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San Francisco State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,207 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 50 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

California Collegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,246)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $61,492)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 15 13 - Yes
Soccer 26 31 - Yes
Softball - 20 - -
Track and Field, Indoor - 43 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor - 43 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 18 - -
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Wrestling 26 - - -
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 26.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.5%
Hispanic 16.5%
Non-resident alien 7.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 31.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 44
Liquor Law Violation 3
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 56

Notable Alumni

  • Alex Borstein, actress, comedian ("MADtv")
  • Annette Bening, actress
  • Bill Johnson, film producer ("Secretariat," "I Love You, Man")
  • Christopher Boyes, sound engineer/recording engineer ("Titanic," "Pearl Harbor")
  • Dana Carvey, actor, comedian
  • Danny Glover, actor ("Lethal Weapon")
  • David Carradine, actor ("Kung Fu," "Kill Bill")
  • Glen Charles, TV writer/producer ("Cheers")
  • Michael Paul Chan, actor ("The Joy Luck Club", "The Goonies")
  • Peter Casey, executive producer ("Frasier")
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Astrid from LA Quinta, CA
  • 4
  • i loved residential life, but not the cost. i made so many friends living on campus that i wouldn't have met otherwise. it's easy to find your second family here,…

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  • Liz from Daly City, CA
  • 3
  • I live off campus with roommates, so I cannot say how the dorm life is. I've heard that the dorms are nice, but can be cramped which is to be…

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  • Amanda from Murrieta, CA
  • 3
  • Mary Ward Hall and Mary Park Hall are the two loudest dorms. There are a ton of friendly groups of friends who hang out in the hallways and play games…

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  • Dru from Oakley, CA
  • 4
  • Even though the dorm I chose wasn't very roomy I still had a great time. You will not mind the small rooms once you meet the other like-minded people on…

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  • Ava from Stockton, CA
  • 2
  • Dont live in the dorms but i have been in friends dorms and i really dont like them. Theyre sooooo tiny. The Towers and the Village are bigger but i…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Rege Giulian from Vallejo, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I visited here and the food was great. There's a dungeon where foods, games, and tables where you can just hangout or do your work.

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  • 5
  • Esi from Tracy, CA
  • I am a current student here

    A lot of food places nearby. Not a lot on campus but they have good tasting places on campus. If you live in the dorms then you'll definitely eat good with your meal plan.

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  • 4
  • Alvin from San Bruno, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Unless you like to dine on Big Macs on a daily basis, you'll be spending a fair bit on food. Options include restaurants in the neighbouring Stonestown Galleria shopping mall, or on-campus food like the wonderful, albeit-pricey, sandwiches from Ike's.

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  • 3
  • Dru from Oakley, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The food that SFSU provides for students that purchase meal plans are bearable at best. The food isn't all that great but it could be a lot worse.

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  • 4
  • Jasmine from Sacramento, CA
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    There are 3 central spots on campus to get food (that is supported with a meal plan). The lines can sometimes be suuuuuuper long but the food averages to be a solid 8 out of ten. They offer accommodation for pretty much all types of diets, personal or cultural. Meal plans are a bit pricey and are required if living on campus, with the exception of University Park.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Dru from Oakley, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I didn't join any fraternities but during the club rush there were a bunch of fraternities and sororities looking for people to join them. There is definitely a fraternity or sorority for you.

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  • 0
  • Girl from Petaluma
  • I am a current student here

    Nice groups of people but not worth the money, unless your into sisterhood/brotherhood forever kinda thing.

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  • 0
  • Gurjit from San Francisco, CA
  • I am a current student here

    We do have Greek Life on campus. We have many organizations that have formed a strong bond within the group. I know our Greek Life members are very close to one another, and remain friends for a very long time.

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  • 0
  • Ki
  • I am a current student here

    Have not been involved in Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Josceline from Santa Ana, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Not too involved with the Greek life, mostly because there are no Frat/Sorority houses. I feel the greek life would be better if we did.

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