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California State University - Sacramento is a public institution situated in Sacramento, California. Sacramento is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$29,661 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
94% Acceptance Rate

Where Is California State University - Sacramento?


Contact details for Sac State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6000 J St, Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
Phone: 916-278-6011

How Do I Get Into Sac State?

You can apply to Sac State online at:

Admission Requirements for Sac State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Sac State?

94% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 94%, Sac State is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 95%.

Can I Afford California State University - Sacramento?

$29,661 Net Price
18% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Sac State is $29,661. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Sac State, approximately 18% of students took out student loans averaging $4,818 a year. That adds up to $19,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Sac State is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

California State University - Sacramento Undergraduate Student Diversity

23,473 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,451 undergraduate students at Sac State, with 23,473 being full-time and 5,978 being part-time.


There are also 3,047 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 23,473 full-time undergraduates at Sac State, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of California State University - Sacramento students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,619
Black or African American 1,484
Hispanic or Latino 8,763
White 5,363
International Students 911
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,333

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at California State University - Sacramento. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 78 countries are represented at Sac State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at California State University - Sacramento

13,693 Took All Classes Online
30,569 Took At Least One Class Online
1,099.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 30,569 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Sac State has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Sac State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at California State University - Sacramento was 1,099.4%. This is the #74 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Sac State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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