Founded as Sacramento State College in 1947 with 235 students, Sacramento State is now more than 31,000 strong and the sixth-largest of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system.
Located six miles from the State Capitol and a vibrant urban core, the University and the region it serves are intertwined. From research that results in impactful legislation, to entrepreneurial ideas that blossom into robust local businesses, Sacramento State provides immersive learning experiences that benefit students, the region, and beyond.
Rich with a diversity of people and cultures, the Sacramento region is home to the hardworking, innovative and passionate. Sacramento State is no different.
4th Most Diverse Campus in the Western U.S. Sacramento State is where dedicated faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds come together to make an impact on the world.
Our campus is filled with activities both in and out of the classroom. International students receive academic advising, immigration advising, and career development services from different offices across campus.
For campus life, students can participate in over 300 student clubs and organizations; volunteer in the community; enjoy student dance, art, and music productions; play sports, or simply cheer on their favorite teams; work out and more.
Plus, the newly remodeled University Union provides spacious study and collaboration spaces, a variety of eateries, and a game room with billiard tables, video gaming stations, table tennis, and foosball.
Sacramento State aims to prepare career-ready graduates. The Career Center assists students with all aspects of conducting a job search, including interviewing techniques, job search strategies, resume and cover letter writing, salary negotiation, professional dress, negotiating offers, and creating a targeted job search plan.
For the Sacramento-area economy, job growth is evident in industries like technology, construction, and health care. As California's state capital, Sacramento is also home to government jobs. Leisure and hospitality is another industry in Sacramento's economy.