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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,…

  • Feb-15-2012 Read More
  • 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…

  • Mar-29-2012 Read More
  • 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…

  • Jan-01-2013 Read More
  • 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…

  • Apr-03-2012 Read More
  • student
  • 3
  • you encounter many students living in the dorms in your same classes so it helps a lot to get to make a friend going through common experiences. there are many…

  • Jan-20-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alvin from San Bruno, CA
  • Aug-14-2015 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
  • May-30-2015 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
  • Oct-19-2014 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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  • 3
  • Merlion
  • Jul-08-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are dining places here and there, and the best thing is that in the caesar chavez building food court area, theres the game center! (yay!) Their food is not too good but not too bad either - just right?

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  • 5
  • Mabe
  • Apr-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Lots of affordable good food.

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  • 5
  • Emily from San Francisco, CA
  • Apr-16-2014 I am a past student here

    The cafeteria is great! I lived off of salad buffets everyday. Keep that brain going with veggies and meat, not carbs and sugar (but if you want the delicious delicious carbs, Ike's sandwiches is in the basement. sshhhhh).

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Dru from Oakley, CA
  • May-30-2015 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
  • Jan-09-2015 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
  • Jan-30-2014 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
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Have not been involved in Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Josceline from Santa Ana, CA
  • Nov-20-2013 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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