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California State University, Sacramento

Campus Profile

California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State), is located in high-tech Northern California, in California’s capital city, and has a campus enrollment of over 30,000 students. The campus is close to friendly neighborhoods, shops, parks, and public transportation. International students have access to the most sophisticated smart-classrooms, computer labs, software and interactive media facilities in California. Business Administration, Social Sciences, Communication/Journalism, English, Humanities, and Sciences are popular courses of study for exchange students. International students can live on or off-campus, become involved in campus life through more than 250 student clubs and organizations, or get practical work experience through a variety of internship programs. At Sacramento State, international students enjoy a uniquely American university experience.

CSU SacramentoLocated ninety miles east of San Francisco, Sacramento is livable and affordable. The Mediterranean climate is sunny in the summer and mild in the winter. The intellectual community is vibrant and the student body is diverse. The university is safe, people are friendly and classes are small. Quality teaching and cutting-edge research are top priorities for our internationally-known faculty members. Everyone at Sacramento State is committed to teaching, learning, dedicated to excellence and takes pride in a high graduation rate with students moving on to successful professional careers and meaningful lives.

Sacramento State offers many opportunities to enrich the lives of their students both on and around the campus.

Below are samples of what this campus offers:         To learn more about Sacramento State, click on the links below.
- Campus Life (Student Union)                                  - Video: Sacramento State Overview
- Clubs and Organizations                                         - Video: Sacramento State Virtual Tour
- Community Involvement
- Outdoor Adventures
- Sports and Recreation (with lap pool)

Getting around. Sacramento State students may ride all local (Sacramento Regional Transit) buses including the light by rail for a nominal fee through their registration fees.

Information for Exchange Students

​Campus Information
  • Academic calendar dates: Click on this link to view the most recent calendar under "Quick Links" or visit the campus website.
  • Campus-based fees charged to student: Approximately $75 per semester is charged. Fees for some courses, depending on the course, may be charged (e.g. lab fees). The majority of lecture courses will not require additional fees. Fee amounts and fees charged are subject to change.
  • Campus health insurance charged to student:  Estimated cost is $775 per semester. Cost is subject to change.
  • Housing: Click on this link to view campus housing information.
  • Transportation: Click on this link to view information about transportation. 
Admission Criteria
  • Minimum English proficiency score requirements: Click on this link to view.
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) to apply: 2.70 (based on 4.0 scale) or equivalent.

Impacted (Closed) and Restricted (Limited) Subject Areas

Impacted (Closed) Subject Areas which are not available to exchange students: Construction Management (CM); Education (EDU); Graphic Design (GPHD); Health Science (HLSC); Interior Design (INTD); Nursing (NURS); Photography (PHOT).

Restricted (Limited) Subject Areas where limited places are available and are highly competitive: Biological Sciences (BIO); Criminal Justice (CRJ); Kinesiology (KINS); Psychology (PSYC).

Impacted and restricted subject areas are subject to change at any time.