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San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Ave San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone: (415) 338-1111
  • General Information
    About San Francisco State University

    The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the university is committed to the following goals: · Attracting, retaining, and graduating a highly diverse student body; · Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging; · Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and social and cultural awareness; · Recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory, or studio; · Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of the community and the values of the campus; · Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the university community; and · Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 30,834
    Percent Admitted 66%
    Men Admitted 62%
    Women Admitted 68%
    Full Time Retention Rate 75%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 440 560
      Math 440 560
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 23
      English 17 24
      Math 18 24
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 34,403
    Native American 182.0
    Asian 9,377.0
    African American 1,945.0
    Hispanic 5,036.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 20,964
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2,715

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