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Tuition & Fees

$6,468

$17,628

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,087
Declined + 10,876
Total Received 31,963
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1  :  22

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Communication Studies
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School Facts

San Francisco State University, founded in 1899, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 142-acre campus is located in San Francisco.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,465
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 4684
ACT 0404

Social Networks

Public

25,938

undergraduate students

3,527

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
45%
12-17
23%
6-11
5%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
26%
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
55%
12-17
18%
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San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco, CA

142-acre urban campus in San Francisco (population: 837,442). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to Daly City. Public transportation serves campus.

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
13%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 5% of male students
 
18 sororities 10% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
38%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
45%
12-17
23%
6-11
5%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
26%
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
55%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline October 1 (priority deadline)
November 30
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 21,087
Declined + 10,876
Total Received 31,963

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

John Pliska
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 415 338-6486
F: 415 338-3880
ugadmit@sfsu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $54,799,740
State $60,451,979
Institutional $564,614
Other external $1,127,002
Total $116,943,335

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $7,500
Other external $62,123
Total $69,623

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division II), Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Gator
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Africana Studies
American Indian Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Apparel Design/Merchandising
Applied Mathematics
Art
Asian American Studies
Asian-American Studies
Atmospheric/Oceanic Sciences
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Science
Broadcast/Electronic Communication Arts
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Adolescent Development
Chinese
Cinema
Cinema Studies
Civil Engineering
Classics
Communication Studies
Communicative Disorders
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice Studies
Dance
Dietetics
Drama
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Family/Consumer Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
French
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geology
Geosciences
German
Gerontology
Health Education
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Human Sexuality Studies
Humanities
Industrial Arts
Industrial Design
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Relations
Italian
Japanese
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor/Employment Studies
Latina/Latino Studies
Liberal Studies
Marine Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Jewish Studies
Museum Studies
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Science
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Recreation
Recreation/Park/Tourism Administration
Rehabilitation Counseling
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Major
Statistics
Technical/Professional Writing
Theatre Arts
Urban Studies/Planning
Visual Communication Design
Women's/Gender Studies
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

88%

25,938
students

Female
57%
14,664

Male
43%
11,274

Graduate

12%

3,527
students

Female
64%
2,241

Male
36%
1,286

undergraduateFull-time

83%

21,713
students

Female
58%
12,476

Male
42%
9,237

undergraduatePart-time

17%

4,225
students

Female
52%
2,188

Male
48%
2,037

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
27%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
22%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

33%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

Spring: August 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Hong Kong
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Office of International Programs
415 338-1293
oip@sfsu.edu

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