San Francisco State University campus

Overview

Applicants
31,963
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.22

GPA Breakdown

9%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
27%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 24

Deadlines


Regular
November 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
1,647
with Terminal Degree
837

850
Women
797
Men
474
Minority

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
15%
Graduate in 5 years
40%
Graduate in 6 years
50%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Labor Studies
  • Management Science, General
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Small Business Administration/Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Industrial Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Willie L. Brown Jr.
Former Mayor of San Francisco

Annette Bening
Actress

Danny Glover
Actor

Yvonne Cagle
Astronaut

Peter Casey
TV Producer

Anne Rice
Author

Manny Mashouf
Founder and CEO of bebe inc.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
15%
Graduate in 5 years
40%
Graduate in 6 years
50%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,239

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,236

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,530

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,741

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
47%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,472
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,632
Required Fees
$1,004
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,860

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,486

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
25,938
Out of State
1%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
89

Demographics

30.62%
Asian
5.21%
African-American
26.39%
Hispanic
23.24%
Caucasian
7.46%
Unknown
7.95%
International

57% female
43% male
1% are out of state
84% are full time
16% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
13%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
49%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Programs and Resource Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Gene Chelberg

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Conact DPRC for specific guidelines

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
127
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
18
Number of Religious Organizations
14

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

5% participate in intramural sports
1% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Gators)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Gators)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of San Francisco
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of California, Berkeley

Sustainability

Students with an interest in green issues are drawn to San Francisco State University for its sustainability-related offerings inside and outside of the classroom. The school offers many environmentally focused degrees, including a BA and a BS in environmental studies and an MBA with an emphasis in sustainable business. A sustainability literacy requirement was recently implemented for all students. Sustainability-focused student groups have led initiatives for an on-campus vegetable garden, pledges against bottled water, water refill stations, and zero-waste events. Although the campus is located in an urban area, students and faculty are hardly cut off from the natural world—many use the school’s marine and estuarine research facility to study the San Francisco Bay. Because of its urban location, many students, faculty, and staff commute to campus on public transit or by bicycle—in 2011, 77 percent of students commuted by transit. SF State students put their studies to practical use with help from the school’s career services office, which offers an extensive list of environmental jobs and internships. Organic and fair trade coffee is available across campus, and all food waste from the Student Center and the Dining Centers is composted. SF State boasts a 72 percent waste-diversion rate (that is, 72 percent of on-campus waste never makes it to a landfill). The custodial services department uses a green cleaning program, and now almost half of the university’s cleaning products are Green Seal-certified. SF State is working on the projects laid out in its Climate Action Plan to reduce emissions to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 and forty percent below 1990 levels by 2030. In 2013, SF State became the first public university to commit to divest from investments in fossil fuel companies.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
15%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
120

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, HP, Toshiba

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Student Outreach Services
Campus Tour Coordinator

Address
Student Outreach Services
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone
415-338-2355

Email
outreach@sfsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
J. Paul Leonard Library
Cesar Chavez Student Center
Cox Stadium
Residential Theme Communities
SFSU Fine Arts Gallery
Malcolm X Plaza, The Village at Centennial Square, and McKenna Theatre.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
deYoung Museum
Golden Gate Park
Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39
San Francisco Giants
The Exploratorium and numerous other San Francisco Tourist Attractions.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
415-338-2355

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies; call 415-338-2355

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact specific department, instructor; Contact Athletic Department for visits

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact specific department; instructor

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
San Francisco International Airport, taxis, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit -- urban/suburban subway system), SF Muni (bus, cable car and street car system), CalTrain, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, Ferry Service, and SF State Shuttle Bus from Daly City BART Station.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Visit www.sfsu.edu/~parking for driving instructions to the campus.

Local Accommodations
Visit http://meetings.sfsu.edu/content/services for a list of local accommodations.