Campus Housing

Location
Sacramento, CA
Undergrads
20,625
Tuition (in-state)
$16,632 ($5,472)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is easy as long as you get your application turned in early. I live in Jenkins which is one of the older buildings. Many of my friends that have come to visit me didn't seem to like the building or the rooms, but personally I feel that it's enough space and a nice community.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My RA got kicked out for half a semester, so the people in my hall didn't follow the rules much. Sometimes the bathrooms are gross (top ramen in the sinks, hair in the showers) and i feel claustrophobic in my dorm room from time to time. But, its the college experience and I'm happy I lived there for a year.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: some of the dorms are pretty old and i did not like the fact that we would have to share restrooms with so many other students.

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College Junior

Campus Housing: No participation in campus housing.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Very convenient to live on campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 706th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 762nd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1248th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1313rd
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hilton Collins
Major
English
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Only students who are incredibly easy to please like the dorms. Sac State dorms are, like one of the surveyed students said, "some of the worst dorms in the Cal State system." They're small, old, and the facilities are run-down. Sharing a bathroom with your whole floor is simply not fun for most people, especially when some of them do more than just pee. It's not much better when it comes to other hygiene issues, either. If one person gets sick, that's it for the whole dorm because everyone's so close to each other. For a school with so many undergrads, it's surprising that there are only five three-story dorms to accommodate them. But then again, Sac State was designed to be a commuter school, so not as much attention is paid to dorm quality.

The major saving grace for students is the social atmosphere. Meeting people and making new friends is worth the experience, or almost worth it, at least. Small rooms that are close together are breeding grounds for noise pollution, though. If you like quiet time to study and you live on campus, be prepared to make frequent use of the library.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,594
Average Housing Costs
$6,398
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
6%
Freshmen Living On Campus
29%
Number of Dormitories
5
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Desmond Hall
  • Sierra Hall
  • Sutter Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
American River Courtyard
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Draper Hall
  • Jenkins Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Draper Hall
  • Jenkins Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Desk and chair
  • Ethernet or broadband Internet connections
  • Free campus calls and voice mail
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Residence halls are located near lighted tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool. All residence halls are smoke-free living areas.
Available for Rent
Minifridges

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Desmond Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, recreation room with pool and pingpong tables, social lounge, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; residents may check out athletic equipment, games, and vacuum cleaners from the front desk during certain hours.
Draper Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, recreation room with pool and pingpong tables, social lounge, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; residents may check out athletic equipment, games, and vacuum cleaners from the front desk during certain hours.
Jenkins Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, recreation room with pool and pingpong tables, social lounge, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; residents may check out athletic equipment, games, and vacuum cleaners from the front desk during certain hours.
Sierra Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, recreation room with pool and pingpong tables, social lounge, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; residents may check out athletic equipment, games, and vacuum cleaners from the front desk during certain hours.
Sutter Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, recreation room with pool and pingpong tables, social lounge, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; residents may check out athletic equipment, games, and vacuum cleaners from the front desk during certain hours.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

American River Courtyard
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 100–249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, apartments
Special Features: Units include carpeting, full kitchen, furnished living areas, Internet and Wi-Fi, satellite TV; complex features courtyard, environmentally sensitive construction standards, handicap-accessible units, on-site convenience store, smoke-free environment, social and educational programs

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