Sacramento State University is the most sustainable campus in the California State University system – student treadmills power the batteries that run the University! It’s also the fifth safest campus in all of the Cal State AND UC systems.
Located just 7 miles from the California State Capitol building, Sacramento State has the largest criminal justice program west of the Mississippi River, and a nationally ranked debate program. Students take advantage of the fact that Sacramento State is also just a few hours from Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Napa, in addition to the local professional sports teams. Sacramento State’s own athletic teams compete at the Division 1 level; football, soccer, track and field and cheer are the top sports here. All sporting events are free for students!
There are over 300 campus organizations and students are generally fairly involved. There is a small Greek system, but it’s not a dominant factor on campus.
The top five majors at Sacramento State are business, nursing, criminal justice, psychology, and biology. Some of Sacramento State’s unique majors include:
- ASL and deaf studies
- Political science journalism
- Recreation, parks and tourism administration
Sacramento State does have an honors program; there’s no separate housing but classes, which average about 27 students for non-honors courses, are even a bit smaller than that. There are 23,000 undergraduates on this woodsy-feeling campus, and about 9,000 graduate students.
Most of the Magellan College Counseling team visited Sacramento State in February, 2019! We had a great tour, and you can scroll through our photos below.