Tuition & Fees

$7,254

$19,134

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
49%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
50%
400-499
30%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
27%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
38%
12-17
34%
30-36
4%
24-29
22%
18-23
51%
12-17
23%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,327
Declined + 10,197
Total Received 34,524
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Public

26,617

undergraduate students

2,990

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4684
ACT 0404

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,607
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)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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San Francisco, CA

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
59%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
49%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
50%
400-499
30%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
27%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
38%
12-17
34%
30-36
4%
24-29
22%
18-23
51%
12-17
23%

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

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,327
Declined + 10,197
Total Received 34,524

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

State residency

Considered

Geographical residence

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,520

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Room & board $15,151
Additional fees $1,512
Books & supplies $2,002
Total $24,407
Average Financial Aid - $15,520
Total with Avg. Aid $8,887
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 415 338-7000
F: 415 338-0949
finaid@sfsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jimmie Wilder
Associate Director of Financial Aid
jwilder@sfsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

William Nepfel (men's)
Interim Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Collegiate Athletic Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Gator
School colors
purple and gold

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
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 Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Family/Consumer Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
French
Geographic Information Science
Geography
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
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Recreation
Recreation/Park/Tourism Administration
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

29,607

total students

99%

in-state

1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

26,617
students

Female
56%
14,852

Male
44%
11,765

10%

2,990
students

Female
66%
1,960

Male
34%
1,030

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

22,200
students

Female
57%
12,646

Male
43%
9,554

17%

4,417
students

Female
50%
2,206

Male
50%
2,211

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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
32%
Hispanic/Latino
18%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

21%

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 82
Countries most often represented China
India
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
International Student Contact
415 338-1293
oip@sfsu.edu

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