Overview

Applicants
19,702
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.26

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
410 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 540

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 22

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — November 30


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
28:1
Total Faculty
1,303
with Terminal Degree
729

677
Women
626
Men
311
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
10%
Graduate in 5 years
31%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Auctioneering
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Real Estate

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing, Other
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General
  • Public/Applied History and Archival Administration

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Social Work

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Dance, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Management and Merchandising
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, Other
  • Photography
  • Piano and Organ
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Tom Hanks
Actor, director, producer, Academy Award winner

Bobby McFerrin
Performer, composer, Grammy Award winner

Janice Rogers Brown
California Supreme Court Justice

Wayne Thiebaud
Artist

Dale Carlsen
Sleep Train Mattress Centers Founder

Giselle Fernandez
Journalists, Skinny Hippo Productions

Lester Holt
Anchor,

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
10%
Graduate in 5 years
31%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 27

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,504

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,608

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,476

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$2,219

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,472
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$0
Required Fees
$1,130
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,754

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,098
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
25,541
Foreign Countries Represented
122

Demographics

21.00%
Asian
6.14%
African-American
19.40%
Hispanic
38.97%
Caucasian
6.81%
Unknown
1.21%
International

57% female
43% male
1% are out of state
81% are full time
19% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
3%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
34%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Services to Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
See program website: www.csus.edu/sswd for information on learning disability eligiblity guidelines.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
See program website: www.csus.edu/sswd for information on documentation information and forms.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
222
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
20
Number of Religious Organizations
13

7% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Hornets)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hornets)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of California, Davis
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

99/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
17%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
16

Average Number of PC's per Lab
50

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Emiliano Diaz
University Outreach, Director

Address
University Outreach Services
6000 J Street - Lassen Hall 3000
Sacramento, CA 95819-6056

Phone
(916) 278-7362

Email
diaze@csus.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Union
River Front Center
Guy West Bridge
Mariposa Hall
Hornet Stadium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Sacramento
State Capital
Roseville Galleria
Cal Expo
Downtown Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
(916) 278-7362

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Sacramento International Airport is about 20 minutes away from the college. Regional Transit buses run throughout the city and drop off students at the school's transit center. The Sac State Hornet Shuttle is free to students and offers a variety of routes to the surrounding areas. There are also taxis and light rail available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From East 50, exit at Power Inn Road/Howe Avenue. Take a left at College Town Drive. From West 50, exit at Howe Avenue. Continue straight ahead to College Town Drive. From Westbound Business 80, exit at J Street. Make a left turn at stop. CSUS is located at 6000 J Street (about 4 miles).

Local Accommodations
CSU, Sacramento recommends the following hotels: Best Western-Cal Expo, 1413 Howe Ave. (916-922-9833); Candlewood Suites Hotel, 555 Howe Avenue (916-646-1212); Executive Inn, 2030 Arden Way (916-929-5600); Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, 1209 L Street (916-443-1234); Motel 6, 7850 College Town Drive (916-383-8110); Radisson Hotel Sacramento, Hwy 160 at Canterbury Road (916-922-2020); Red Lion's Sacramento Inn, 1401 Arden Way (916-922-8041); Residence Inn-Cal Expo, 1530 Howe Avenue (916-920-9111).


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