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California State University-Sacramento

Sacramento, CA, USA
3.58 Average Rating

California State University-Sacramento is a 4-year public institution and a member of the Cal State system in California’s state capital. A Native American Pacific Islander, Asian American, and Hispanic-Serving institution, Sac State is home to seven colleges offering undergraduate degrees in 58 academic majors. To provide a recreational break from college life, Sac State’s Peak Adventures program sponsors outdoor excursions for snowboarding and backpacking and the university campus adjoins the 32 mile American River Bike Trail. For history-minded students, the Sac State campus features the Julia Morgan House and the terminus of the Pony Express, both of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
68%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision August 31, 2019
Other June 30, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
28%
Submitting ACT
91%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1036
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
31,255
Total Number of Undergrads
28,454
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
22%
20-39 Students
49%
40-99 Students
24%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
7%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
26:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,733
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,310
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,190
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,900
Books and Supplies
$1918

Aid & Grants

0
100
60%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
52%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,984
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
52%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,900
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,620

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
34%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,109
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$162
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
337
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
7%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Hornets
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Sky Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Sacramento
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Stockton
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
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.
Ravinder from Rodeo, CA
DIVERSITY! The professors are amazing. The campus is beautiful.
Mira from Stockton, CA