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What sets Sacramento State apart from other schools?

Sacramento State, as a member of the California State University, is dedicated to educating students. Our faculty are educators of the highest caliber. While we do have a few graduate teaching assistants, almost all of our introductory classes and all of our upper division are taught by professors and highly qualified lecturers. Year after year, our graduates praise the attention they have received from their professors in their time at Sac State.

Will my son/daughter have the chance to participate in research as a student?

We recognize that learning hands on skills and experience in addressing real-life problems is critical for our students. Many of our faculty are active researchers who enjoy collaborating with students. Students in our Undergraduate Research Program receive project grants or stipends to conduct research full time during the summer. In addition, many of our students participate in industrial internships or summer research programs at national laboratories and research institutions.

How expensive is Sacramento State?

The California State University is the best value in higher education in the United States. While registration fees have increased in the past few years, it still remains lower than other systems.