San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

Overview

Address1600 Holloway Ave
School Websitewww.sfsu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Large

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

San Francisco State University is a large public, 4-year college based in San Francisco, California that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 35,606 students applied to San Francisco State University. Of those students, 25,550 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in San Francisco State University was $5,742, in addition to fees of $1,518. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend San Francisco State University.

San Francisco State University has a 55% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The San Francisco State University acceptance rate is 72%. To put this into perspective, 25,550 of the 35,606 students who applied to San Francisco State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in San Francisco State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into San Francisco State University had an SAT score between the range of 950 and 1,160. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for San Francisco State University was between 17 and 23 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to San Francisco State University as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At San Francisco State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $5,742. Combined with fees of $1,518, room and board costs of $15,151, other expenses of $3,067 and the $2,002 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $27,480.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $19,140 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in San Francisco State University to $39,360 for out-of-state students.

Students at San Francisco State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at San Francisco State University was $5,186 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 51%.

San Francisco State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio23:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to San Francisco State University.

San Francisco State University has a good gender split, with 56% of undergraduates being female and 44% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are California residents; in fact, 97% of all students reside in California. However, 1% of students come from out-of-state and 2% of students are international.

The student to faculty ratio at San Francisco State University is 23:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from San Francisco State University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 19% students enroll at San Francisco State University part-time; the other 24,186 students enrolled full-time.

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