeks right in front of the campus bookstore. Speaking of which, always compare the textbook prices (including sell back value) with other sites like Amazon (I've had a couple of textbooks that were cheaper at the bookstore). The best bang for your buck is the 50-cent-coffee sold at the bookstore. It's not fancy, but the caffeine will keep you up come finals week (the bookstore also sells caffeinated chocolate bars).

    What to do for fun

    Events are always planned out in the University Union, there's lots of clubs, or you could just sit under (or in) a tree and read.

    Food and Dining

    There's lots of options, but it's mostly coffee shops and fast food. There are some healthy options, but they typically cost more.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not actually living in the dorms, but Freshman Orientation lets you spend the night. I saw Desmond Hall's rooms during the campus tour and they were tiny! However, the students who spent the night stayed in another dorm building. Those rooms were a decent size for two people,including a bed, closet, and desk.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you do the work and pay attention, you should be fine,but it really depends on the classes, professors, and your learning type.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you love lots of trees and green, then this is a good campus. If you're afraid of squirrels, look somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    Sac State is a medium-sized campus surrounded by restaurants, public transit, and lots and lots of trees. The college includes nature, a gym, and a free psychologist to help you when young adult life feels overwhelming. Keep in mind that certain majors are impacted, so it's best to make sure the one you want is available.

  • 09/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    NOT AT ALL.

    Food and Dining

    People just stare at you if go eat at the dining commons alone, like why can't someone enjoy eating peacefully by themselves! I do love the food they offer for luch. Many options to choose from. There are many restaurants in the Union.

    Dorm Life

    DO NOT STAY IN THE DORMS! JUST DON'T. They are horrible. My roommate and I have nothing in common... Apply the minute the housing app opens or you'll be on the waitlist foreverrrrrrrrrrrrr. Oh and the price for the dorms are REALLYYYYY not woth it AT ALLLLLLL trust me. I regret living in the dorms. The showers suck too!

    Academic Rigor

    I don't know much because I'm barely a freshmen. However, it is the third day of school and I already have tons of assignments to complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared. Ask as many questions as you can... Send emails to financial aid, housing, etc. Get informed!

    In three sentences

    It's a very big campus. Many restaurants to choose from. Great grass area to sit, lay, or take a nap before your next class.