California State University - Sacramento Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
Honestly, Sac State blew my expectations away. The history faculty is really wonderful, and our department is one of the few working diligently to create a more inclusive, culturally diverse platform for understanding history. While I was not a graduate student (only completed my undergrad here) the graduate program seems absolutely amazing. You will get your money's worth out of your education if you are willing to put in the work. Dr. Cohen, Dr. Rose, Dr. Reed, and so many more are top-notch instructors. Also, very little impaction for this major! I transferred into Sac State in 2014, and will be graduating this semester, finishing my BA in exactly two years!
CSU Sacramento is a well rounded university offering diverse opportunities both academically and in extracurricular opportunities.
I really enjoyed being able to create my own schedule. I am not a morning person, so I usually didn't start class until 10:00 am, some semesters I started at noon. It was great. I also enjoyed meeting people that were different from who I normally would meet in high school. For example, there are older people in class with you, ROTC kids, etc. - lots of people with different backgrounds, jobs, and experiences that were interesting to hear about.
College is a great social experience and not just about education.
Sacramento State is a great college, but the old adage "you get out of it what you put in" really applies here. The school is definitely willing to help students, but you have to show initiative and create your own experiences. But that is what I enjoyed about this school: you are free to shape your own experience. I had a great experience because I took advantage of many academic and social opportunities available. I found most of the professors to be extremely friendly and personable. The only negative I could list is the often ineffectual administration which caused me many headaches. That is a common issue at many colleges, however.
I think they could of challenged me a little more. Did not learn much to do well in interviews, had to hit the books during the summer to do well in interviews.
The teachers at Sac State are amazing. During the time that i attended there I never had one bad teacher. They were all genuine and really there to help students. On the other hand the administration is terrible and their policy are terrible. They really need to re-evalaute their policies and practices and stop using the excuse of "we don't have enough money".
This university was a pleasant experience. I found that having good independent study skills and being able to work in a group setting were typically the way the instructors approached teaching. The professors would expect you to read a lot on your own and write either an individual essay or a group project to present to the class. This school offered scholarship opportunities and affordable prices.
As a Biology student, I found the hands on, intensive laboratory experience immensely useful. The instructors were amazing, helpful and truly care about their students. I would strongly recommend that anyone in California pursuing a career in the Bio Sciences consider Sac State before a UC!