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Colleges / San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

SF State Academics

San Francisco State University requires a minimum of 120 units to complete a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, San Francisco State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 54% of students who start college at San Francisco State University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: San Francisco State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At San Francisco State University?

San Francisco State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with San Francisco State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at San Francisco State University

When choosing a major, San Francisco State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at San Francisco State University.San Francisco State University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. San Francisco State University false.San Francisco State University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.


Frequently Asked Questions About San Francisco State University


Does San Francisco State University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

🟨 Check with San Francisco State University directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.

Does San Francisco State University Offer Online Classes?

✅ San Francisco State University true for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does San Francisco State University Give AP Credit?

✅ San Francisco State University true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does San Francisco State University Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at San Francisco State University, check with the school directly. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at San Francisco State University.

Does San Francisco State University Require Internships?

❌ San Francisco State University does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While San Francisco State University does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.


Additional Information About San Francisco State University


San Francisco State University Library

The main library on campus is the J. Paul Leonard Library.

Dual Degree Programs at San Francisco State University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

San Francisco State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does San Francisco State University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

San Francisco State University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at San Francisco State University include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

32,662

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

91%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,413

Out-of-State

$20,293

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Nov 30
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