San Francisco State University: Ranking & Review

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2 149 427
Top 3%

San Francisco State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate70%69%72%
Applicants34,52413,06721,457
Admissions24,3278,97615,351
Enrolled undergraduates4,3231,6612,662
Enrolled total (including graduate students)29,75812,83616,922

10,264 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

386 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $55.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores3,821
Percent of students submitting SAT scores88%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
530
Math
520

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,167
Percent of students submitting ACT scores27%
ACT Composite
21
ACT English
20
ACT Math
20

San Francisco State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $26,719 $38,599
Off-campus $26,719 $38,599
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,248 and other expenses per full academic year.

San Francisco State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,974 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,742 $17,622
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,512 $1,512
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $396
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,176 $16,680
Fees for full-time graduates $1,512 $1,512
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $396

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,555 100 1,655
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 549 15 564
Visual and Performing Arts 484 38 522
Social Sciences 467 52 519
Health Professions and Related Programs 365 93 52 510
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 393 56 449
Education 163 209 12 384
Psychology 313 44 357
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 277 19 296
English Language and Literature & Letters 209 65 274
Engineering 187 41 228
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 204 3 207
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 199 199
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 156 33 189
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 125 2 127
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 94 23 117
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 25 69 94
Physical Sciences 61 26 87
History 77 9 86
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 53 23 76
Philosophy and Religious Studies 46 20 66
Mathematics and Statistics 52 12 64
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 2 38 40
Natural Resources and Conservation 38 38
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Grand Total6,094990647,148

A total of 6,094 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at San Francisco State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,054 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate54%51%55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 52%

General info

Alternative namesSFSU
Founded1899
MottoExperientia Docet
Experience Teaches
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,617
Instructional FTE1,125
Research FTE6
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitesfsu.edu
Address1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, California, 94132
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Phone4153381111
Fax+1 (415) 338 2514

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