California State University-Sacramento


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


Sacramento State offers a vibrant academic culture with a multicultural student body of 28,000. We graduate about 6,000 students each year. Despite our size, quality teaching in small classes remains a top priority. Students enjoy personalized attention from their professors with a student-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Sacramento State remains one of the nation's best higher education values, with student fees among the lowest in the nation. About half of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 29011
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 783

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 37:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

6000 J St
Sacramento California 95819


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Main Phone: 916-278-6011

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Admissions Contact:
Joshua Collins
Admissions Counselor , Outreach, Admissions & Records

Transfer Services Contact:
Raymond Grant
Admission's Counselor , Outreach, Admissions & Records
916.278.7798 [ ]

International Admissions Contact:
International Admission, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Terry Wanless
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics , Intercollegiate Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum GPA requirement for California residents is 2.0, and 2.4 for non-residents.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade requirement for transfer credit is D, except for: English Comp, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Math (above the algebra level) which all must have a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum credits accepted from a 2-year are 70 semester (90 quarter) hours. There is no max from a 4-year. You must complete 30 semester hours at Cal State Sacramento to earn a bachelors degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required if you are applying with less than 60 transferrable credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Cal State Sacramento does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation; however, you may be required to submit a statement of good standing from your previous institution.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
An application fee of $55.00 in U.S. funds, payable to California State University, is required for each application filed. The fee is non-refundable.

Other Requirements:
Applicants must have completed certain math and English courses depending on level of transfer - lower or upper division transfer applicant.

Fall Deadline:
October 01 - November 30

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Standardized Testing

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 10262

Transfers Accepted: 8874

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 86%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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General Financial Aid Information:
Financial aid education is offered through individual counseling, campus marketing activities and group presentations. We also undertake research and resolution of individual student issues.

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