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Tuition

$8,356

$19,516

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,696
Declined + 6,107
Total Received 20,803
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  28

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Liberal Studies
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School Facts

California State University, Sacramento, founded in 1947, is a public, coeducational college located in Sacramento, CA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 28,811
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4671
ACT 0382

Social Networks

Public

26,012

undergraduate students

2,799

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
29%
400-499
48%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
43%
12-17
35%
6-11
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
40%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
54%
12-17
27%
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Sacramento, CA

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Sacramento, CA

300-acre suburban campus in Sacramento (population: 475,516). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to local student apartment complexes. Public transportation serves campus.

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
5%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
30%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
19 fraternities 7% of male students
 
19 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
0%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
29%
400-499
48%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
43%
12-17
35%
6-11
5%
30-36
2%
24-29
29%
18-23
40%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
54%
12-17
27%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 1 (priority deadline)
November 30
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,696
Declined + 6,107
Total Received 20,803

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Admissions Contact

Emiliano Diaz
Director of Admissions and Records
P: 800 722-4748
F: 916 278-5603
outreach@csus.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $57,091,596
State $35,789,736
Institutional $43,258,199
Other external $117,058
Total $136,256,589

Non-need-based

Federal $167,244
State $35,327
Institutional $641,867
Other external $3,584,879
Total $4,429,317

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Sky Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (Division I), Pacific Coast Softball Conference (Division I), Western Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Hornets
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Art Studio
Asian Studies
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies
Communications Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Dance
Economics
Education
Education Leadership
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Engineering/Computers
Engineering/Mechanical/General Motors
English
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Family/Consumer Science
French
Geography
Geology
Gerontology
Government
Government/Journalism
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
History
Humanities
Interior Design
International Affairs
Journalism
Kinesiology
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Marine Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Sciences
Physical Therapy
Physics
Psychology
Public History
Public Policy/Administration
Recreation Administration
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Major
Specialized Studies
Speech Pathology/Audiology
TESOL
Theatre
Vocational Education
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Undergraduate

90%

26,012
students

Female
56%
14,696

Male
44%
11,316

Graduate

10%

2,799
students

Female
66%
1,843

Male
34%
956

undergraduateFull-time

80%

21,034
students

Female
58%
12,063

Male
42%
8,971

undergraduatePart-time

20%

4,978
students

Female
53%
2,633

Male
47%
2,345

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

89%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors