Sacramento, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$16,632 ($5,472)
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Reviews 2395 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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1 College Freshman

Majors: of course the most popular majors are always compacted and competitive.

1 College Freshman

Majors: i have not been told about anything about it so far

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: everyone is different at this school and not everyone is drop dead beautiful

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: depends on the RA and if they care or not in the dorms

3 College Freshman

Academics: Depends on the teacher just like any other school.

3 College Freshman

Academics: again depends on the teacher and if he or she cares to help

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything is beautiful but sometimes old and dirty

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i hated it. all girl floor was disgusting all the girls are filthy

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Gated community and modern apartments with TWO BATHROOMS

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I dont go out to clubs but the parties are crazy at times

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Football team isnt that good but everyone else is like tennis

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Different experience and learning new things about myself

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many on campus jobs tell me my time is way to limited

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I dont have many freinds or people i know to answer

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I wish there were healthier options and variety.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse compared to others.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms could have been built better

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Many things go on during the school year.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Non-Greek students view Greek students differently

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It is hit or miss regarding the professors on the campus. Some are great at what they do, and there teaching style relates to majority of students. Others are not that easy to learn from and don't even teach sometime.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Internships are something that are not just handed out right now. If you have an interest you really need to have a good connection or search hard to find an opening.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It can be pretty scary walking around the campus at night if you are not with a group of people. Most of the time it's safe but there are some weird people that walk around some time.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Other then the football team, the other varsity sports don't get very much attendance. The baseball team found more success then in the past and brought more people out to watch.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The only time we see the Greek life is during rush week.

College Senior

Nightlife: I do not attend parties nor do I associate with people who do so I can not rate this.


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Hilton Collins
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Most students appreciate Sac State because it's pleasant, but they often wish it had more school spirit. The ones who are satisfied with it usually haven't been to other four-year universities, so they don't have anything major to compare it to from first-hand experience. Those who wish for more excitement usually mention wilder Bay Area campuses. A majority of people that attend Sac State just want a degree so they can get out. They know not to expect the typical college experience that makes for legendary times and awesome memories. Too many of them commute. If Sac State were more of an on-campus school, there would be more student satisfaction socially. If you decide to study here and want campus community, seek clubs or other social organizations as soon as possible. If you're laid-back and don't mind coming to a school where everyone just comes to get a grade and a job, make yourself at home.

Many students would be blown away if they knew how hard their education could be, but a lot of them are fine with Sac State's current academic level. Most assignments are easy, and it's surprising what students worry about. There's a writing test, the Writing Proficiency Exam, that all students must take before advancing to higher-level classes, and it has a fearsome reputation because many of them make a big deal about it. But in reality, it's nothing more than an in-class essay where you offer your opinion on a certain topic—that's all. Although most Sac State students don't think their education is lacking, when they voice concerns, it's obvious that something's missing. If they were used to consistently working harder, that test would be a breeze.

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