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Sacramento State Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

67.8%
Admission Difficulty for California State University Sacramento
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Sacramento State? The school has a 68% acceptance rate. Last year, 16,352 out of 24,132 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1020-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
91%
SAT Scores for California State University Sacramento
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for California State University Sacramento
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Estimated Average SAT 1120
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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 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 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
1210 and Above Good >78%
1115 to 1210 Avg + 68%-78%
1020 to 1115 Avg - 56%-68%
925 to 1020 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 925 Low <42%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
28%
ACT Scores for California State University Sacramento
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for California State University Sacramento
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Estimated Average ACT 20
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 23 and above have very competitive chances. 28 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
23 and Above Good >78%
20 to 23 Avg + 68%-78%
17 to 20 Avg - 56%-68%
14 to 17 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 14 Low <42%

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 68% 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

High School Class Rank

100% of California State University Sacramento freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted California State University Sacramento students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 0%
Top 25% of class 0%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

California State University Sacramento admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,063 10,069 24,132
Accepted 9,731 6,621 16,352
Acceptance Rate 69% 66% 68%
Enrolled 2,020 1,570 3,590
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 22%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2018.

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.