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San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA, USA
3.48 Average Rating

Originally founded as a teacher training college, San Francisco State University is a 4-year public institution and a Bay Area-based campus of the California State University System. SF State offers bachelor’s degrees in 77 fields of study and features more than 500 courses that combine academic work with community involvement. Additionally, the SFSU campus houses the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, a place for students to give back to the Bay Area communities. For recreation, SFSU features an Outdoor Resource Center and climbing wall.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Major city
In-State Students
96%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 979
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2018 May 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
29,607
Total Number of Undergrads
26,617
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
15%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
23:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,768
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$5,472
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,632
0
100
64%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,871
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
173
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Sacramento
New York
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.48 Average Rating
You can tell that (most) teachers really care about their students, and have been doing their best to be there despite all of the drastic budget cuts. It has impacted the availability of services, which is disappointing; but you can see where the faculty and staff put out the extra effort in still making resources available and allowing the students to be informed. It is a great campus to be politically active or to be in a club and participate in community activities.
Liz from Daly City, CA
SFSU is a smaller school, yet there is a lot to do because it is located in the great city, San Francisco. There is so much to explore in the city that you will never be bored, such as festivals, concerts, and different events. Living here you'll have the city and beach near by so its the best of both worlds.
Jessica from Roseville, CA