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Sacramento State - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Sacramento State

Sacramento State

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Sacramento State Description:

Sacramento State is one of the larger universities in the California State University system, and the school takes pride in its multicultural student body. Sac State's 300-acre campus provides students with easy access to trails along the American River Parkway as well as Folsom Lake and Old Sacramento recreation areas. The university has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from 60 undergraduate degree programs. High achieving students should look into the Sac State Honors Program. In athletics, the Sacramento State Hornets compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference.

Explore the Campus

Sac State Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,539 (25,624 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 81% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,620 (in-state); $18,278 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,754 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,724
  • Other Expenses: $3,648
  • Total Cost: $23,746 (in-state); $35,404 (out-of-state)

Sacramento State Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 75%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 62%
    • Loans: 39%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,491
    • Loans: $5,192

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 5%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 10%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

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Sacramento State Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at http://www.csus.edu/webpages/mission.stm

"California State University, Sacramento is an integral part of the community, committed to access, excellence and diversity.

California State University, Sacramento is dedicated to the life-altering potential of learning that balances a liberal arts education with depth of knowledge in a discipline. We are committed to providing an excellent education to all eligible applicants who aspire to expand their knowledge and prepare themselves for meaningful lives, careers, and service to their community.

Reflecting the metropolitan character of the area, California State University, Sacramento is a richly diverse community. As such, the University is committed to fostering in all its members a sense of inclusiveness, respect for human differences, and concern for others. In doing so, we strive to create a pluralistic community in which members participate collaboratively in all aspects of university life.

California State University, Sacramento is committed to teaching and learning as its primary responsibility. In both the academic and student support programs, success is measured in terms of student learning. In addition, the University recognizes the vital connections between pedagogy and learning, research activities and classroom instruction, and co-curricular involvement and civic responsibility. All students, regardless of their entering levels of preparation, are expected to complete their degree programs with the analytical skills necessary to understand the social, economic, political, cultural, and ecological complexities of an increasingly interconnected world."

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