San Francisco State University

#257 in National Universities

  • Public4 Years (or High)San Francisco, CADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or aboveDoctor's degree29,045 Students68.20 % Acceptance Ratio23:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    San Francisco State University is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in San Francisco, California. It has a total enrollment of 29,045 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 23:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 68.20% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio68.20 %
    Admission Yield14.74 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$55
    Graduate Application Fees$55

    The acceptance ratio is 68.20% last year at San Francisco State University where total 36,223 students applied and 24,704 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$7,254$19,134
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,688$18,192
    On-Campus Living Costs$17,517
    Off-Campus Living Costs$17,517

    The tuition & fees at San Francisco State University, for academic year 2017-2018 is $7,254 for in-state students and $19,134 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $17,517 when living on campus and $17,517 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Remedial Service

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    San Francisco State University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Remedial Service, Career Counseling and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at San Francisco State University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about San Francisco State University

Key Stats for San Francisco State University

Costs of Attendance average in nation

San Francisco State University$19,134
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California$19,392

Admission Chances average in nation


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.62%

Financial Helps high financial help rate


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California68.74%

Student Population small

San Francisco State University29,045
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California990,462

Graduation Rates average


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California53.07%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in California222

Contact Information & Online Resources


San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94132
415) 338-1111


San Francisco State University is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (02/28/1949 - Current).
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