San Francisco State Admission RequirementsSan Francisco, California
Chances of getting into San Francisco State University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into San Francisco State and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #77 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 25,550 out of 35,606 applicants were admitted making San Francisco State a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. San Francisco State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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San Francisco State SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT90%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #58 in California for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1160 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1055 to 1160||Avg +||72%-81%|
|950 to 1055||Avg -||60%-72%|
|845 to 950||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 845||Low||<47%|
San Francisco State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT25%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into San Francisco State?
Admission data indicates that San Francisco State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #63 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to San Francisco State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>81%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||72%-81%|
|17 to 20||Avg -||60%-72%|
|14 to 17||Reach||47%-60%|
|Less than 14||Low||<47%|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
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. The school ranks #71 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as San Francisco State accepts 72% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||18%||17%|
Applications were DueNov 30, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Nov 30, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to San Francisco State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
90% of students submit their SAT scores to San Francisco State. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
72% of those who apply are granted admission to San Francisco State. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1160. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.