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Campus & Student Life at California State University - Sacramento

Home to about 29,296 undergraduates in 2020, Sac State is a very large, public university located in Sacramento, California. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Sac State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Sac State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Sac State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Sac State Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Sac State Disability Services.

Sac State for the Military

While not a "service academy", Sac State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Sac State Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Sac State for Veterans Guide.

Sac State offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Sac State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Sacramento

Sac State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at California State University - Sacramento

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at California State University - Sacramento

Sac State has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 29,296 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 24,068 (82.2%). Part-time attendance was 5,228 (17.8%).


California State University - Sacramento is Ranked #655 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Sac State receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Sac State #655 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at California State University - Sacramento

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Sac State by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Sac State Diversity Guide.

California State University - Sacramento Competes in the NCAA

Sac State has a total of 558 student athletes, 241 men and 317 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$18,812,471
Total Expenses (all teams)$18,393,232

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to California State University - Sacramento Athletics

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