Sacramento State: Student Life

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:12,177 men, 15,464 women, 27,641 total
Full-time undergraduates:9,535 men, 12,567 women, 22,102 total
Part-time undergraduates:2,642 men, 2,897 women, 5,539 total
Total graduate students:944 men, 1,699 women, 2,643 total
Full-time graduate students:485 men, 1,138 women, 1,623 total
Part-time graduate students:459 men, 561 women, 1,020 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:23
U.S. region where majority of students come from:West
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state:1%
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
  • 0.4% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 21.8% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 7.0% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 37.4% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.7% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 20.7% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 5.6% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Nonresident Alien 
  • 3.5% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 0.4% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 20.8% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 5.7% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 28.7% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.8% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 29.0% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 6.3% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 2.5% Nonresident Alien 
  • 5.8% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Campus Environment

Campus size:300 acres
City or town school is located in:Sacramento, CA
Population of city/town:479,686
Online campus map:

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms
  • single-student apartments
  • special housing for disabled students
  • other housing including Suite-style and theme housing.
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:27%
Percent of students who live in school housing:6%
Percent of students who live off campus:94%
Student conduct policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:yes

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:no
Every student is required to take a computer course:no
Computer equipment is provided in:residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s)
Total number of microcomputers available to students:800
Other computer facilities/services:Wireless network.
Internet access provided to all students:yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:yes
School has a library on campus:yes
Additional library facilities/collections: Archives. Special collections.
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus: Galleries, museums, observatory.

Assistance Services

Remedial learning services: reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, women's center, day care, health insurance
Counseling services: veteran student, older student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological
Career placement services: co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
Services for students with disabilities: note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special transportation, adaptive equipment, braille services
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:95%

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:19
Number of fraternities that have chapter houses:3
Percent of men who join fraternities:8%
Number of social sororities on campus:19
Number of sororities that have chapter houses:1
Percent of women who join sororities:12%
Student activities: student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station
School newspaper(s):State Hornet, published weekly
Number of honor societies:10
Total number of registered organizations:230


School has an athletic program:yes
Athletic director:Terry Wanless,
Athletic Director
School colors:green and gold
School mascot:Hornets
Athletic conference memberships:Big Sky Conference (Football I-AA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Pacific Coast Softball Conference, Western Athletic Conference (Football I-A)
Sports offered​Scholarships?Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballyes
Men's basketballyes
Men's crewno
Men's cross-countryyes
Men's footballyes
Men's golfyes
Men's gymnasticsno
Men's socceryes
Men's tennisyes
Men's track and field (indoor)yes
Men's track and field (outdoor)yes
Men's volleyballno
Women's basketballyes
Women's cross-countryyes
Women's golfyes
Women's gymnasticsyes
Women's socceryes
Women's softballyes
Women's tennisyes
Women's track and field (indoor)yes
Women's track and field (outdoor)yes
Women's volleyballyes
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports:15%
Athletic facilities: gymnasium, recreation field, stadium, track
Intramural/Recreational sports: basketball, flag football, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, volleyball
Club sports for men: ice hockey, rugby, rowing, volleyball, weight lifting
Club sports for women: rugby, volleyball, weight lifting

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:yes
Nearest international airport:Sacramento, CA (11 miles)
Nearest other airport:San Francisco (100 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:Sacramento, CA (5 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:Sacramento, CA (4 miles)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:yes
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:no

After Graduation

List of firms that most frequently hire graduates:California Franchise Tax Board, Deloitte & Touche, Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical, Enterprise Corp., Ernst & Young, Ferguson Corp., Hewlett Packard, Intel, KPMG, Pacific Gas & Electric, Perry Smith & Co. CPAs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sherwin Williams, USAA Insurance.