Tuition & Fees

$6,934

$18,814

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
47%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
4%
30-36
5%
24-29
15%
18-23
43%
12-17
33%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
39%
12-17
35%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
52%
12-17
28%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
25

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,351
Declined + 7,786
Total Received 24,137
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Public

28,064

undergraduate students

2,606

graduate students

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School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 30,670
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Sacramento, CA

300-acre, suburban campus in Sacramento (population: 495,234). 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
7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
36%
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

 
16 fraternities 4% of male students
 
23 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
16%
500-599
47%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
4%
30-36
5%
24-29
15%
18-23
43%
12-17
33%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
39%
12-17
35%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
52%
12-17
28%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 1 (priority deadline)
November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,351
Declined + 7,786
Total Received 24,137

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

State residency

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Ed Mills
Vice President for Student Affairs
P: 916 278-7766
F: 916 278-5603
admissions@csus.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $64,016,954
State $51,531,948
Institutional $38,999,497
Other external $162,813
Total $154,711,212

Non-need-based

Federal $6,330
State $21,888
Institutional $1,729,658
Other external $2,579,350
Total $4,337,226

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 (Football I-AA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Western Athletic Conference (Football I-A), Pacific Coast Softball Conference
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
Educational 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

92%

28,064
students

Female
56%
15,625

Male
44%
12,439

Graduate

8%

2,606
students

Female
64%
1,672

Male
36%
934

undergraduateFull-time

81%

22,829
students

Female
57%
12,912

Male
43%
9,917

undergraduatePart-time

19%

5,235
students

Female
52%
2,713

Male
48%
2,522

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
26%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

34%

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

Spring: August 31

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
  • Other
  • 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 transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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