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California State University, Sacramento: The Dynamic Heart of California

From a pioneer Gold Rush town to today’s bustling capital, Sacramento has never shied a­way from its role as the hub of the Golden State. It’s a city with a wild and wooly past and a global future. It’s where students come to live, work, and learn in one of the nation’s most diverse, innovative, and fast-growing regions.

When they’re not studying? Sac State students may be wandering through the oldest public art museum in the West, watching a basketball game or concert at the state-of-the-art Golden 1 Center, relaxing along the American River, or enjoying locally grown food at one of the many dining spots that have earned Sacramento its reputation as America’s farm-to-fork capital.

Sacramento State: Come Redefine the Possible

We are California’s capital university, providing world-class, affordable education in the political, cultural, and economic heart of the Golden State. We are a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement, dedicated to the belief that there are no limits to our students’ potential for excellence and success. We are powering the capital region though groundbreaking partnerships and more than 230,000 proud Hornet alumni. We are a vibrant and diverse community, united by our shared intellectual curiosity, commitment to improving the world around us, and passion for redefining the possible.

Why Sacramento State?

Students choose Sacramento State because they want something special in a college experience. They come to receive an excellent education from top faculty at our seven colleges offering 58 undergraduate majors – all in a vibrant urban oasis just a few miles from California’s Capitol. They come to the state’s political, economic, and cultural center to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. They come to our 3,500-tree urban forest along the American River to find and develop their passions, and to live those passions beyond the classroom.

At Sacramento State, students see the world around them with fresh eyes, and discover the tools and opportunities to scale heights and reach goals they never imagined.

Dynamic. Innovative. Made at Sac State

Sacramento State graduates – more than 230,000 strong – are redefining the possible in every field imaginable. They are California’s educators, nurses, construction managers, scientists and engineers, business and government leaders, and so much more. They are role models and leaders. They are a major force in the region’s economy and culture: More than half of the University’s graduates stay and work in the area, and one in 20 Sacramento residents are alums.

Dual Accreditation

WASC Accreditation
WASC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid. By achieving accreditation from WSCUC, California State University ensures its recognition in the United States.

AACSB Accreditation
California State University, Sacramento is AACSB Accredited, the hallmark of an internationally recognized Graduate Qualification, which makes Cal State one of the Top 5% of Business Schools Worldwide

Real-World Education

Sacramento State prepares its graduates for the world of work, thanks to educational programs that emphasize practical applications in their fields. Here are some highlights that illustrate how our students gain knowledge both inside and outside the classroom with hands-on experience that makes them career-ready. Stay tuned – there will be more accomplishments to come!

Real-World Winners

Our students compete successfully on local, regional, state, national, and even international levels. From research and biotechnology competitions to worldwide events like the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2015, in which Sac State was one of just 20 universities selected to compete, our dynamic students apply their education to excel at every level and meet every challenge.

Real-World Success Stories

Our students compete successfully on local, regional, state, national, and even international levels. From research and biotechnology competitions to worldwide events like the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2015, in which Sac State was one of just 20 universities selected to compete, our dynamic students apply their education to excel at every level and meet every challenge.

The “Made at Sac State” campaign celebrates Sacramento State graduates who have gone on to make a name for themselves and, in their own way, change the world. Meet a few of them here.

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