There's something liberating about having your own apartment, even when it's frustrating. Sacramento has a lot of them to choose from, but they all have negative factors in common: bills and ever-increasing rent. Living on your own comes with new freedoms and a truckload of hassles. The average rent in Sacramento increases slowly but steadily, and college-student paychecks don't rise to keep up with it, so in most cases, expect to have a roommate or two. And then, on top of rent, you have to worry about food, utilities, and gas. California has some of the most expensive gas in the country.
Several people recommend, sometimes jokingly, to stay with your parents as long as you can if you happen to come from nearby. Most younger Sac State students went to high school in or around the Sacramento area, so this is a popular option. It doesn't really do too much for you, though, if you're ready to leave your teenage life (and your parents) behind for a more adult lifestyle. Just remember: Beggars can't be choosers. When times are tough and you're strapped for cash, pride might have to be the first thing to go. You may find yourself living like a little kid all over again under Mom and Dad's roof. If this isn't an option for you, get a good part-time job and learn to be wise with your paychecks—you're going to need them.