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Rank: 150

California State University-Sacramento

Sacramento, CAwww.csus.edu
California State University, Sacramento, also known as Sacramento "Sac" State, is located on a beautiful 300-acre campus nestled just outside of California's capital. The Arbor Day Foundation named it "Tree Campus USA" in 2012 due to the 3,500 trees that cover the campus. Sac State offers 58 undergraduate majors within eight academic colleges. The most popular majors at Sac State are business, communications, and criminal justice and safety studies. The college's criminal justice program is one of the largest in the nation, and often receives more applications than it can accept, making it a competitive major. The university has a fairly high admissions rate, accepting about 68% of applicants. Once enrolled, about a third of students get federal loans. The graduation rate is on par with the national average. Sports aren't huge at Sac State, but the university offers 19 intercollegiate sports teams. Although it is a comparatively "young" campus -- it was founded in 1947 -- Sac State is rumored to have a haunted theater hall where a friendly spirit regularly disrupts play openings.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$26,900
% of students who get any grants
72%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$10,500
Average price for low-income students
$6,330
admissions
Acceptance rate
68%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1040/20
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
28,410
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
90%
% of need met
60%
% of students who get merit* grants
N/A
Average merit grant
$1,675
student success
Graduation rate
48%
Average time to a degree
5.1 years
Average student debt
$15,250
Average salary within 3 years
$53,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
32%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Nov 30

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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