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San Francisco State - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


San Francisco State

San Francisco State

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San Francisco State Description:

Founded in 1899, San Francisco State University takes pride in the diversity of its student body. 67% of undergraduates are students of color. Students come from 94 countries, and the school enrolls more international students than any other master's degree-granting university in the U.S. San Francisco State offers 115 bachelor's and 95 master's programs. The 142-acre urban campus gives students ready access to the dining and cultural attractions of the city. In athletics, the San Francisco State Gators compete in the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association. SFS is one of the 23 Cal State schools.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 30,500 (26,449 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Scholarships for San Francisco State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,440 (in-state); $18,098 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,754 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,414
  • Other Expenses: $4,772
  • Total Cost: $25,380 (in-state); $37,038 (out-of-state)

San Francisco State Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 68%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 51%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,090
    • Loans: $5,395

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, English, Film Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology, Radio and Television, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 9%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Data Source:

San Francisco State Mission Statement:

mission statement can be found on the San Francisco State University website here

"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."

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