San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision November 30, 2020 June 1, 2020
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
Average SAT Composite: 1054
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 415-338-3880
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.44 Average Rating
Be aware of the weather! If you can find housing near campus do it living on campus is a tad bit expensive. Do not bring a car when you first move up there is no parking or it is expensive. Everyone takes public transportation its a lot cheaper and takes you all around town.
Sara from Los Angeles, CA
The city, the school, the people, and the diversity of SF State make it a choice location for any perspective student. Everyone fits into this big school somewhere.
Liza from Bolinas, CA
Get involved with an organization of your interest! It is the best way to network & advance yourself. Also, utilize the professor's office hours! It may be intimating at first, but once the professors can put a name to a face you will most likely gain a connection with them and learn a lot more. Check for your professor's teaching style & ratings on CARP offers FREE tutoring in most subjects! The Cesar Chavez Student Center is awesome & is designed for student's success & their enjoyment. The library is still under reconstruction, but the Annex is one of the best places to get work done. Also, be prepared for the changing weather! It will be sunny one minute then cold and foggy the next.
Kirsten from San Francisco, CA
Personally, I wouldn't be nearly as happy living in such small quarters as the Mary's (average two person rooms with shared bathroom on the floor), so I suggest being on time with your housing applications and applying to the Towers or the Village at Centenial Square (which have multiple bedrooms, shared living rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom), unless you prefer to be in such close quarters with so many people. Also, don't be afraid to apply to a major that is impacted. I applied straight into the journalism major (one of the most if not THE most impacted major at SF State) without any previous experience, just a strong desire to learn journalism, and I got in! Also, pick an early date for your orientation if you do get accepted and choose SF State, because the fun classes fill up really fast! (I also suggest taking RPT 230, Growth Through Adventure. You go on three field trips: Rock climbing, ropes course, and snow camping [if you're in the Fall semester] or white water rafting [if you're in the Spring semester]. It is easily the most fun and exciting 3 units you will ever take!!)
Lauren from Crescent City, CA
Don't move here with a car. It's so not worth it, parking fees, street cleaning tickets, gas and all that add up. You can bike or bus it anywhere for cheap, save the environment and your money.
A from San Francisco, CA
For the first I recommend staying in the dorms, even though it is a bit expensive it allows you to meet and make a lot of friends.
Stefeny from San Jose, CA
Make sure you know what your major is. Many majors are impacted, and having a major you end up changing is WAY better than being undeclared. Get to know the teachers, they are more than willing to get to know you and to help in any way they can to make your education easier.
Liz from Daly City, CA
I definitely recommend prospective students to visit the campus a couple of times before the academic session starts just to get a feel for the campus because the campus is pretty big. Another good idea for prospective students would be to get involved with on-campus activities. There are various activities going on each day at SFSU and you will have a great time participating in them.
Dru from Oakley, CA
As bad as the housing provided my be, I would suggest living in the dorms for atleast the first year. I made the decision to live off-campus my first year and I regret it. I know that it would have been a lot easier for me to make friends and be more involved if I lived on campus.
Amanda from Daly City, CA

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