Location
Sacramento, CA
Undergrads
20,625
Tuition (in-state)
$16,632 ($5,472)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2372 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

4 College Junior

Academics: I really like my program here. It's easy getting classes.

3 College Junior

Academics: Not too much variety but it's not bad. It's easier getting classes compared to other majors.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The campus dining hall is great!

2 College Junior

Greek Life: It's really bad compared to other major schools.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The college of engineering is really diverse.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: The night life is okay compared to other big cities

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I have very little experience renting off campus housing.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Sacramento can have a great atmosphere, it just depends on when and where you go.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: It is very good. They make it very easy to be safe and protected.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There is definitely diversity at sacramento state.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: It is not too bad but it could use a lot of improvement.

4 College Senior

Academics: It seems to be pretty good. I don't know if I'm a very qualified person to judge...

4 College Senior

Academics: There is a good variety however some programs are a lot better than others.

4 College Senior

Facilities: It is a commuter school so not many people live on campus. I have not heard many great things about living on campus.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Again, this is pretty half and half. Half of the buildings are older and about half are newer and fairly fancy. I believe it has been confirmed to have the most species of trees on campus which is a nice touch.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The new health facility is pretty great but besides that it is fairly lacking.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of little places to go and you can always find something new.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Scholarships seem to be the same every where. You can receive them if you put the work in and look hard.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It is pretty well split down the middle between the professional students and the unprofessional students. You can tell by the way they dress and conduct themselves and it is pretty even at 50-50.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Nothing too fancy as far as dining. There is a burger King, round table pizza, Vietnamese shop, and couple other places that I can't recall.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial aid experience is okay. Just turn in any forms needed. Processing doesn't take too long.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus police is usually around if you need them. I've always felt safe studying in the AIRC at all times.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I am a local and haven't really planned on moving. Will possibly move with a job opportunity.

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Hilton Collins
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English
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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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