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Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are okay to be living in. Mostly everyone is very nice and easy to talk to thats the good thing, the workers are extremely nice and strict with their rules. amenities are good, the housing process is well organized not too difficult to understand

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I beleive that living on campus would be a great experience to live the college life, however, I will be attending college this fall but I am not staying in the dorms. I am a resident in Sacramento area already, living with my parents, so I did not stay in the dorms. The conditions of the dorm at sac state however, it quite lovely because my friends are staying in the dorms. Therefore, the campus housing is okay but I don't really know myself to be honest.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms at my current institution create a welcoming environment for first year students. The resident advisors have extensive training and are always extremely helpful. The only downside of these dorms is that they are fairly old and are not in very good condition. Despite their excellent proximity to the school the building quality is just awful and is not a constructive living arrangement for students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: what I liked most about living on campus was that is was convenient.The dorms are right across from the campus so I could literally walk to class. I really liked living in the American river court yard because it was more like a apartment suite the only thing that sucked was that they didn't have a stove or oven. another thing i did not like was the Dinning commons did not serve good food. I would rate my over all experience with my two years at living in the dorms a two.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus gives you a huge benefit when it comes to the easiness to getting to and from class. It also creates an awesome energy for first years and transfers new to the area.

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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
1,691
Average Housing Costs
$6,358
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
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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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  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
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  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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