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NCAA Division II (without football)
California Collegiate Athletic Association
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.208 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.212 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.210 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management1,241 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies291 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies246 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication187 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies179 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities173 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.248 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.289 responses
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After San Francisco State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.152 responses
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San Francisco State University Reviews
Review San Francisco State University
This University is the best CSU in the Bay Area! The academia that this institution offers it's students is challenging and prepares them for honest careers in their intended fields. The professors care a great deal about this and will connect students with the right networks for their fields of interest. Mostly a commuter school, but the dorm life is welcoming, safe, and fun. Students are heard and respected at S.F. State. This is reflective through the convenient shuttle services to and from Bart, excellent student government structure and resources, organized student services and health centers, great events, and much more.
I transferred to San Francisco State University from my junior college, and I have enjoyed it tremendously. My professors have all been fantastic, and really passionate about teaching as well as going out of their way to help outside of teaching (office hours, projects, letters of recommendations, etc). You'll find a lot of student peers who are motivated and don't mess around with their studies; on the other hand (because you're in San Francisco), you will get yourself into a vibrant nightlife scene- there's always a party, a club, a bar, or a social outing you can find yourself in if you're in the mood for it. I think SFSU is a great fit for many people to get out their comfort zone and explore!
SFSU is an incredibly diverse school. You'll meet people from all walks of life and learn from professors each with some pretty cool backgrounds. There isn't a whole bunch of campus pride because SFSU is primarily a commuter school, meaning most students live off campus. But this isn't a bad thing when your university is in San Francisco! Living off campus allows you to explore a really cool city and meet students who go to one of the many other colleges in the city. Considering this university is located in one of America's most liberal places, you can take some pretty cool classes when fulfilling your GE requirements. I took classes on Global Warming, California History, and Issues and Images in Black Visual Media. I had a blast at SFSU and received a valuable education.