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Rank: 150

California State University-Sacramento

Sacramento, CAwww.csus.edu
California State University, Sacramento, also known as 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 roughly 60 undergraduate majors within seven academic colleges. The most popular majors at Sac State are business, communications, and criminal justice and safety studies. The college is home to the nation's second-largest criminal justice program. The university has a fairly high admissions rate, accepting about three-fourths of applicants. Once enrolled, a little over 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 21 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 2018-2019
$26,400
% of students who get any grants
71%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$9,800
Average price for low-income students
$5,700
admissions
Acceptance rate
72%
Median SAT/ACT Score
940/20
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
30,445
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
95%
% of need met
60%
% of students who get merit* grants
0%
Average merit grant
$1,497
student success
Graduation rate
49%
Average time to a degree
5.1 years
Average student debt
$15,800
Average salary within 3 years
$50,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
32%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* 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, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* 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, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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