If you are thinking about applying to San Francisco State University, the regular decision application deadline is November 30 and the application fee is $70.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from San Francisco State University by December 20.
|San Francisco State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not even considered|
San Francisco State University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into San Francisco State University is moderately difficult. San Francisco State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, San Francisco State University accepted 84% of all applicants, around 26,431 of the 31,430 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like San Francisco State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to San Francisco State University must submit the following items. Double check with San Francisco State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to San Francisco State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
San Francisco State University doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
San Francisco State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Applicants should hear back by April 1.
Transfer students can enroll in San Francisco State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to San Francisco State University?
Students who are admitted to San Francisco State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does San Francisco State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
San Francisco State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to San Francisco State University?
San Francisco State University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is San Francisco State University's acceptance rate?
San Francisco State University's acceptance rate is 84%.
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How hard is it to get into SF State? SF State is a somewhat selective institution. The SF State acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At SF State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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