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SF State Student Life

San Francisco State University is on a 142-acre campus in an urban setting in San Francisco, California. There are many activities and organizations for San Francisco State University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

San Francisco State University also has fraternities and sororities.

San Francisco State University students' favorite campus traditions are Cultural/Activities Fair, Associated Students Craft Fair and Campus Health Fairs.

Does San Francisco State University Offer Student Housing?

San Francisco State University offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most San Francisco State University students live off campus. In 2021, 2% of undergrads at San Francisco State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 98% of students lived off-campus or commuted to San Francisco State University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

San Francisco State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

San Francisco State University Athletics

At San Francisco State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at San Francisco State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at San Francisco State University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

San Francisco State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The San Francisco State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

San Francisco State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to San Francisco State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit San Francisco State University, take Highway 280 to San Francisco, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to San Francisco International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in California you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore San Francisco State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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SF State Students

57%

Women

43%

Men

83%

Full Time

17%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

35%

25%

15%

7%

6%

5%

5%

1%

0.16%

Undergraduate Students

24,025

Graduate Students

3,050

Non-Resident / International Students

1,573

SF State Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

27,075

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

84%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,006

Out-of-State

$18,886

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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