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Colleges / San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%

About SF State

San Francisco State University is a public, state college in the city of San Francisco, California. SF State was founded in 1899. The college enrolls around 27,075 students a year, including 24,025 undergrads.

SF State Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into SF State. In 2022, SF State accepted 84% of applicants. In 2022, 31,430 students applied to SF State and 26,431 were admitted.

San Francisco State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional May require tests

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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San Francisco State University is locatedin the city of San Francisco, California,.

If you are interested in seeing SF State for yourself, 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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SF State is like? There are approximately 27,075 students enrolled at SF State, including 24,025 undergraduate students and 3,050 graduate students. 83% 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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