San Francisco State is a public university located in San Francisco, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 22,263 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the San Francisco State acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 54% of students, San Francisco State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,000.
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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.230 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.228 responses
Most Popular Majors
Radio and Television221 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching219 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities209 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies203 Graduates
Film and Video Studies172 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.266 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.307 responses
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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
San Francisco State University Reviews
I love this college. It has opened my eyes to new perspectives in regarding ethnic studies and applying what I learn to how I can use it in the real world. Many of the classes I took had field trips where we got to do community service, explore classroom topics outside the university walls. All my classes have been enlightening and there was never a dull class. The teachers were exceptional! Definitely destroyed my fear of being a transfer student into a university. They made me feel like I have been going there since I was a Freshman in college.
My favorite thing about SFSU is its location. A lot of students come from across the bay using BART, bus or driving. This school is easily accessible. BART is right in front of the school. The bus system is entirely free if you're enrolled in as a student. The gym membership is all free as well. The academics is awesome, I haven't had a problem with anything since I transferred last year. I love this school!
At San Francisco State University ( SFSU) I really enjoy the feel of the school. All of the staff are very helpful when it comes to picking classes, paying tuition or simply having a quick question. A change that I would like to see at SFSU is definitely food selection and the size of the campus. Overall, I really do enjoy being a student at SFSU!