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California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, California

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Overview

Student Population
31,902
California State University Sacramento overview
Location Sacramento, California
Online csus.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
California State University Sacramento overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Sacramento, California, California State University Sacramento is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 27,576 prospective students applied, and 22,685 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,175 enrolled in the school.  25,467 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,435 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,626. Sacramento State is ranked 817 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

Sacramento State is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for California State University Sacramento within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
California State University Sacramento overview
SAT 940/1140
ACT 16/22
GPA 3.25
Applications Accepted
82.3% 
California State University Sacramento overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for California State University Sacramento
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,970
Other Fees$1,626
Room and Board $15,224
Budget for Other Expenses$2,568
Total One Year Cost$27,130
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for California State University Sacramento
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,970
Other Fees$1,626
Room and Board $15,224
Budget for Other Expenses$2,568
Total One Year Cost$39,010

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
42% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by California State University Sacramento students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Social Sciences 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%
Communication 7%
Health Professions 7%

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

Current students may use the California State University Sacramento GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.