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California State University Sacramento Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Sacramento, CA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies    
History 2  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some March 1
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
6000 J Street
City, State, Zip
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone
 
Fax
 
E-mail
outreach@csus.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
 
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
 
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 27,576 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 16,180 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 11,396 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
7,983 (35%) of 22,685 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,582 (34%) of 13,627 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,401 (38%) of 9,058 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
3,994
Students Accepting Wait List Position
3,964
Students Admitted From Wait List
3,947

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.39
3.75 and Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1.8%
Score of 600 - 700
13.1%
Score of 500 - 600
47.9%
Score of 400 - 500
31.7%
Score of 300 - 400
5.4%
Score of 200 - 300
.1%
SAT EBRW
520 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
.8%
Score of 600 - 700
16.1%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
35.1%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19 average
16-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1.4%
Score of 24 - 29
16.2%
Score of 18 - 23
47%
Score of 12 - 17
35.2%
Score of 6 - 11
.2%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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