SF State is on a 142-acre campus in the urban setting of San Francisco, California.
SF State has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? SF State has fraternities and sororities.
The SF State community comes together each year for Cultural/Activities Fair, Associated Students Craft Fair and Campus Health Fairs.
This table offers information on housing at SF State.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||2%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||98%|
SF State offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most SF State students live off campus. In 2022, 2% of undergrads at SF State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 98% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SF State. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
SF State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At SF State 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 SF State:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
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 SF State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
SF State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit SF State, take Highway 280 to San Francisco, CA. If you need to fly, book your flight to San Francisco International airport.
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Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore SF State's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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