California State University - Sacramento

2,987 reviews
  1. Sacramento, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
California State University - Sacramento is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
Website

California State University - Sacramento Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
830-1050
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$7,446/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,691/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,057/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,040/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,787/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,972/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.142 responses
28%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.136 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.136 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,352Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Subjective, some are hardworking others aren't
    60%
  • Smart and hard working
    23%
  • Earger to learn and ready to listen
    14%
  • You reap what you sow
    2%
  • The people who take out loans work harder.
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.202 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.246 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Convenient
    27%
  • Educational
    25%
  • Commuter school
    23%
  • Beautiful Campus
    13%
  • No parking
    8%
  • Awesome
    5%

After California State University - Sacramento

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.85 responses

Reviews

2,987 reviews
  • Excellent
    357
  • Very Good
    1185
  • Average
    1235
  • Poor
    151
  • Terrible
    49
When I first walked onto the campus I was taken back be all of the GREEN! They are not joking when saying they are the "Home of the Trees". Everything looks bright and healthy and it makes you feel youthful breathing in that fresh air. I recently visited form freshman orientation and the students are very friendly and welcoming. They not only relieved my stress about getting my classes but they also made me feel like I belonged there.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
Sac state is a very welcoming campus. 90% of my experience with the teachers was very positive. I was recruited into an MA program by an extremely passionate and wonderful teacher! I wouldn't be getting my masters if we're not for her.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Awesome campus and beautiful surroundings. The overall environment is friendly and there are many awesome teachers.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 2 months ago