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San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

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Overview

Student Population
27,349
San Francisco State University overview
Location San Francisco, California
Online sfsu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
San Francisco State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in San Francisco, California, San Francisco State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 31,430 prospective students applied, and 26,431 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,779 enrolled in the school.  22,019 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,330 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,742 plus fees of $1,264. San Francisco State is ranked 662 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
3/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

San Francisco State is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for San Francisco State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
San Francisco State University overview
SAT 930/1130
ACT 16/23
GPA 3.31
Applications Accepted
84.1% 
San Francisco State University overview
Applications Due May 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

California Resident Tuition
$5,742
In State Costs for San Francisco State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,038
Other Fees$1,264
Room and Board $15,949
Budget for Other Expenses$3,152
Total One Year Cost$27,145
Out of State Resident Tuition
$17,622
Out of State Costs for San Francisco State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,038
Other Fees$1,264
Room and Board $15,949
Budget for Other Expenses$3,152
Total One Year Cost$39,025

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$52,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by San Francisco State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Social Sciences 9%
Communication 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122597 IPEDS survey data for San Francisco State University.

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