San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University


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Recent Reviews

Wendy
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Professors are very passionate and want their students to improve. I have not had a professor who I have felt as if they didn...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Professors are very passionate and want their students to improve. I have not had a professor who I have felt as if they didn't want their students to pass and understand their course. The downside of the University would be how expensive it is, I had to move out of the dorms due to it being so expensive.

Anisa
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“ Hey, what school did you get into?” All of my fellow classmates were going around asking about college acceptances. Even th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

“ Hey, what school did you get into?” All of my fellow classmates were going around asking about college acceptances. Even the faculty participated in this event where in class we were asked to say what colleges we were going to attend in the Fall. Little did I know, there were socially accepted answers to this question. My fellow classmates proudly stated their colleges from UC’s to Ivy leagues. Because Lowell High School students have a reputation of being the best academically so this should also be reflected in the college they attend. I wasn’t necessarily the best student. Despite my grades being average, it didn’t reach the marks of my overachieving classmates. When I told others the name of my college, San Francisco State University, I was given a look followed by “ What school are you going to transfer to?” Mediocre. Commuter school. Community college. These are some of the associations that come to mind when people think about San Francisco State. I originally had that same mindset of my fellow peers. However, after attending and graduating, I realized that State is unfairly labeled. S.F State is a university that is conscientious of students where our needs come first. There is a newly remolded library complete with a lounge, café and study rooms with white boards. It was my central meeting place for group projects and study sessions. I would frequently grab an iced gator (mascot theme coffee) and head to the library. On campus we also have pool tables, an arcade and even a pub! There are many activities for students taking a study break or to reduce stress from classes. Although all of the activities on campus are commendable, the most lauded characteristic is the professors. The instructors want each and every student to not only understand material but also develop a passion for the subject. Even when classes fill auditoriums, the professor attempts to get to know students on a personal level. I remember in my biology class one of our assignments was to write an introductory paper. One day I went to office hours and she said my name. I was so surprised! I can’t think of any other University that is set on putting a face behind assignments and test scores. It is easy to overlook San Francisco State due to the many well-known Universities in the area. Many are quick to judge the quality of education that Francisco State university has to offer. In my experience, San Francisco state is an amazing university that strives to create an environment with students in mind.

Fatima
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San Francisco, overall is an amazing city to mature in. The city life forces you to immerse into the different cultures and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

San Francisco, overall is an amazing city to mature in. The city life forces you to immerse into the different cultures and everyone is accepting on who you are. San Francisco State University carries an abundance of diversity and I have definitely met my long time best friends in this university. Your time at this university is not determined by getting straight A's but definitely by your involvement in student ran organizations and the community you build.

Aurelia
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Studied at SFSU for one year as an international student (France). Loved it, people are very politically active and culturall...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Studied at SFSU for one year as an international student (France). Loved it, people are very politically active and culturally aware and open-minded about everyone. Lots of international students and different cultures are celebrated. Food on campus is okay. Housing is very expensive. Teachers are nice and available to help always, but classes are very easy and I did not find them to be challenging. A few activities are offered on campus but as an international student I was disappointed by the lack of school spirit. Very few sports games and people don't care about them. No parties on campus at all. There's a few sororities & frats but they dont seem to have much of an impact on school life, I barely saw them during the year apart from when they were recruiting and tabling at the quad. Major plus for SFSU tho is it being in San Francisco, an incredible, gorgeous, lively, open-minded, colorful, beautiful city!

Stephanie
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Liberal school.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Liberal school.

Guadalupe
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SFSU is a pretty good school for those who wish to be independent and want an easy going campus life. There are parties to go...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SFSU is a pretty good school for those who wish to be independent and want an easy going campus life. There are parties to go to if that is your thing and if you don't want to go party then that's good too. You can find all types of people to befriend. Also, if you're LGBTQ+ and are tired of having to be in the closet, then this would be a good school to attend. It is a very accepting campus community and has a good amount of organizations and clubs to join.

Phung
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Overall, San Francisco State University is a good school. I commute to school everyday like most of the students here since t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, San Francisco State University is a good school. I commute to school everyday like most of the students here since this is a commuter school. I feel fairly safe but security at night can be improved. And the courses and professors are good. I've enjoyed all the classes I've taken so far. I give my school 3 stars.

mimi
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I am currently a Junior at San Francisco State University majoring in B.S -Visual Communication Design, otherwise known as Gr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currently a Junior at San Francisco State University majoring in B.S -Visual Communication Design, otherwise known as Graphic Design. Before taking Upper Division courses for that major, each student must enroll and pass all of the Design prerequisites. When I first entered this major, I was excited to learn more about design as a subject, career, and its culture. Although the design classes are pretty big(35 students), I have to give certain professors that I have chosen for my prerequisites for an average rating. Some of them tend to be unclear and boring with their instructions. In other words, we are on our own most of the time. Therefore, we have to go online and search for sources on how to use a certain tool properly in the Adobe Creative Suite. For housing, if you are a transfer student and want to live on campus, you will be randomly placed at an apartment with random roommates in the University Park South or University Park North community. I initially lived at University Park North. Frankly, I did not enjoy my stay at that apartment. It was small and my roommates had certain habits that drove me nuts such as smoking in the rooms, partying, and having sex in the apartment with random men they found on social dating apps. I then moved to University Park South where the community was much more peaceful, had a bigger space, and nicer roommates. They even have a quad that all of the residents share. If you decide to move due to a roommate conflict, you only have 48 hours to move, which I found ridiculous because we all have to study, do homework, etc.. you know the drill. All in all, if you like the party environment, I would recommend UPN. If you need a more quiet environment, I recommend UPS. As for food, the food on campus is not good and can get tiring, I recommend cooking your own food or buy lunch at the mall Campus Safety has been an issue lately. We recently had a couple of bomb threats on campus, theft, residential burglaries (mainly), campus rape/ assault, and reckless driving around the area. To prevent this, make sure to lock all doors of your apartment. As people said earlier, SFSU isn't known for sports or school pride. However, we do have soccer. For extracurricular activities, if you are a design major and you are looking to expand your knowledge on design or would like to know more about design as a career, I recommend joining, design guild, AIGA, or IDSA (Depends on what design major you are).

myra
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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
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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.

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

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