San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,266

$19,146

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
46%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,308
Declined 11,321
Total Received 34,629
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Public

25,917

undergraduate students

2,963

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 28,880
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational

142-acre, urban campus in San Francisco (population: 884,363). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to Daly City. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: San Francisco International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
6.9%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Cultural/Activities Fair
  • Associated Students Craft Fair
  • Campus Health Fairs
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
46%
12-17
30%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,308
Declined 11,321
Total Received 34,629

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

state residency

Considered

geographical residence

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

capoeira, cheerleading, cycling, dragon boat, Frisbee, kempo karate, rugby, swimming, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

capoeira, cheerleading, cycling, dragon boat, Frisbee, kempo karate, rugby, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cheerleading, Ice hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Ice hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian-American Studies
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial and Product Design
Information Science/Studies
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Labor and Industrial Relations
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Radio and Television
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

28,880

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

25,917
students

Female
55%
14,314

Male
45%
11,586

10%

2,963
students

Female
65%
1,928

Male
35%
1,034

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

21,663
students

Female
57%
12,194

Male
43%
9,469

17%

4,237
students

Female
51%
2,120

Male
49%
2,117

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 79%
Student 4 year graduation rate 22%
Student 5 year graduation rate 26%
Student 6 year graduation rate 8%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
34%
Hispanic/Latino
16%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

3,586

Transfer students enrolled

12%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 30

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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