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California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento

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California State University, Sacramento, founded in 1947 as Sacramento State College, is a public comprehensive university in the city of Sacramento, the capital city of the U.S. state of California. It is the eleventh oldest school in the 23 campus California State University system. The university enrolls approximately 29,000 students annually, has an alumni base of 215,000 and awards 7,000 degrees annually. The university offers 151 different Bachelor's degrees, 69 Master's degrees, 28 types of teaching credentials, and 2 Doctoral degrees. The university also has extensions in Singapore, offering a unique IMBA .The campus is consistently one of the top three destinations among all universities in the state for California Community College students, welcoming over 4,000 new transfers each academic year.The campus sits on 300 acres, covered with over 3,500 trees and over 1,200 resting in the University Arboretum . The university is the site of two National Register of Historic Places, the Julia Morgan House and the terminus of the Pony Express. The Arbor Day Foundation officially declared the university "Tree Campus USA" in 2012. The university has been distinguished as a U.S. President's National & Community Service Honor Roll member in 2013.
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  • Took a ride down memory lane and was thrilled to see the old and the new. Very nice gardens near J street.  more »
  • Not sure why CSUS is on TA's list, it's not really a tourist destination. CSUS is an average state university and worth a visit if you or a relative is thinking of attending. Otheerwise, no special at...  more »
  • California State University, Sacramento is one university that will always remain in my memory. Before it became a university, it was just a college called Sacramento State College. My husband and I m...  more »
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  • Beautiful campus on the river. Close to Light Rail and buses, and getting to the American River Bike Trail couldn't be easier. There are three gated bike parking compounds that have an attendant present during the school day. At night you can have a security officer drive you to your car if you'd rather not walk there alone. Wifi is available across campus.
  • Spent the last 5 years here! It's a beautiful campus! Many choices for undergrads and the best part is that I didn't have to to move since it's here in Sacramento!
  • I have been a student here for five years and this place is expensive and doesn't offer slot for your money. Tuition is high and it is expensive just to take one lame class-it is like $1,000 for one class(I don't know the exact amount). The teachers aren't that interesting and helpful. The employees there aren't that friendly and aren't that thrilled to be there. Books are expensive. Not a lot of clubs and fraternities. The clubs and organizations aren't that exciting and fun. Not a lot of free services offered to students. The well isn't that awesome and you have to pay a lot of money to take yoga classes and stuff at the well. Not a lot of free, cool events there. The place is sad and depressing and I suffer from anxiety and sadness because of the school as I have bad experiences during my years there that I won't ever forget. I am not a professional, so please don't hate me. This is my personal opinion that I am expressing to the world. If I ever necessary rich and famous then I will mock and disrespect this school if the cameras are ever on me. I am not a professional, this is my personal opinion.
  • I love this campus, and I believe there are plenty of free programs and or programs that can help students. One thing I'm not understanding is how people claim the school is expensive? I thought it was one of the cheapest on my list to attend. The professors beleive in their students here, and I hope to get my undergrad degree in another year or so.
  • Cool campus to visit. Has a very woodsy vibe to it in the fact that there are tons of trees! Greek life is pretty much the main social scene. Without that it's hard to get to know a lot of people.