San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,006

$18,886

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
470
75th
560
25th
460
75th
23
25th
14
75th
22
25th
16
75th
23
25th
16
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 26,431
Declined 4,999
Total Received 31,430
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Public

28,789

undergraduate students

3,752

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 32,541
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
7%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
60%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
470
75th
560
25th
460
75th
23
25th
14
75th
22
25th
16
75th
23
25th
16

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) November 30
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 26,431
Declined 4,999
Total Received 31,430

Admissions Factors

Required

Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

61%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,251

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,742
Housing $9,656
Food $4,662
Additional fees $1,264
Books & supplies $1,038
Total $22,362
Average Financial Aid - $9,251
Total with Avg. Aid $13,111

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Track and field indoor yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
California Collegiate Athletic Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American Indian/Native American Studies. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Asian-American Studies. yes yes
Behavioral Sciences. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes
Comparative Group Studies. yes
Comparative Literature. yes yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Dance, General. yes
Design and Applied Arts, Other. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Education, General. yes yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. yes yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes
Geography. yes yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes
Gerontology. yes
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies. yes
History, General. yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes yes
Industrial Technology/Technician. yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes
Interior Design. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Journalism. yes
Labor Studies. yes
Labor and Industrial Relations. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Science. yes
Marine Sciences. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Natural Sciences. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes yes
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist. yes
Physics, General. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Radio and Television. yes yes
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other. yes yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes yes
Statistics, General. yes
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Marketing

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

32,541

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

28,789
students

Female
55%
15,900

Male
45%
12,889

12%

3,752
students

Female
65%
2,423

Male
35%
1,329

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

22,925
students

Female
56%
12,831

Male
44%
10,094

20%

5,864
students

Female
52%
3,069

Male
48%
2,795

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
25%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Hispanic/Latino
16%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: November 30

Spring: August 31

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 76
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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