San Francisco State University Top Questions

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Alex

I don't think so, really. The school has a pretty good mix of people. There are more protests than school activities, though.

Katherine

I think there are alot of liberal students who are active on the campus. I think there are many asian american students in the college of business since it is the most useful major.

James

In my eyes, this is somewhat accurate. The reason, I believe, is because this school is such a large commuter school. I feel that if many more people lived on campus there would be a greater emphasis on school pride and collectivism.

regina

there is a good percentage of students on academic probation. but there is also a good percentage who excel and who work hard.

Andy

To some extent yes. It is hard to meet people, and when you mention that fact you people respond - because it's a commuter school.

Blake

n/a

Albert

yes

Tate

Yes

Alex

Some what

Kelly

Not sure

Cameron

There are many types of people

Bevan

seems like it

Cody

No. I've been at this school for 4 years and have experienced first hand the quality of education, especially within the business department. The teachers are academic scholars, have real world experience in their field, as well as have a passion to teach.

KJ

ofcourse not.

christine

Definitely not. We do have students that march to their own beat but by all means that adds character. The students which attend SFSU come from a diverse background, we have people from all walks of life.

Andy

I do not think so.

Andy

I do not think so.

Casey

1) Yes, SFSU's business courses are hard to get and is overfilled. 2) Some of SFSU's students are slackers, but there are also many great hard-working students as well.

Justine

These stereotypes are inaccurate. Not all students are very liberal; while I am sure that the student population in San Francisco may be considered more liberal than that of a population outside the Bay Area, we all hold our own views--some conservative and some liberal and some a mix of the two. The only caution, however, is to be more aware of the classes and their content before you sign up for any class that may deal with such political views if you are not completely open to / receptive of other views. For example, there is a Variations in Sexuality class that focused more on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender studies than any other variation (such as straight!); this class is offered as a Segment 3 class in General Education. While it is not mandatory, it provides a good example of maintaining awareness of the topic and the environment/area in which it is being taught. As for the stereotype of CSU students in general, there are many smart and talented students who attend CSUs strictly for financial reasons/constraints; many of these students could have easily been admitted to a UC school.

Carson

I think the bay area itself is liberal

Robin

I think we get this stereotype because some people end up in SFSU because they couldn't get into any UC

Harper

yes

Jessie

i dont know...at least i dont hear any gun shot or fighting on campus.

Nancy

From my prospective, the collefe of business is a great aspect for SFSU. The students come from all background are very diverse in knowledge, culture and experiences.

Jefferson

Somewhat

Aurelia

yes

Kendall

Somewhat, I personally don't believe on the academic aspect. I attended Univeristy of California, Davis for almost 2 years, and I felt the professors here at SFSU are much more approachable and are very knowledgeable in their field of expertise.

ron

Most of them are not.

david

yes

Jesse

I do live in SF... However, not all students do...

Rory

Not totally true since there are students that are struggling with classes. On top of that, I don't feel SFSU business program is that bad as some outsiders think.

Gene

somehow but it's not true for everyone

Toby

yes

Kendall

I don't really know of stereotypes for SFSU.

candice

Yes.

Eric

Yes, these stereotypes es are quite true. Since people come and go, its hard to meet people. And classes are hard to get.

Jay

Mostly.

Harper

no

Brian

No, I know many hard working and brilliant students at SFSU.

Misha

Not for everyone obviously, but we probably do have a disproportionate amount of liberals and vegans than the average university.

Philip

Yes

Brett

Half and Half. There are still a lot of students don't have to work and go to school full-time.

Shawn

Not accurate. I have met people with low GPA and high GPA.

Sam

The students are diverse but that does offer a great experience

Chris

The foundations of the stereotypes are accurate.It is largely a commuter school though more people are staying closer to the campus now. There are so many people that it is hard to feel a sense of community but it is improving, even in the 3 years I have been enrolled. As a Jewish person there is a lot of controversy but I don't feel like I can't practice openly, the community never holds me back.

Casey

Every stereotype has a small grain of truth to it. In general, we are liberal, but all different types of people go to school here. Yes, even foreigners and homosexuals...

Kyle

Yes

Charlie

A lot of the time, sure.

Linda

Not really. SFSU has a lot of diverse ethnics and social groups. Some students are international or come from So Cal or different states which creates great variation of character and backround. Students probably party outside of school since San Francisco does have a great night life, but it shouldn't be a generalization. I'm sure there are party people somewhere at any school you find.

Pat

The demographics of SFSU are quite varied, so it's impossible to pigeonhole any group of people at SFSU, which rules out the 1st and 3rd stereotypes. The 2nd is true however, SFSU has a very culturally and ethnically diverse student body.

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