28,064
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,572
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
67
67%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

California State University, Sacramento is a Comprehensive institution located in Sacramento, CA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 6000 J Street, Lassen Hall
Sacramento, CA  95819-6048
United States
Contact Brian Henley
Director of Admissions and Outreach
Email: admissions@csus.edu
Phone: 916-278-7766
Fax: 916-278-5603

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Economics Related Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
American Sign Language (ASL) Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24,137
Applied
16,351
Accepted
28,064
Enrolled
68%
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Female Admissions

14,067
Females Applied
9,731
Females Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

10,070
Males Applied
6,620
Males Accepted
66%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.42
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th March 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported December 1st
Transfer November 30th March 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 470 570
SAT Math 470 570
ACT Composite 17 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,742
In-state
17,622
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,192
Full-time student fees
14,396
Room & board
9,774
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

10,572
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,662
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,136
Avg. Loan Aid
1,675
Avg. Grant Aid
8,712
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
60%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

28,064
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 30.96%
Black or African American 5.89%
White or Caucasian 25.92%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 20.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.68%
Two or more races 6.31%
Other 6.16%

Gender

Male (44.32%)
Female (55.68%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 7%

Student Activities

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Marching band Checkmark
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Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark
More services
Multicultural Center

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
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Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Crew Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball No Checkmark No
Rugby No No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,648
Total Faculty
25:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 690
Part-time - 958
Male - 826
Female - 822