San Francisco State University: Review & Facts

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San Francisco State University is a large four-year, public school with 30,500 students enrolled. This institution was originated in 1899 and is one of the 21 schools and colleges located in San Francisco, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
94
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree are available at San Francisco State University.

San Francisco State University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 94 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Communication and Journalism, Education, and English and Literature. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
80%
The student retention rate at San Francisco State University is high at 80% (above California average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at San Francisco State University is low - 48%. Roughly 7% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at San Francisco State University is a bit disappointing: 26:1. Learn more information regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,200
Average tuition costs are fairly high - about $17,200 per year. The additional fees at San Francisco State University not covered by tuition are approximately $1,000; this makes it a total of $18,200 per year.

Read the details about San Francisco State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
65%
As reported in recent data, 30,096 applications were submitted and 19,569 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to enroll at this school.

This college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score info at San Francisco State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,400
San Francisco State University offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at San Francisco State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
San Francisco State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 2,700 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high, around $7,400 annually.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at San Francisco State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, San Francisco State University appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

San Francisco State University Location and Maps



Post Address: San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132, USA
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