Sacramento State Admission Chances

Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for California State University Sacramento
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Sacramento State? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 15,376 out of 22,863 applicants or 67% were admitted making Sacramento State a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for California State University Sacramento
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for California State University Sacramento
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1130
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to California State University Sacramento?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 815. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1025 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

California State University Sacramento admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >78%
1025 to 1130 Avg + 67%-78%
920 to 1025 Avg - 54%-67%
815 to 920 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 815 Low <41%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for California State University Sacramento
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for California State University Sacramento
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Sacramento State?

Admission data indicates that Sacramento State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to California State University Sacramento.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

California State University Sacramento admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >78%
20 to 23 Avg + 67%-78%
17 to 20 Avg - 54%-67%
14 to 17 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 14 Low <41%

Estimated GPA Requirements

California State University Sacramento has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

California State University Sacramento admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,049 9,814 22,863
Accepted 9,052 6,324 15,376
Acceptance Rate 69% 64% 67%
Enrolled 2,152 1,629 3,781
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 26% 25%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California State University Sacramento and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California State University Sacramento Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California State University Sacramento
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110617 IPEDS survey data for California State University Sacramento.

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