- Old friends are best. John Selden
Graduate from the California State University, Sacramento
California State University--Sacramento is a public institution that was founded in 1947. It has a City setting, and the campus size is 300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. California State University--Sacramento's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities West, 82. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,648 (2015-16); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,808 (2015-16).
Students at California State University—Sacramento can choose from about 60 undergraduate degrees and about 40 master’s programs, including business and health. The university, better known as Sacramento State or Sac State, offers many opportunities for students to have fun outside of the classroom. They can check out the school’s many events, such as concerts, comedy acts, and movie nights, which are usually free. Students can also join the roughly 20 green and gold Sacramento State Hornets varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference. Sac State students can support the university and the athletic teams off the field by joining the Green Army spirit group that cheers on the Hornets.
Sacramento State also offers more than 300 student clubs and organizations to join, including more than 20 fraternities and sororities. For a break from studies and extracurricular activities, students play pool, browse the art gallery, and grab a bite to eat at the Riverfront Center and University Union building. Notable Sacramento State alumni include actor Tom Hanks, who won Academy Awards for his roles in the movies Forrest Gump and Philadelphia.