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 room and board

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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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Application link Apply online
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
60%
Percent 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
Room $9,656
Board $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
Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
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 Facts

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

Majors

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

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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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