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California State University at Sacramento

Name of Institution: California State University, Sacramento

Location: Sacramento, California, USA

California State University, Sacramento enrols a multicultural student body of 29,000 students while keeping a commitment to small classes. 60 undergraduate degrees and 40 graduate degrees are offered at our 300-acre, tree-lined university campus. University students participate in the 250+ student organizations. There are also numerous on campus activities planned throughout the year including movies, comedy shows, concerts, debates, theatre/dance performances and athletic events. On campus housing is available in coeducational residence halls. Off campus housing close to campus is also easily accessible. City bus and light rail service throughout Sacramento is free for our students. On campus computer labs are available at several locations on campus. Students receive a free email account and the university has wireless internet access.

Sacramento Information: Sacramento is a city rich in California history, known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Sacramento, as the state capital, is also the seat of government for the largest state economy in the US. Two million residents enjoy all the benefits of an urban California lifestyle - yet Sacramento is one of the most affordable big cities in California.

Subject Areas Open to Exchange Students


Biology Human Resource Management
Business Journalism
Chemistry Mathematics and Statistics
Computer Science Media Studies
Criminology and Justice Music
Dance Nutrition
Engineering Performing Arts/Acting
English Environmental Science/Management Photomedia
Event, Sport and Recreation Management Politics
Exercise/Sports Science/Kinesiology Social Science
Fashion Social Work
Film and Video Speech Pathology

Tourism Management

Health Science Writing


Biology Media Studies
Business Music
Chemistry Politics
Computer Science Psychology
Criminology and Justice Social Work
Engineering Speech Pathology
English Teacher Education (Primary)
Event Sport and Recreation Management Teacher Education (Secondary)
Exercise/Sports Science/Kinesiology Tourism Management
History Urban and Regional Planning
Human Resource Management Writing
Mathematics and Statistics

Areas of Study Not Available/Restrictions for Exchange Students:

Nursing, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Construction Management are not open to exchange students.

Institution Website:

Semester Dates:

Fall Semester: August – December                           

Spring Semester: January – May

Course Information / Catalogue:

2012-2013 Catalog Index

Timetable / Class Schedule:

Class Schedule

Accommodation Websites:



Cost of Living:

An incoming exchange student should have approximately USD 1,500 per month for all expenses, including room, board, transportation, and personal expenses. This is about the average cost of living. The cost of housing off-campus depends on whether the student shares a room or not. 

Please Note:

You must hold a minimum WAM of 65 to apply for exchange at CSUS.

USA citizens/dual citizens:

CSUS is no longer able to waive Non-Resident Tuition for any exchange students who have USA or dual USA citizenship. 

USA citizens who go on exchange to CSUS will need to add roughly $4,500 to their budget to pay their Non-Resident Tuition.

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