California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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SAT Subject Tests
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AP Course Credit
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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Fall Regular DecisionNovember 30May 1
Spring Regular DecisionAugust 31
Winter Term Deadline
June 30
Test Optional
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Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
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Average ACT Composite: 19
Average SAT Composite: 1035
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 50%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 916-278-7766
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

Future students, you guys don't have to worry about stressing so much, there is a lot of time for you to do your work when you are on campus. As long as you give yourself at least 2 hour breaks between your classes, you can get through school without doing homework at home. Just remember to go to the library whenever you want to get some homework done. The library is a great place to settle down and get your work done, especially when you are by yourself with no one to bother you. :P Also don't worry too much about not having anybody you know around because everybody on campus is very nice and you can make friends easily. I was sharing a bench with this girl I've never seen before and before she got up to leave, she told me to have a nice day, and i sat there thinking wow people here are really nice, like i didn't even say a word to her when i sat down, well besides can i sit here :P
Judy from Sacramento, CA
Definetly pay attention to the signs around campus. Also constantly be checking the website as well as your SacCT and your log in account. Just remember : Be on top of everything. It will get you through everything smoother. :) Don't be afraid to ask for information at the information desk or from current students. Also don't give up asking questions or trying to get what you're after. Sometimes administration will keep you waiting. Don't give up and don't procastinate., and have enthusiasm. That's key in all that you do.
Kristina from Sacramento, CA
California State University-Sacramento is known for it's prestigious educational value and ability to bring out natural-born leaders in every student. From educational studies to extracurricular activities to clubs of every ethnicity and interest, Sac State has a little bit of something for everyone in attendance to create a welcoming and comfortable place to be when away from home.
Stacey from Sacramento, CA
Prospective students - apply for the Honors Program! Sac State has a ton of great opportunities, and the Honors Program is definately one of them. You get priority registration, one of the BEST things about it. But most importantly, you get to bond with your fellow Cohort (those who have been excepted as well and will graduate the same year as you). You will have several classes with your Cohort, so you can build strong relationships and make new friends. You also have an automatic study group for all your classes! I definately recommend.
Megan from Lathrop, CA
Dorms are the way to go your first year.
Jesus from Orosi, CA
For any students wishing to attend, I just recommend that you fill out your Fafsa (even if you don't think you'll be getting anything), apply to scholarships, and get things done before school starts so you wont have to be rushing and struggling to get it done later. If there is something you don't know how to do, there are always people on campus willing to help and qualified to do so. When you start school, DON'T FORGET TO PRINT OUT YOUR SCHEDULE BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY OF CLASS!!! A lot of students try to memorize them, and some can, but it is much more convenient to print it out. There are maps on campus, so if you don't know where to go,you can use them for reference, or perhaps just ask for help. My last piece of advice is, have fun with it, don't stress too much over it, the first week or two are usually quite easy, but also, don't forget that it is school, and you need to take it seriously. I know plenty of people who think they can party every day and still make it to school the next day as if the previous night never happened, but they end up missing classes and exams.
Sergio from French Camp, CA
Easy process to apply. Apply even if you don't think you will get in , its better to have a NO rather then knowing that you never tried.
Ravinder from Rodeo, CA
For nursing, this program has a very competitive application process. It's best to take your prerequisites at a community college and be sure to get a 4.0!
Kari from Dixon, CA
If you're looking to gain knowledge, broaden your perspective, and have a good time doing it, Sacramento State is the school for you! It's a campus where you can't help but smile because it's so beautiful and everyone around just seems so happy. Education is what we come for but in actuality, we gain so much more and it's an experience I know every college student deserves.
Kayla from Sacramento, CA
Research what you're into, find a good place to live that is preferably nearby so that you can easily be as involved on campus as possible.
Mira from Stockton, CA