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

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  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 minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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San Francisco State is a public university located in San Francisco, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 19,847 undergraduate students. The San Francisco State acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 55% of students, San Francisco State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,000.

About

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

San Francisco State University Rankings

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SFSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
930-1130
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,757 / 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
$9,519 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 208 responses
24%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 251 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 249 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    2%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    96%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,847 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,177
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 177 responses
  • Diverse
    41%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Hipster
    12%
  • International
    5%
  • Curious
    4%
  • Either pretentious or not caring
    3%
  • Unfriendly/pretentious or open-minded/friendly
    2%

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. 287 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 328 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 191 responses
  • Commuter school
    42%
  • Diverse
    41%
  • Not as bad as people make it out to be.
    9%
  • Social Justice Extravaganza
    3%
  • It's school, like a giant high school
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%
  • Potentially great, ruined by poor management
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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. 152 responses

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