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Be You. Be Here. Be Sac State!

Sacramento State is where you reach your full potential, discover your identity, and explore your interests through an innovative and diverse learning experience. Be guided and inspired by dedicated faculty and staff, who will provide you with a quality education, career development, professional leadership, and a personalized experience to prepare you for success in your chosen field and beyond. With 60 majors, more than 150 academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and a vibrant campus community, you will feel empowered to explore your interests and find your true passion. Reach your dreams at Sac State, home of the Hornets!

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Experience Sacramento State

In this video, you will learn about Sac State through a series of scenes that illustrate the vibrant world-class community that celebrates diversity and intellectual curiosity and is committed to your growth and academic success. With a sequence of Sac State’s beautiful campus and the student community, the video will make you feel part of the Hornet family. Be you, be here, be Sac State, Stingers Up!

Why Sac State?

1. Sacramento Best City to Call Home in 2023 According to Forbes

Forbes named Sacramento as one of the best cities to call home in 2023. Forbes analyzed cities in California by pulling recent data on key lifestyle factors such as the area's median home price, personal income per capita, and unemployment.

Student in front of Sacramento capitol building.

2. Top Performers Among Western Universities for Graduates with Minimal Debt

Ranked #8, U.S. News acknowledged that students graduated with the lightest debt loads from Sacramento State. Our university offers scholarships, grants, student campus jobs, and other student financial resources –all to ensure our graduates can pursue their passions without an overwhelming amount of debt.

Two students smiling with Stingers Up hand gestures

3. Ranked #4 in Most Diverse in Western US

U.S. News recognized Sacramento State as one of the highest-ranking universities in the West for its racial and ethnically diverse campus community. Students are most likely to create connections and lasting memories with others from various racial, cultural, and identity backgrounds.

Three students with graduation gowns smiling to the camera.

4. Ranked #20 in Best Public Universities

Through user feedback, literature reviews, and data trends, U.S. News acknowledged Sacramento State as one of the best public universities in the West. Based on graduation and retention rates, financial aid resources, and other factors, Sacramento State is known for having a wide range of areas of study. From liberal arts related courses to large research opportunities, students are equipped with tools for success.

Photo of student with president Nelson at commencement.

5. Award-Winning Healthy Campus

Sacramento State is an Award-Winning Healthy Campus, with a state-of-the-art facility at The WELL that offers integrated counseling, medical, and wellness services. Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness Services’ (SHCWS) medical providers and mental health clinicians are licensed and trained to provide inclusive, top-quality, holistic care. Wellness staff support students with basic needs and offer educational workshops, events, and resources to promote health and wellness campus wide.

Photo of a building at Sac State called The Well

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Admissions & Outreach
The Welcome Center
Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-1000