SFSU

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    210
  • Class Notes
    172
  • Textbook Notes
    13
  • Study Guides
    25
  • Currently Enrolled
    442
  • Previously Enrolled
    476

Overview of San Francisco State University (SFSU)

About this school

San Francisco State, founded in 1899, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 130-acre campus is located in San Francisco.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:26,617
    • Men:11,765 (44.2%)
    • Women:14,852 (55.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (SFSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to San Francisco State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 26
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1600 Holloway Avenue
City, State, Zip
San Francisco, CA  94132-1722
Phone
(415) 338-6486
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
December 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 23,252 applicants were admitted
Women
70% of 12,931 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 10,321 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,198 (37%) of 16,904 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,750 (41%) of 9,113 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,448 (31%) of 7,791 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 And Above
8%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
29%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
470-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
30%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
29%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
22%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
23%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SFSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,254|Out-of-state: $19,134
  • Room & Board: - $13,248 (72.74324621128926%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,948 (10.696244234570612%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,016 (16.56050955414013%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


San Francisco State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001154
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,157 (88.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,663 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,570 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
702 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$17,230
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,465 (95.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,477
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,000 (77.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,981
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 703 (27.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
53 (1.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,262

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
17,449 (79.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
15,910 (91.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
15,286 (96.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,710 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$15,520
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 14,399 (94.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,871
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,636 (69.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,551
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,182 (14.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
312 (1.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,535

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,347
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SFSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,054

Part-Time Faculty


709

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


37%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 13% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


San Francisco State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


44.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.6%

Programs & Majors (SFSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (91)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Counseling, Professional Science Master's, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (115)


  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Adult Education
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Humanities
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Leisure Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sustainability Management
  • Theater
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Women's Health Nursing
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (SFSU)

Location & Geography

Population


825,863

Nearest Metropolitan Area


142 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
63 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco
Nearest Bus Station
San Francisco
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Oakland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


15% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


85%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Alligator
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


San Francisco State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


22,200

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
26,617
Women
14,852
Men
11,765

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 27.8% Asian
  • 5.9% Black/African-American
  • 35.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 19.3% White
  • 4.4% Unknown

International Students


7.2%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


2,990

Student Resources (SFSU)