San Francisco State is a public university located in San Francisco, California. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 21,515 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the San Francisco State acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 53% of students, San Francisco State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,300.
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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.223 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.221 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management1,410 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies277 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication221 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities209 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies203 Graduates
Film and Video Studies172 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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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.259 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.300 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 am currently in my first semester as a transfer student and I can honestly say that San Francisco State is the perfect school for me. I wanted to be at a school where I can work on skills to assist me for my future career which is sports journalism, and San Francisco State definitely gives me the ideal resources. The community is very welcoming and diverse, which is something I also enjoy a lot. Overall, the school is the ideal set up for me and I couldn't be happier to be attending this school!
I transferred to San Francisco State University from my junior college, and I've enjoyed every moment. Besides getting into the top school on my list, I've made many connections with my peers and professors. The campus is very accepting and full of people from all over the world. The environment is great and the bay area has so much to offer. The shuttle service for this commuter school could be updated, but I'm truly enjoying every moment on this campus!
San Francisco State University was my top school when applying for colleges. I was so stoked to come here because I love the city and the environment. There is so much diversity and acceptance on campus and I love that about this university. However, I do wish they had more on campus events for students or fun interactive events for us to meet more people. After the first week of school, the "party scene" died down and we did not get to engage as much with other people because we don't know where to go to find them! Other than that I love the school and campus.