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San Francisco State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into San Francisco State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 23,841 out of 35,122 applicants or 68% were admitted making San Francisco State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 21,758 13,364 35,122
Accepted 15,262 8,579 23,841
Acceptance Rate 70% 64% 68%
Enrolled 2,597 1,679 4,276
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 18%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to San Francisco State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that San Francisco State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to San Francisco State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 940 1160
SAT Reading 470 590
SAT Math 470 570
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT English 16 24
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >78%
21 to 24 Avg + 68%-78%
18 to 21 Avg - 56%-68%
15 to 18 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 15 Low <42%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >78%
1050 to 1160 Avg + 68%-78%
940 to 1050 Avg - 56%-68%
830 to 940 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 830 Low <42%

Estimated GPA Requirements

San Francisco State University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to San Francisco State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122597 IPEDS survey data for San Francisco State University.