First Impressions: My College Experience
By TaKayla Johnson, Sac High Class of 2018

Pipeline Newsletter

I’ve always dreamed about going to an HBCU. I was unsure about my experience at a predominantly white institution. I currently attend California State University, Sacramento and I have loved my experience thus far. Coming from a predominantly black high school, Sacramento Charter High School, the diversity of Sac State’s campus was truly a culture shock, but the levels of love and unity helped me overcome my worries about attending a local university. Sac state is a great campus and I have learned the importance of my presence on this campus. The Black community here is strong and very welcoming which also made my transition to college a lot easier. Academically all of my professors are very easy going and care about my success as a student in their class. Staying in Sacramento was a great choice for me even though I thought it would be easier to leave and “start over.” Every stereotype about Sac State was a myth and I am happy to call this university my new home. Sac State is a great school and has an amazing support system for their students. Sacramento is a beautiful city and I am proud to call myself a dragon alumna and a hornet. Stingers Up!