About City College of San Francisco

Founded in 1935, City College of San Francisco. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 21,189 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The City College of San Francisco Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 546 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at City College of San Francisco include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CCSF are considered , with ,5% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at City College of San Francisco.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    19 Students rated on-campus housing 2.6 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    15 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    21 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    22 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    22 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    21 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    21 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    22 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

City College of San Francisco REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of City College of San Francisco?

25 Students rated City College of San Francisco

Cyuaka - 06/09/2021

The 'Free City' program is incomparable. There are multiple campus locations which is great depending on where the student lives in relation to location. Sometimes, registration can be frustrating, but staff members are available to help. There are many opportunities in this community college to engage in extracurricular activities, but San Francisco is a busy city itself, a short public transit ride away, and full of opportunities to engage in community.

Jeffrey - 10/29/2020

Two words. Free Tuition. The City College of San Francisco, or City as we call it here in San Francisco is one of the most inexpensive Community Colleges in the United States. Upside to being in the best city in the world, the downside is the cold you will have to face arriving on campus. Low 50s and foggy weather are your enemies so be prepared to face them head on.

Hanna May - 09/28/2020

Enrolling as a freshman online student due to the pandemic, and also being an out-of-state student, my opinion is based only on my experiences with the online learning system the school provides. However, I must say that this school really prioritizes not only my academics but also my personal life. They took the time to understand my living situation and constructed an educational plan with me that not only will help in my transfer to a 4-year college in the future but also was manageable to do while juggling personal life as well.

christopher - 03/20/2020

From my experience, City College of San Francisco is a place where you can get things done on your own time and with careful planning and signing up for things on time, you work school into whatever schedule you have. Classes can range from extremely easy to extremely hard depending on your professor. 99% of the classes are manageable and are taught at a reasonable level. Extremely good return on investment regardless if you live in the city and don't pay anything or you live outside the city. I recommend going to City College of San Francisco if you have no idea where you want to go or if you just want to save money.

City College of San Francisco FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at City College of San Francisco?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for City College of San Francisco is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself that college is hard, so don't slack off now. Senior year will prepared you for college. It teachs you that even though you have freedom, you need to be responsible for your actions. So do your homework and always remember that you won't get what you truly want if you take the easy way out.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are generally friendly, stylish, actively engaged in their education, outspoken, and accepting of different cultures, lifestyles, and individuals.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    One of the best womens college, and one of the well known liberal arts school in california that has tremendous amount of resources to offer students.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing possible about my school is that their is alot of classes getting cut.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my college would be that there are resources for you to use all over campus.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would've known more about different types of scholarships and that many things have deadlines to them (i.e.- scholarships, grants, financial aid, etc). The main thing I'm worried about is the expenses that college bring and how will I be able to pay for my classes and required school materials. I also wish I would've known about the different courses taught at my school, and what classes are required of me to take.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone is able to attend City College of San Francisco. The campus is open to those who have and who do not have an educational plan for college. Also, many individuals that attend CCSF juggle a full time job while attending school in order to save up for when they transfer to a four year university. Other individuals that attend CCSF are newly graduated students from High School and also older adults ranging from their twenties to their sixties. It is safe to say that CCSF is open to having anyone that is focused and committed, to attend their campus.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People shouldn't attend to this school because many of them don?t want to take it seriously and they just want to be with their friends. Also they shouldn't attend because they waist other peoples times and that is not fair for others. Even though, there are many of us that have part time because we have other responsibility. In addition, people shouldn't attend because they just are in school because of their parents or guardian. However, many people don't have the capacity to keep studding base on the economy that they are going through life .

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Let my friends know City College has a wonderful transfer program.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The College that i will be attending this upcoming spring 2010 is a prestigious private school founded in Oakland. Due to the fact that it is a private school i am having trouble getting complete coverage of tuition. Although i have recieved a generous amount of grants and scholoarships, i am still short. I am currently unemployed and have no means of covering the cost for spring 2010, so that has been one of the most frustrating situation i am faced with.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    City College of San Francisco is best known for having a committed and knowledgeable faculty. When one thinks of community college they may not have such a positive outlook in its education, yet in reality, community college allows the individual to become more familiar with "college life" and gives the person a different perception with what they might have originally thought of about a 2-year college. The faculty truely cares about its students and focuses on helping each student succeed in their individual goals. The faculty is passionate towards their careers and also their students.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    City College of San Francisco is unique because it has many different campuses throughout San Francisco, which is very convenient for all people who would like to attend a college in San Francisco. Other schools that I had considered where UC's but unfortunately, going to a UC is very expensive unlike CCSF, which is very affordable. I get a wonderful education and work towards my goal of transferring to a UC after achieving my AA degree.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    There are many options.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are many.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I am happy with my choice.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?


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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

55% of students attending City College of San Francisco receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 2% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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