CSUS

California State University-Sacramento

6000 J St, Sacramento, United States
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  • Total Documents
    326
  • Class Notes
    192
  • Textbook Notes
    74
  • Study Guides
    57
  • Currently Enrolled
    138
  • Previously Enrolled
    309

Overview of California State University-Sacramento (CSUS)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:28,064
    • Men:12,439 (44.3%)
    • Women:15,625 (55.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (CSUS)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to California State University Sacramento is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
6000 J Street
City, State, Zip
Sacramento, CA  95819
Phone
(916) 278-7766
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.42
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
470-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
470-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
34%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (CSUS)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,934|Out-of-state: $18,814
  • Room & Board: - $14,396 (77.65670514618621%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,854 (10.001078865033984%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,288 (12.342215988779804%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


California State University Sacramento accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 11
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001233
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,052
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (CSUS)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


California State University Sacramento provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


8.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


33.0%

Programs & Majors (CSUS)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

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


Business/marketing, Education, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Music, 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 (55)


  • 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

Campus Life (CSUS)

Location & Geography

Population


475,516

Nearest Metropolitan Area


300 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Sacramento
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 of College Housing


7% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


93%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
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


California State University Sacramento offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


22,829

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
28,064
Women
15,625
Men
12,439

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

Number of Graduate Students


2,606

Student Resources (CSUS)