26,617
Students
Financial aid thermometer
15,520
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
72
72%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

San Francisco State University is a University institution located in San Francisco, CA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94132-1722
United States
Contact Admissions Officer
Email: ugadmit@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415-338-1113
Fax: 415-338-7196

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
American Indian/Native American Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Asian American Studies Checkmark
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Botany/plant Biology Checkmark
Cell Biology And Histology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Labor And Industrial Relations Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Journalism Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Radio, Television, And Digital Communication Related Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Consumer Merchandising/retailing Management Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Italian Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Health Professions Related Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics Checkmark
Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Related Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physical Sciences Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

23,252
Applied
16,904
Accepted
26,617
Enrolled
73%
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Female Admissions

12,931
Females Applied
9,113
Females Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

10,321
Males Applied
7,791
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.2
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 30th December 1st
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer November 30th December 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 480 580
SAT Math 470 570
ACT Composite 21 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,742
In-state
17,622
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,518
Full-time student fees
13,848
Room & board
9,192
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

15,520
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,230
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,353
Avg. Loan Aid
2,535
Avg. Grant Aid
8,871
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
64%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

26,617
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
1%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 32.77%
Black or African American 5.49%
White or Caucasian 17.92%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 25.81%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.42%
Two or more races 6.22%
Other 4.05%

Gender

Male (44.2%)
Female (55.8%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 15%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Cultural/Activities Fair, Associated Students Craft Fair and Campus Health Fairs

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
Greek sororities Checkmark
Local fraternities Checkmark
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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 2 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,763
Total Faculty
Full-time - 1,054
Part-time - 709