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Colleges / San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%

About SF State

San Francisco State University is a public, state university in the city of San Francisco, California. SF State was founded in 1899. The college currently enrolls around 32,662 students per year, including 21,868 undergraduates.

SF State Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into SF State. Around 91% of applicants get into SF State each year. In 2021, 28,151 out of 30,966 total applicants were accepted.

San Francisco State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests

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San Francisco State University is located in the city of San Francisco, California,.

If you want to see SF State for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 280 to San Francisco, or book a flight to the nearest airport, San Francisco International.

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College Info

1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132-1722

Campus Setting: Urban

SF State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SF State is Nov 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SF State is Nov 30.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SF State is like? There are approximately 32,662 students enrolled at SF State, including 21,868 undergraduate students and 10,794 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from CA and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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