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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 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 National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
23:1
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
City: Large
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
After completing VERY thorough research and outreach to the university I feel its diversity makes it a great school for students of all social and cultural backgrounds. On the other hand, it is located in a major city, so if the city environment isn't for you than this may not be your school. A big city also has many benefits, tons of social connections and great opportunities to obtain a leading edge in the work force upon graduation.
Jasmine from Sacramento, CA
San Francisco State University has been a great school so far. I just finished my first year and I had the best time of my academic career. The other students at SFSU are extremely friendly and the sense of happiness that the atmosphere and campus greenery of the campus gives me is a feeling I won't ever forget.
Dru from Oakley, CA

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