California State University – Sacramento

6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819-2694

About California State University – Sacramento

California State University – Sacramento is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in a single field other than education. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate24,820
Student Age% Under 2566%
 % 25 and Over34%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time77%
 % Part-time23%
Race/Ethnicity% White41.7%
 % Black6.6%
 % Asian18.7%
 % Latino16.5%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown13.3%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted80%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled23%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT25%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800530 / 800
 SAT Math430 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite17 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 Graduate Application Fee$55
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,195
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,355
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid65%
 % Undergraduates with Loans28%
 % Undergraduates with Grants55%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,734
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,332
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,970
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,512
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,944
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,964

Neighborhood Data for the Sacramento Area

Median Age33.3
Median Household Income$50,781
Total Population463,537
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.5% 51.5%
 Age 0-951.6%48.4%
 Age 10-1749.8%50.2%
 Age 18-2449.9%50.1%
 Age 25-2947.8%52.2%
 Age 30-3950.3%49.7%
Race/Ethnicity% White49.3%
 % Black13.9%
 % Asian19.1%
 % Latino26.0%
 % Native American1.1%
 % Pacific Islander1.4%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.9%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,332
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,970
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$870
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50022.6%12.8%4.1%
 $500 to $74948.9%29.8%0.0%
 $750 to $99916.5%38.2%34.0%
 Over $100012.1%19.2%52.0%
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