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Sacramento State Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

71.9%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Sacramento
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Sacramento State? The school has a 72% acceptance rate. Last year, 17,224 out of 23,942 applicants were admitted making Sacramento State a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. California State University Sacramento typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
910-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for California State University Sacramento
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for California State University Sacramento
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Sacramento?

California State University Sacramento typically requires applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University Sacramento admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >81%
1020 to 1130 Avg + 72%-81%
910 to 1020 Avg - 60%-72%
800 to 910 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 800 Low <47%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
32%
ACT Scores for California State University Sacramento
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for California State University Sacramento
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Sacramento State?

Admission data indicates that Sacramento State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Sacramento.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University Sacramento admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >83%
19 to 22 Avg + 72%-83%
17 to 19 Avg - 63%-72%
15 to 17 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 15 Low <52%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.25
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into California State University Sacramento. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California State University Sacramento was 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Sacramento State accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California State University Sacramento students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

California State University Sacramento admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,794 10,148 23,942
Accepted 10,269 6,955 17,224
Acceptance Rate 74% 69% 72%
Enrolled 2,148 1,612 3,760
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2017
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University Sacramento and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California State University Sacramento Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California State University Sacramento
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110617 IPEDS survey data for California State University Sacramento.