California State University, Sacramento (CSUS)

Sacramento, CA

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California State University, Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento Student Essentials

California State University, Sacramento Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Hornets
Nickname: Cal State Sacramento
Website: www.csus.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,620
Out-of-State Tuition: $18,278
Retention Rate: 82%
Enrollment: 30,534
Year Established: 1947

About CSUS

With a commitment to academic innovation and excellence, California State University, Sacramento, is among the most comprehensive of the California State schools. Its urban campus houses nearly 30,000 students, about 23,000 of whom are undergraduates.

Sacramento State’s academics are divided amongst several colleges:

  • Arts & Letters
  • Business Administration
  • Continuing Education
  • Education
  • Engineering & Computer Science
  • Health & Human Services
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  • Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

There are more than 80 academic departments, providing an endless range of subjects to explore. If you’ve already completed your bachelor’s degree and are interested in further study, the university also offers more than 40 degree programs for continuing education.

Any high school graduate who has completed the comprehensive college prep coursework qualifies for regular undergraduate admissions at Sacramento State. Graduate admissions vary by department; contact the Office of Graduate Study for more information.

Sacramento State offers financial aid based on both need and merit. The priority deadline for the FAFSA is March 2. Scholarship application procedures depend on the program, but the general application deadline for institutional scholarships is March 15.

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CSUS Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 8 Reviews

50% of students gave California State University, Sacramento 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

I love the campus! It is absolutely beautiful. I was overwhelmed by how huge it was, especially since I came from a community college. I feel more comfortable there now and it is beginning to feel like home!


Alumnus - Grad Year 1982

Overall Rating

The school has made dramatic improvements over the past ten years to attract a diverse population and provide better physical facilities.


CSUS Map & Location

California State University, Sacramento
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819


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Getting Around CSUS

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

5/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Sacramento, CA

Winter
Dec
54
40
Jan
54
41
Feb
61
44
Spring
Mar
67
47
Apr
73
49
May
81
54
Summer
Jun
88
58
Jul
93
61
Aug
92
61
Fall
Sep
88
58
Oct
78
53
Nov
64
46

CSUS Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 26,912
Freshman Class 4,980
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 30,534

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 22%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 37%
  • Asian: 20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 14%
Latino 22%
African American 7%
Caucasian 37%
Asian 20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 14%

Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%
Full-Time 56%
Part-Time 44%
Women 61%
Men 39%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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