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San Francisco, California

San Francisco State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into San Francisco State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.5%
Admission Difficulty for San Francisco State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into San Francisco State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate. Last year, 24,327 out of 34,524 applicants were admitted making San Francisco State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. San Francisco State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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San Francisco State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
88%
SAT Scores for San Francisco State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for San Francisco State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to San Francisco State University?

San Francisco State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

San Francisco State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >80%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 70%-80%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 58%-70%
935 to 1030 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 935 Low <45%
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San Francisco State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
27%
ACT Scores for San Francisco State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for San Francisco State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into San Francisco State University?

Admission data indicates that San Francisco State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. 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. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to San Francisco State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

San Francisco State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >80%
21 to 24 Avg + 70%-80%
18 to 21 Avg - 58%-70%
15 to 18 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 15 Low <45%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into San Francisco State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at San Francisco State University was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as San Francisco State University accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted San Francisco State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 22% Good
3.00 to 3.25 26% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 26% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

San Francisco State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 21,457 13,067 34,524
Accepted 15,351 8,976 24,327
Acceptance Rate 72% 69% 70%
Enrolled 2,662 1,661 4,323
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 19% 18%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Nov 30, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2018.

Admission Requirements

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

San Francisco State University Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at San Francisco State University
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.