California State University-Sacramento Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
(34 Reviews)
  • Sacramento (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,190
96% of 34 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 34 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
SadInSacramento - 8/28/2020
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2020
"I would not recommend CSUS to anyone, especially not the Computer Science program. Here's why: - CSUS isn't a particularly renowned school (like not at all actually) nor are the networking opportunities good. If you can get into a better school, do it. The school name matters a lot more than you think it does. - The CS+Engineering career fairs are very low-effort and very crowded. It's impossible to stand out. The school does not care if you get a job or not. - CSUS does not have enough staff to meet the demand of Calc I & II (among many other courses) so you're going to have to wait until you're a second-semester soph or junior to take these fundamental classes which might delay your graduation. - The school does nothing to help you land a job in CS. If you go to the CS career center you can speak to Neysa, the head of the whole thing. I went there in an attempt to get help landing a Software Engineering job. She literally didn't even know what Software Engineering was. The head of the CS+Engineering Career Center didn't know what the main CS job was. She then asked me if I knew what LinkedIn was. She should not have a job. I believe she is representative of the quality of the program over all."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Daneicia Williams - 12/18/2019
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015
"Overall the program was applicable and stringent enough to groom and prepare future clinical social workers. The teachers were open with office hours to discuss any issues you might be having, they also made the time to talk with you about your own personal issues and to help challenge you to work through them. Through those challenges the social workers are able to find other tools to help work with their clients in the future. Classes were difficult to enroll into because the program was highly impacted yet the department was not allowed to become impacted So we had other students from other disciplines who have priority over the social workers when it came to solidifying classes which made it very stressful and did not allow proper time for you to graduate. The social work program at sac State for undergrad is technically a five-year program if you do not get the classes you need. although the professors do need a summer break it would be nice if they offered some summer classes so that students can get ahead when they don't have the chance to get into their fall and spring classes. Amount of work that is given to students is decent. The classes allow you to have opportunities to create scenarios and act them out which will help improve skill sets and add additional resources and tools. Professors continue to be active in the community and will help students with resources and provide an area in which they can talk about their issues during their field placement. Lastly, the interconnectedness between the teachers and students is well groomed and appropriate. There is a strong sense of belonging on campus."
2.1 out of 5 stars
ArG - 11/21/2019
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2021
"I attended 2 community colleges before transferring to Sac State. My first semester at the university... not great. Im pretty sure the staff has no idea whats going on. The person who runs the advising center for NSM (Gabrielle i think is her name) put on my advising report I still needed to take Statistics 1... I had already taken and passed that course so that made me uneasy, but maybe it was just a mistake and she had overlooked a couple things on my transcript. Then when I tried to add biology to my schedule I was not able to, because it was only open to first year students. This made no sense to me. You would think someone further along in their college units would be priority when choosing courses. Every semester you are required to attend an advising appointment. During my first appointment I asked the advisor if i could take courses like biology at another school so I didn't fall further behind. The advisor told me no, because I had reached my transfer credit limit. The following semester, I asked a 3rd advisor if I there was anything I could do to still graduate in two years. She was very helpful and gave me a list of courses I could take at other schools to help make up for the semester I was not able to take bio... AND told me it would satisfy requirements to graduate. I was happy but extremely irritated that I was not given correct info from the beginning. It's obvious that the people advising students are not on the same page and who knows what kind of wrong info they've been giving students. The professors I have taken so far have been great, with the exception of two. (One woman teaches a drug and alcohol class that is both extremely boring and incorrect. Some of the information she gave was very wrong and very outdated). No one at this school will care if you got the wrong info or if you are behind a semester because of their wrong info. So anticipate spending an extra $4500-9000 on tuition. OH! and if you're submitting any kind of documentation, applications, etc. make sure you mail, email, and make/save copies of everything because they will lose whatever you're submitting. It's a pretty decent biology program, but not worth the headache or money if you plan on majoring in something besides science or technology. If you're unsure about what to major in, don't waste your time on an advising appointment. They'll only direct you to an online quiz."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sharon Dayal - 10/22/2019
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2017
"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as an undergraduate for the Family and Consumer Science program. There were many hands on classes which included cooking, sewing, and going to school for field work. I appreciate this experience because it gave me an insight on how this profession can be used outside of the classroom. I learned so much and had a wonderful time at Sac State that I am now pursuing my Master's here now as well for Counseling!"
3.6 out of 5 stars
ROBERT LUCAS - 9/26/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 1989
"The instructors have relevant experience in their respective areas of instruction and this ensures that the assignments and examinations are purposeful and representative of real world issues. The coursework is challenging, but fair. There are numerous resources available to assist in learning, including the student union, reserve book room and clubs, among other usual university services/social contacts. You will find, with appropriate counseling and direction from academic staff, that the learning experience isn't as daunting as it might seem. I highly recommend attending orientation because you will learn a great deal about the university as a whole, including all the bureaucracies common in everyday experience (such as registering for classes based on seniority or finding convenient parking spots). What you'll gain most in the orientation is that students should first concentrate on general education before declaring a major. This ensures that the student samples enough classes to reach an informed decision about major course of study - saving time and money. Don't forget to ask about catalog rights and ability receive transfer credits (as there are rigid rules about this. It is a lengthy topic, but hopefully this is a good reminder to ask."
3.6 out of 5 stars
ROBERT LUCAS - 9/26/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 1989
"The instructors have relevant experience in their respective areas of instruction and this ensures that the assignments and examinations are purposeful and representative of real world issues. The coursework is challenging, but fair. There are numerous resources available to assist in learning, including the student union, reserve book room and clubs, among other usual university services/social contacts. You will find, with appropriate counseling and direction from academic staff, that the learning experience isn't as daunting as it might seem. I highly recommend attending orientation because you will learn a great deal about the university as a whole, including all the bureaucracies common in everyday experience (such as registering for classes based on seniority or finding convenient parking spots). What you'll gain most in the orientation is that students should first concentrate on general education before declaring a major. This ensures that the student samples enough classes to reach an informed decision about major course of study - saving time and money. Don't forget to ask about catalog rights and ability receive transfer credits (as there are rigid rules about this. It is a lengthy topic, but hopefully this is a good reminder to ask."
1.7 out of 5 stars
D - 9/12/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"I am an Asian-American and a teacher said "f*cking ch*nk" when a female Asian custodian worker walked into the class for trash. Also had a few run-ins with hostile sorority girls and a frat guy saying "if you have hate in your heart let it out". There is also little to do in the area."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Alahna Haupt - 8/14/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I loved my undergrad experience. I wouldnt have been able to get through without fasfa, but I am so grateful for the education Ive received. The campus was amazing and all of my professors were always so helpful. I loved that I could learn so much about my major, especially the different schools of psychology."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Brianda Plasencia - 8/1/2019
Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Sacramento State is an institution that has focus on making sure students succeed and obtain a degree in four years The speech pathology program is one of the best in the state of California taught by professors who are known nation wide for their contributions to the speech world. Classes are impacted and you have to apply for some majors."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Veronica Perry - 4/28/2019
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016
"Sacramento State isn't well-known for its' communication program. However, I appreciated my undergraduate experience for the passionate professors, rigorous curriculum and career preparation. Sacramento State boasts a beautiful campus with bright flowers and vibrant greenery. Plenty of food options and great study spaces. Professors care deeply about the success of their students and there are many scholarship, professional development and leadership opportunities available on campus. Find your passion and get involved!"
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