California State University Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

California State University Sacramento, founded in 1947, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 282-acre campus is located on the eastern edge of Sacramento, along the American River.

Website: www.csus.edu/

Public
Co-ed
28,064
Undergraduate
Students
(55.7%) 15,625 Women
(44.3%) 12,439 Men
2,606
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 24,137 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.42
SAT Math
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,472
Out-of-state: $37,352
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,934
Out-of-state: $18,814
Room and Board
$14,396
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$10,662
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,052
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
690
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 13% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Sacramento Population
475,516
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
7% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hornet
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.5% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
31.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
26.7% White
6.4% Unknown
International Students
3.0%
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
6000 J Street
City, State, Zip
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone
(916) 278-7766
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
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
December 1

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
68% of 24,137 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 14,067 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 10,070 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,340 (33%) of 16,351 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,986 (31%) of 9,731 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,354 (36%) of 6,620 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
1,905
Students Accepting Wait List Position
857
Students Admitted From Wait List
206

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.42
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
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
33%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
16%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
34%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
17%
Score of 18 - 23
52%
Score of 12 - 17
28%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,472
Out-of-state: $37,352
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,934
Out-of-state: $18,814
Room and Board
$14,396
Books and Supplies
$1,854
Other Expenses
$2,288
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@csus.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 11
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001150
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,405 (92.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,897 (85.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,795 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
213 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$10,662
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,675 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,142
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,083 (38.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,308
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 412 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
5 (.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $992

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
19,743 (85.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
17,735 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
17,000 (95.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,216 (7.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$10,572
Need-Based Gift
Received by 16,037 (94.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,712
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,811 (45.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,333
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,325 (7.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
37 (.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,675

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,052
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
690
Part-Time Faculty
958
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
38%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 13% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy Administration, International Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Gender Studies
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Physical Therapy
  • Public History

Location and Setting


Sacramento Population
475,516
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
300 acres

Weather

Temperature
37.7 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
58 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Sacramento
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Sacramento

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
7% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
93%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hornet
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x   x x
Gymnastics x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x  
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
bowling, lacrosse, racquetball, skiing (downhill)
Men's Club Sports
bowling, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, skiing (downhill), volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, crew, football, golf, ice hockey, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
28,064
Women
15,625 (55.7%)
Men
12,439 (44.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
22,829
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.5% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
31.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
26.7% White
6.4% Unknown
International Students.
3.0%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
2,606

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
8.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
33.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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