San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University


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Recent Reviews

myra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I love attending San Francisco State. I was able to move away from home to a really nice and diverse city. The peopl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I love attending San Francisco State. I was able to move away from home to a really nice and diverse city. The people here are extremely friendly and I was able to make a great friend group. This school really isn't the place if you're looking for a party school. Although they do have parties you're going to need to know people who throw them in order to find out or if a friend lets you know.

Joanna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college can be both predictable and unpredictable. It's easy to get around and meet a ton of new people. It is common to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This college can be both predictable and unpredictable. It's easy to get around and meet a ton of new people. It is common to see them while you are walking to your class or spontaneously run into them at the library. It may be a safe campus but that doesn't mean there are no threats. Robbery and burglary are starting to get common. Hopefully, it'll end soon.

Abigail
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's alright. The school itself is big. The services and staff are not too helpful. But the classes are very interesting. The...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's alright. The school itself is big. The services and staff are not too helpful. But the classes are very interesting. There isn't much good food. And it's expensive.....It's San Fransisco. Consider using the bus and BART.

Kristina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

San Francisco State is a very welcoming campus, it is also mainly a commuter campus because the housing costs are so expensi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

San Francisco State is a very welcoming campus, it is also mainly a commuter campus because the housing costs are so expensive, I love my classes I feel like the teachers are very down to earth and understanding. At San Francisco State students are encouraged to join clubs, sports, and get involved, the campus itself is also very nice there are a lot of options to go get food and the scenery is beautiful with a big lawn that people lay on when it get's hot and lots of flowers and trees. I enjoy going to San Fransisco State, one downside may be the cost of living and the weather is very gloomy at times. If you live in the bay area it is a great choice if you also want to live at home and take bart. They make it easier for commuters by giving you a clipper card with a 50% discount. Overall, SFSU is a great choice and one of the best schools in the bay area.

Brian
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here, this new environment is amazing. The views are really nice, things are pretty close so you don't have to trav...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here, this new environment is amazing. The views are really nice, things are pretty close so you don't have to travel much. If you come here, you won't regret it especially if you happen to live on campus. People here are super chill so you won't really find any problems here.

Dennrielle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

San Francisco State University is a great college with many resources at your fingertips. Professors maintain their office ho...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

San Francisco State University is a great college with many resources at your fingertips. Professors maintain their office hours and highly encourage their students to come to their office hours regardless of the type of assistance they need whether it be a small question or writing help. Though some classrooms are quite small, it allows for students to really grasp what they are learning being so close to the professor. With the bigger lecture halls, it seems as though it may be difficult to properly learn in such a wide space, professors often open class discussions and reserve some class time for any questions or clarifications on a specific point. While on-campus housing seems more convenient for those who are from far distances, the dorms feel detached from the campus itself. Though homely, it still has a large walking distance between the dorm and the classes which may be inconvenient for physically challenged students. SFSU offers off-campus housing which requires commute by bus, which again feels too detached from the "college life," and feels more like work rather than a proper college experience. There is a wide variety of choices of food to choose from, however, meal plans only include 3 locations on campus. Students may get tired easily of going to the same three places constantly, but unfortunately cannot eat more than they are given due to the limitations set by the meal plan. After eating, it is typical to make a trip to the restroom. The restrooms are cleaned regularly so there are rarely ever cleanliness problems, though the toilets are sometimes difficult to flush and the sink water in some building have a peculiar smell. In terms of extracurricular activities, there are many, but they are not well promoted. At the beginning of each semester, clubs have booths where they promote themselves and recruit new members. Other than that, during the rest of the semester it is unknown what is going on in school. Occasionally they are flyers and students spreading the words about events within their club, but not many put in the effort to get involved in extracurriculars. Fortunately enough, after a long day of class, there is a mall connected to the edge of campus, merely walking distance away which is a great place to relax and hang out with friends. Aside from that, right across from the mall there is access to a train station where students can take a short ride to downtown San Francisco where they can explore the city and enjoy the scenic view of the Golden Gate Bridge, go shopping in the larger-than-life outlets, or have a nice meal out of the variety of restaurants. Overall, SFSU is a decent school with their pros and cons here and there, but excels in resources and academics, and offers a selection of activities to do if you are willing to commute. The classrooms are not the best and the restrooms facilities are less than adequate, but the on or off campus housing are sufficient enough. This school deserves four stars because though it is great, it could be better.

Erika
What is your overall opinion of this school?

San Francisco State University teaches you how to be a responsible adult. it is easy to fall behind, but the system challenge...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

San Francisco State University teaches you how to be a responsible adult. it is easy to fall behind, but the system challenges you to get your life together. The campus has a ton of resources that you must have to figure out on your own, which takes up a lot of time, but when there is a will, there is a way. Overall, SFSU is a great campus and there are definitely a ton of opportunities (academically and professionally) if you are open to them!

A.
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great timing with classes as an undergraduate. Classes are too late for graduate students, although, it is understandable why...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great timing with classes as an undergraduate. Classes are too late for graduate students, although, it is understandable why they are late. I wish they take into consideration our commute time, too.

James
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very welcoming atmosphere. The weather is a big downer though, especially if you’re not from the Bay Area. It is mostly cloud...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very welcoming atmosphere. The weather is a big downer though, especially if you’re not from the Bay Area. It is mostly cloudy but it’s something a cozy sweater could fix. Facilities are nice and the campus layout is really easy to get to recognize.

Paige
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really do enjoy my time at San Francisco State University. I have had only amazing professors and I have met great people. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really do enjoy my time at San Francisco State University. I have had only amazing professors and I have met great people. The campus is super easy to access and it is near housing options. My one problem with it is the cost, which I can barely afford with the loans and jobs I have.

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  • Enrollment
  • 25,945
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $6,484
  • Acceptance rate
  • 68%

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