Campus Strictness

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

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

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The campus is pretty strict when it comes to parking. I've gotten a couple of parking tickets. There's a small faculty lot that you can park in that is close to the AIRC, but only during after hours. One time I thought students could park after 4:00 pm but it was actually 4:30 pm. I was there for less than 20 minutes and received a citation. You are better off parking in the 30 minute time limit next to the bookstore.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness at my school is good. The strictness does keep students on the right track.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I haven't had any problems personally so I can't say too much on the matter.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: students are pretty good with abiding rules depending what influences them the most

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 95th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1185th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1231st
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hilton Collins
Major
English
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Sac State doesn't have too many behavior problems, so campus rules aren't that prevalent. If students saw police busting people every other day, then it would feel strict, but they don't. In fact, it's pretty easy to be lulled into a false sense of security because most students are never really reprimanded for anything. Perhaps teachers need to periodically remind students that this is a college and not a high school when it comes to class conduct, but other than that, nothing.

The school tries to curb alcohol consumption. Staff members pass out fliers and other literature about alcohol use and its effects, and in the same vein, there are presentations on the Library Quad periodically. Alcohol is the substance that gets the most lip service, but the alcohol presence at Sac State is below the national average, and if you don't want to let it be a dominant, excessive part of your life, chances are you won't have much trouble doing so. There are minor issues with parking and with some campus departments. Students complain about wrongfully-issued parking tickets more than they do about any other University Police-related incidents. Employees in the financial services office irritate students by getting attitudes when asked about financial issues, but most Sac State employees are cool if you take a nonconfrontational approach from the beginning.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating or plagiarizing
  • Parking illegally
  • Taking drugs
  • Underage drinking
  • Violating noise regulations
Visitation Policies
"Guests" are defined as individuals who have been personally invited by a resident host and that remain in a hall for an indeterminate time at the host's discretion. Guests can stay no more than a total of 12 nights in any given semester.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 141 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 154 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 1% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 47% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 52% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.

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