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Can I get into Sacramento State? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 15,656 out of 21,550 applicants or 73% were admitted making Sacramento State a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. California State University Sacramento typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||25%||24%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Sacramento and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Sacramento State regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimim 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 appliants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Sacramento.
Reporting indicates 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 92 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.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>79%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||67%-79%|
|17 to 19||Avg -||57%-67%|
|15 to 17||Reach||46%-57%|
|Less than 15||Low||<46%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1130 and Above||Good||>78%|
|1020 to 1130||Avg +||67%-78%|
|910 to 1020||Avg -||54%-67%|
|800 to 910||Reach||41%-54%|
|Less than 800||Low||<41%|
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 73% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2016.
What are the requirements for admission to California State University Sacramento and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.