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Study at California State University Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento, popularly called Sac State, is a public university with an Enrolment of over 25, 000 students. It was established in 1947, and offers over 60 undergraduate and 40 graduate degrees. These courses are taught in 8 colleges:
  • Arts and Letters
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computer Science
  • Health and Human Services
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Continuing Education
Sac State's official colors are gold and green, and the mascot is the Hornet. Soccer, tennis, basketball, football, volleyball and golf are prominent among the university's athletic teams. Sac State alumni include top notch film personalities like Tom Hanks and Creed Bratton, Grammy award-winning musician Bobby McFerrin, and several other eminent authors, business tycoons, academicians and sports stars.

Profile of California State University SacramentoSacramento State can be found in Sacramento, California (a large city). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Sacramento State.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in media.

Sacramento State Selectivity

Sacramento State does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 410 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 430 to 550, but ranged both higher and lower.

A tenure system is one way Sacramento State works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 28, 829 students were enrolled in Sacramento State.

Student Life
The school offers students meal plans. Sacramento State student athletes compete in Big Sky Conference competitions.

Sacramento State Tuition and AffordabilityBargain hunters might want to look at the school, which charges less than many schools of its type.

Sacramento State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 244liberal arts and sciences, English, sociology, political science, history, economics, social services, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management1, 158business management
Education and Teaching422early childhood education, education, school Counselling, trade and industrial teaching
Media415communication studies, journalism
Security and Law Enforcement413criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling380psychology, communication disorders, physical therapy
Engineering291electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering
Family and Social Work290social work, family and consumer science, public administration
Science211biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy171health and physical education, parks and recreation studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine160registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering131computer science, computer engineering, software engineering
Design112graphic design, interior design
Art Studies63art studies
Medical Support and Technology55health service and sciences
Photography and Commercial Art46photography
Engineering Technician41engineering technology, construction engineering tech
Conservation and Resource Management33environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy33philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts31drama
Music23music, music performance
Contact: Sacramento StateCalifornia State University Sacramento

6000 J St

Sacramento, California 95819-2694

General Phone: (916) 278-6011


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