San Francisco State University Comparison

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San Francisco State
Location San Francisco, CA
Setting Large City
Enrollment 25,282
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #789
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Team Colors          


San Francisco State
Tuition (In State) $5,742
Tuition (Out of State) $17,622
Room & Board $17,955
Avg Net Price $13,267
Avg Grant Aid $9,830
% Receiving Grant Aid 72%


San Francisco State
Admission Chances Calculate
Applied 29,932
Admitted 28,195
Acceptance Rate 94.2%
Enrolled % 11.8%
Avg High School GPA 3.31
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Extremely Easy
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 16/23
SAT Range 930/1130
Submit Test Scores Not considered for admission, even if submitted (Test Blind)
Application Deadline Nov 30, 2023


San Francisco State
Student to Faculty Ratio 19:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (22%)
  • Social Sciences (9%)
  • Communication (9%)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (9%)
  • Psychology (7%)


San Francisco State
Graduation Rate 46%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $52,600
Making Student Loan Payments 63%
Median Student Loan Debt $17,250
Median Loan Payment $178


San Francisco State
% Men 43%
% Women 57%
Racial Diversity Very High
% White 21%
% Black 5%
% Hispanic 29%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 6%
% International 6%
% Unknown Race 5%


San Francisco State
% In-State 96%
% Out-of-State 1%


San Francisco State
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education IPEDS and College Scorecard