• Sacramento State: Come Redefine the Possible

    We are California’s capital university, providing world-class, affordable education in the political, cultural, and economic heart of the Golden State. We are a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement, dedicated to the belief that there are no limits to our students’ potential for excellence and success. We are powering the capital region though groundbreaking partnerships and more than 230,000 proud Hornet alumni. We are a vibrant and diverse community, united by our shared intellectual curiosity, commitment to improving the world around us, and passion for redefining the possible.

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  • Why Sacramento State?

    Students choose Sacramento State because they want something special in a college experience. They come to receive an excellent education from top faculty at our seven colleges offering 58 undergraduate majors – all in a vibrant urban oasis just a few miles from California's Capitol. They come to the state's political, economic, and cultural center to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. They come to our 3,500-tree urban forest along the American River to find and develop their passions, and to live those passions beyond the classroom.

    At Sacramento State, students see the world around them with fresh eyes, and discover the tools and opportunities to scale heights and reach goals they never imagined.

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  • Dynamic. Innovative. Made at Sac State

    Sacramento State graduates – more than 230,000 strong – are redefining the possible in every field imaginable. They are California's educators, nurses, construction managers, scientists and engineers, business and government leaders, and so much more. They are role models and leaders. They are a major force in the region's economy and culture: More than half of the University's graduates stay and work in the area, and one in 20 Sacramento residents are alums. From local leaders like event organizers Maritza and Roshaun Davis (pictured), who are reshaping Sacramento’s identity in a time of change, to national figures like NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler, they are defining what it means to be Made at Sac State.

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  • Looking to the Future

    Over the next few years, more than $250 million in new construction will transform the Sacramento State campus and provide new opportunities for students to live and learn. A state-of-the-art Science Complex will provide cutting-edge classroom and laboratory space for students and faculty. An extensive renovation and expansion of the University Union – Sacramento State’s “living room” and a new 416-bed residence hall will enhance and enrich campus life. And a 1,750-space parking structure and visitors center will welcome the community to our vibrant campus.

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  • Sacramento: It's the Dynamic Heart of California

    From a pioneer Gold Rush town to today’s bustling capital, Sacramento has never shied away from its role as the hub of the Golden State. It’s a city with a wild and wooly past and a global future. It’s where students come to live, work, and learn in one of the nation's most diverse, innovative, and fast-growing regions.

    When they’re not studying? Sac State students may be wandering through the oldest public art museum in the West, watching a basketball game or concert at the state-of-the-art Golden 1 Center, relaxing along the American River, or enjoying locally grown food at one of the many dining spots that have earned Sacramento its reputation as America’s farm-to-fork capital.

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