California State University-Sacramento Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.93 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 78 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 6 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 30,284 (27,723 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 39% part-time, 61% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,138 in-state; $17,066 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The school is a good size school, not too big. The faculty in Kinesiology Dept. are excellent. I enjoyed my time there. I received my under-graduate degree at Sac State, also. I enjoyed my time there.
2.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I find CSU- Sacramento a good 4 year school to transfer to as a junior. Parking is ample, though consider parking on J street or near Guy west bridge to if you cannot afford parking permits. You can purchase parking permits for a semester, week or 3 week period. Semester parking permits are returnable for a partial refund depending on the date in relation to the completion of the semester. Utilize the services available that are part of the registration fees, which include: The Well gymnasium, The terminal lounge in the Union, Library Grad lockers, and department resources.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2011

The best education for the best value. And regarding my department, I could not have asked for better mentors.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

California State University - Sacramento is known for it's lower cost in college tuition and commuter school; however, the school continues to expand and bring their students and future students the best of programs, starting with a state of the art gym, programs for first generation students, and vast variety of courses. With this in mind, California State University-Sacramento provides a vast options for majors and continues to strive to help students succeed in areas of degrees. As a result, students have the support to obtain additional assistance with housing, aid, and programs that will assistance the student. Although California State University-Sacramento is known to be a commuter school it does not have an extreme sense of a college town experience because a lot of the students are commuting from different areas in Northern California, which, makes the college culture to be on the go mentality. As a result, Sacramento State believes in the self-awareness with allowing students to lounge outside with the vast areas of greenery to set up a hammock or simply lay in the grass to decompress for all the external stressors that may occur in college, but if your the type that needs more of the indoor setting in the student lounge there is an area for students to take naps or enjoy monthly entertainment. Lastly, California State University - Sacramento is extremely competitive for it's course work and graduate program, which, makes it a great place to challenge yourself and enjoy the many things that Sacramento can offer.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Great instructors and internship sites. The program really wants people to succeed and campus is incredibly beautiful. The cost of tuition is affordable in comparison to other social work programs. The work load is not too intense or overwhelming.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2019

CSUS is not a big or a highly funded school. But there is something special about it. In the chemistry department the longer you spend the more at home you will feel. The research conducted is top notch with emphasis on student learning rather then advancing the professors career, something lost at bigger schools.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

I in my third and final year of the doctoral of physical therapy program at California state university of Sacramento. The faculty is knowledgeable, approachable, and helpful. They will spend time with students one-on-one to help improve their understanding of the subject. The program has pro bono clinics for patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. The program has a simulation lab that we share with nursing students to simulate patients in the acute setting. The program has the following amenities: multiple high-low tables and plinths to practice manual skills and treat patients, a body weight support system that allow patients with gait impairments to walk over ground, and a biomechanics lab with motion capture and force plates to asses gait and movement patterns.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018

CSU Sacramento's School Nurse graduate program is tailored specifically for the working school nurse. The courses are very applicable to the career and the topics covered address the daily needs in the profession. The scheduling of the classes is intended to compliment the work schedule of the students rather than hinder it. Having the course in the hybrid format allows the student the ability to continue to work full-time while also being able to attend classes and complete school work. CSU Sacramento's program is unique in that the first year of the program allows the student to fulfill the State requires for the school nurse credential. All course work units of that year are then applicable to the graduate level. The instructors are very passionate about the material they teach; they are approachable and friendly; and the goal of each instructor is to see all students succeed not only academically, but professionally as well.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Sac State is a great commuter school. The Counseling department has its ups and downs so be ready for them. The skills you will learn, especially, in practicum and in field study will the most beneficial to you. Read the handbook carefully, and communicate with your advisors often. Ask several different people if you must. I have had issues with them in the past regarding the Handbook and its policies, so know what your catalog year says and ask questions.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

Currently, I am a double major. I am attending UCSF School of Dentistry for my Doctorate in Dental Surgery and USF School of Management for my Masters in Business Administration. Both Universities have exceeded my expectations and are both amazing to attend. They are very student focused and do what ever they can to help you succeed. UCSF School of Dentistry is one of the few schools that has a contract with USF to obtain both DDS and MBA at the same time. They want their students to work hard and achieve greatness in all aspects of their education, business and science. I feel blessed to be able to attend both schools.
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