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San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

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

Web Sitewww.sfsu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students26,449
   Women15,037 (56.9%)
   Men11,412 (43.1%)
Graduate Students4,051

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate64% of 31,439 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineNovember 30
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.14
SAT Math450-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite19-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,828
Out-of-state: $34,988
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,450
Out-of-state: $17,610
Room and Board
$12,756
Average Percent of Need Met64%
Average Freshman Award$11,932
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$20,493

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
778
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-59 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

San Francisco Population776,733
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing46% of freshmen, 12% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotAlligator
Sororities1% of women participate
Fraternities1% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
30.1% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
24.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.9% White
6.0% Unknown
International Students7.3%
First-Year Students Returning80.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
12.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
48%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.21 3.40 519 525 522 24
Low 1.38 2.00 350 320 330 16
High 4.00 4.50 720 760 740 33
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DID YOU KNOW?

• One history course at SFSU explores the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, devoting several city walks to important sites of the disaster.

• SFSU offers engineering scholarships to Bay Area high school students who win a homemade minirobot contest.

• SF State started out as a teacher's college in 1855 with only six students taught by a former gold prospector.

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