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San Francisco State University
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

1600 HOLLOWAY AVE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
California Collegiate Athletic Association
From San Francisco State University

It’s your story. Tell it at SF State. Start your next chapter here.

San Francisco State University: All are welcome. No matter where you're from, what you've learned, or who you think you'll be - we're ready to be the next chapter in your story.

Since 1899, San Francisco State has championed equity and community inclusion, and we envision a world in which you are empowered to pursue your educational dreams bravely, confidently and passionately.

Through our inclusive campus life, our thought-provoking faculty and academics, our supportive student services and location in the City of San Francisco, Biotech Bay and Silicon Valley, we ignite the power of education for all, so you can go on to make a positive impact in your community and the world.

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San Francisco State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
March 30
Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
930-1130
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,641 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,586 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 220 responses
24%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 266 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 264 responses

Majors

SF State Scholars (4+1 blended BS/MS) Program

academic spotlight

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    41%
  • On Campus
    5%
  • Online
    54%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,629 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,795
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 193 responses
  • Diverse
    41%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Hipster
    12%
  • International
    4%
  • Curious
    4%
  • Either pretentious or not caring
    3%
  • Unfriendly/pretentious or open-minded/friendly
    3%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 302 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 343 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 208 responses
  • Diverse
    42%
  • Commuter school
    41%
  • Not as bad as people make it out to be.
    9%
  • Social Justice Extravaganza
    2%
  • It's school, like a giant high school
    1%
  • Underrated
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
65%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 154 responses

San Francisco State University Reviews

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