San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State, founded in 1899, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 130-acre campus is located in San Francisco.

Web Site www.sfsu.edu/

Institution Type Public

Coeducational Yes Undergraduate Students 25,938 Women 14,664 (56.5%) Men 11,274 (43.5%) Graduate Students 3,527

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult

Overall Admission Rate 66% of 31,963 applicants were admitted

Early Action Offered No Early Decision Offered No Regular Admission

Deadline November 30

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA 3.22

SAT Math 440-560 range of middle 50% SAT Critical Reading 430-550 range of middle 50%

SAT Writing Not reported

ACT Composite 18-24 range of middle 50%

Selection of Students

Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered

Academic GPA X

Standardized Tests X

Essay X

Extracurricular Activities X

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,648

Out-of-state: $35,808

Tuition and Fees In-state: $6,476

Out-of-state: $17,636

Room and Board $13,434

Average Percent of Need Met 73%

Average Freshman Award $11,564

Average Indebtedness of

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ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System Semester

General Education/Core Curriculum Required

Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 766

Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 5% of classes

10-19 students: 19% of classes 20-29 students: 26% of classes 30-39 students: 17% of classes 40-49 students: 12% of classes 50-99 students: 13% of classes Over 100 students: 7% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

San Francisco Population 825,863

Nearest Metropolitan Area

Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students in College Housing 49% of freshmen, 13% of all students

Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II

Mascot Alligator

Sororities Fraternities

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native 29.9% Asian

5.3% Black/African-American 23.2% Hispanic/Latino

6.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino) 1.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 24.2% White

9.0% Unknown

International Students 7.3%

First-Year Students Returning 83.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years 14.9%

Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported

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FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted

High School Program College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

Subject Required Units Recommended

Units English 4 Mathematics 3 4 Science 2 Foreign Language 2 Social Studies 1 History 1 Academic Electives 1

Examinations

Exam Scores Due inAdmissions Office

SAT or ACT Required January 23

SAT Only ACT Only SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT SAT Subject Tests Only

ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component

Use of SAT/ACT

Essay SAT: Not usedACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office

Address 1600 Holloway Avenue

City, State, Zip San Francisco, CA 94132-1722

Phone (415) 338-6486

Fax

E-mail ugadmit@sfsu.edu

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered No Early Decision Deadline Early Decision

Notification

Early Action Offered No Early Action Deadline

Early Action Notification

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admission

Deadline November 30

Application Fee $55 Application Fee Waiver Available Regular Admission

Notification Not reported Accept Offer of

Admission By May 1 or within 2 weeks ifnotified after May 1 Waiting List Used No

Defer Admission Student cannot defer admission Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted

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Application Form

Common Application Not accepted Universal College

Application Not accepted

Electronic Application Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview Not required

Essay or Personal Statement Letters of Recommendation Other

Financial Need Financial need is not a

consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered

Rigor of Secondary School Record X

Academic GPA X Standardized Tests X Class Rank X Recommendations X Essay X Interview X

Level of Applicant's Interest X

Extracurricular Activities X

Volunteer Work X

Particular Talent/Ability X

Character/Personal Qualities X

First Generation to Attend College X

State Residency X

Geographic Residence X

Relation with Alumnus X

Religious Affiliation/ Commitment X

Ethnicity X

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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Admission Rates

Overall Admission Rate 66% of 31,963 applicants were admitted

Women 68% of 19,731 applicants were admitted

Men 63% of 12,232 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled 5,673 (27%) of 21,087 admitted students enrolled

Women 3,404 (25%) of 13,440 admitted students enrolled

Men 2,269 (30%) of 7,647 admitted students enrolled

Early Decision Admission Rate Early Action Admission Rate

Students Offered Wait List

Students Accepting Wait List Position Students Admitted From Wait List

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math 440-560 range of middle 50%

Score of 700 - 800 1% Score of 600 - 700 13% Score of 500 - 600 38% Score of 400 - 500 39% Score of 300 - 400 9% Score of 200 - 300 1%

SAT Critical Reading 430-550 range of middle 50% Score of 700 - 800 1% Score of 600 - 700 11% Score of 500 - 600 36% Score of 400 - 500 39% Score of 300 - 400 12% Score of 200 - 300 1%

SAT Writing Not reported

Score of 700 - 800 % Score of 600 - 700 % Score of 500 - 600 % Score of 400 - 500 % Score of 300 - 400 % Score of 200 - 300 %

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA 3.22 3.75 and Above 9% 3.50 - 3.74 16% 3.25 - 3.49 21% 3.00 - 3.24 27% 2.50 - 2.99 25% 2.00 - 2.49 2%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite 18-24 range of middle 50% Score of 30 - 36 2% Score of 24 - 29 25% Score of 18 - 23 55% Score of 12 - 17 19% Score of 6 - 11 1% Score of 5 or Below 0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank

National Merit Scholar Not reported Valedictorian Not reported Class President Not reported Student Gov. Officer Not reported

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TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,648 Out-of-state: $35,808 Tuition and Fees In-state: $6,476

Out-of-state: $17,636

Room and Board $13,434

Books and Supplies $1,860

Other Expenses $2,878

Payment Plans Credit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office

E-mail finaid@sfsu.edu

Web Site Financial Aid Web Site

Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline

Award Notification On a rolling basis beginning April 15

Method for Awarding

Institutional Aid Federal Methodology

Forms Required Cost to File

PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen

Financial Aid Applicants 3,127 (83.3%) of freshmen Found to Have Need 2,741 (87.7%) of applicants Received Financial Aid 2,691 (98.2%) of applicants with

financial need

Need Fully Met 836 (31.1%) of aid recipients Avg. Pct. of Need Met 73%

Average Award $11,564

Need-Based Gift Received by 2,592 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,239

Need-Based

Self-Help Received by 2,594 (96.4%) of aidrecipients, average amount $5,093

Merit-Based Gift Received by 197 (7.3%) of aid recipients

Merit-Based Gift 25 (.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,890

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants 16,688 (77.6%) of undergraduates

Found to Have Need 15,007 (69.8%) of applicants Received Financial Aid 14,734 (98.2%) of applicants with

financial need

Need Fully Met 3,784 (25.7%) of aid recipients Avg. Pct. of Need Met 72%

Average Award $11,297

Need-Based Gift Received by 14,326 (97.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,236

Need-Based

Self-Help Received by 14,114 (95.8%) ofaid recipients, average amount $5,265

Merit-Based Gift Received by 579 (3.9%) of aid recipients

Merit-Based Gift 261 (1.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,738

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PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID - continued

Borrowing

2014 Graduates Who Took Out Loans 48%

Average Indebtedness of 2014 Graduates $22,741

Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans

Parents of Students Receiving Aid Not reported

Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid Not reported

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans

Federal Loans Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans

State Loans Other Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships Non-Need-Based

Available Academic scholarships, Athletic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/ Achievement Award Areas

Not reported

Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Not reported Creative Arts/

Performance Award Areas

Not reported

Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Not reported Special Achievements/

Activities Award Areas Not reported Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

Money Awarded) Not reported Special Characteristics

Award Areas Not reported

Number of Awards Not reported Top Areas (By

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FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS - continued

Employment

Work-Study Programs Federal work study available Average Earnings from

On-Campus Employment

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Academic Calendar System Semester

Summer Session Offered

General Catalog/Bulletin Online Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors

Accounting

African-American/Black Studies

American Indian/Native American Studies American/United States Studies/Civilization Anthropology

Applied Mathematics, General Art/Art Studies, General Asian-American Studies Astronomy

Astrophysics

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General Biochemistry

Biological and Physical Sciences Biology/Biological Sciences, General Botany/Plant Biology

Business Administration and Management, General Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology

Chemistry, General

Chinese Language and Literature Civil Engineering, General

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General

Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Comparative Literature

Computer Engineering, General Computer Science

Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management Creative Writing

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Dance, General

Design and Visual Communications, General Dietetics/Dietitian

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Early Childhood Education and Teaching Ecology

Economics, General

Electrical and Electronics Engineering English Language and Literature, General Environmental Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Film/Cinema/Video Studies Finance, General

French Language and Literature Geography

Geology/Earth Science, General German Language and Literature

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies

History, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Industrial and Product Design Information Science/Studies Interior Design

International Business/Trade/Commerce International Relations and Affairs Italian Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Jewish/Judaic Studies

Journalism

Kinesiology and Exercise Science Labor and Industrial Relations

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marketing/Marketing Management, General Mathematics, General

Mechanical Engineering

Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Molecular Biology

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Music Performance, General Music, General

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Philosophy

Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Physical Sciences

Physics, General

Political Science and Government, General Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

Psychology, General Radio and Television

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Social Work

Sociology

Spanish Language and Literature Speech Communication and Rhetoric Statistics, General

Urban Studies/Affairs Women's Studies Zoology/Animal Biology

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION - continued

Most Popular Disciplines Business/marketing, Social sciences,

Communication/journalism, Visual and performing arts Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs None

Special Programs Double major, Honors program, Independent study,

Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships, Washington semester

Study Abroad Offered

Online Degrees Not reported

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/Core Curriculum Required

Computer Not required

Foreign Language Required

Math/Science Required for all students

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International Baccalaureate Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations Accepted for placement and credit

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FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty 766

Part-Time Faculty 913

Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree 80%

Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 5% of classes

10-19 students: 19% of classes 20-29 students: 26% of classes 30-39 students: 17% of classes 40-49 students: 12% of classes 50-99 students: 13% of classes Over 100 students: 7% of classes

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size 2-9 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs 10-19 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs 20-29 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs 30-39 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs 40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs 50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries

Library Available on Campus Yes

Holdings

Computing

Computer Ownership Students not required to own/lease a computer

Computers Available on Campus 1700

Internet/E-mail Access Not reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial Instruction Offered

Tutoring Available

Services for Learning Disabled Students Available

Services for Physically Disabled Students Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Counseling, Professional Science Master's, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

Accounting

Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing Adult Education Anthropology Archaeology Art History Art/Fine Arts Asian-American Studies Astronomy Biochemistry

Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General Biotechnology

Business Administration and Management--General Cell Biology Chemistry Chinese Classics Clinical Psychology Communication Disorders Community Health Nursing Comparative Literature Computer Science Counseling Psychology Counselor Education

Criminal Justice and Criminology Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Studies Developmental Biology Developmental Psychology Early Childhood Education Ecology

Economics Education--General

Educational Leadership and Administration Educational Media/Instructional Technology Elementary Education

Energy and Power Engineering

Engineering and Applied Sciences--General

English

English Education

English as a Second Language Environmental Management and Policy Ethnic Studies

Exercise and Sports Science Family Nurse Practitioner Studies Family and Consumer Sciences-General Film, Television, and Video Production Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism Finance and Banking

French

Geographic Information Systems Geography Geosciences German Gerontology Health Education History Humanities Industrial Design

Industrial and Manufacturing Management Industrial and Organizational Psychology International Affairs

Italian Japanese

Kinesiology and Movement Studies Legal and Justice Studies Leisure Studies Linguistics

Management Information Systems Marine Biology

Marine Sciences Marketing

Marriage and Family Therapy Mathematics Mathematics Education Media Studies Microbiology Molecular Biology Museum Studies Music Music Education Natural Resources Nonprofit Management Nursing Education

Nursing and Healthcare Administration Nursing--General Pediatric Nursing Philosophy Physics Physiology Political Science Psychology--General Public Administration Public Health--General Public Policy Quantitative Analysis Reading Education

Recreation and Park Management Rehabilitation Counseling School Psychology Secondary Education Social Psychology Social Work Software Engineering Spanish Special Education

Speech and Interpersonal Communication Sustainability Management

Theater

Travel and Tourism Women's Health Nursing Women's Studies Writing

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION - continued

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

Early Childhood Education Education--General

Educational Leadership and Administration Physical Therapy

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LOCATION AND SETTING

San Francisco Population 825,863 Nearest Metropolitan

Area

Environment Very large city

Campus Size 142 acres

Weather

Temperature 45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September

Rain 63 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map

Nearest Airport 10 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco

Nearest Bus Station San Francisco

Nearest Train Station 30 mile(s) from campus in Oakland

HOUSING

College Housing College offers housing to students

Types of Housing Coed dorms, women's dorms, married student apartments,

single student apartments, disabled student housing

Students in College Housing 49% of freshmen, 13% of all students

Housing Requirements

Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting 87%

Off-Campus Housing Assistance Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

SECURITY

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices Available

24-Hour Security Patrols Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances Available

PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Health Service Offered

Personal Counseling Offered

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SPORTS AND RECREATION

Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II

Mascot Alligator

School Colors Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sport

WOMEN MEN

Offered Scholarships Given Offered Scholarships Given

Baseball x x

Basketball x x x x

Cross-Country Running x x x x

Soccer x x x x

Softball x x

Track And Field x x

Volleyball x x

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SPORTS AND RECREATION - continued

Club Sports

Women's Club Sports Men's Club Sports

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Activities and

Organizations choral groups, concert band, dance, drama theatre, literary magazine, music ensembles, music theatre,opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station

Sororities Fraternities

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STUDENT BODY

Coeducational Yes All Undergraduates 25,938 Women 14,664 (56.5%) Men 11,274 (43.5%) Full-Time Undergraduates 21,713

Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native 29.9% Asian

5.3% Black/African-American 23.2% Hispanic/Latino

6.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino) 1.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 24.2% White

9.0% Unknown

International Students 7.3%

Average Age 23

All Graduate Students 3,527

UNDERGRADUATE RETENTION AND GRADUATION

First-Year Students Returning 83.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years 14.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years 39.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years 50.0%

AFTER GRADUATION

Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported

Average Starting Salary Not reported

Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported

Disciplines Pursued Not reported

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