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San Francisco State University is a public institution situated in San Francisco, California. The city atmosphere of San Francisco makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

$29,561 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
93% Acceptance Rate

Where Is San Francisco State University?


Contact details for SFSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415-338-1111

How Do I Get Into SFSU?

You can apply to SFSU online at:

Admission Requirements for SFSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into SFSU?

93% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
SFSU has the high acceptance rate of 93%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.

Can I Afford San Francisco State University?

$29,561 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SFSU is $29,561. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SFSU, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $5,109 a year. That adds up to $20,436 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SFSU is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

San Francisco State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,629 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,424 undergraduate students at SFSU, with 18,629 being full-time and 4,795 being part-time.


There are also 3,475 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,629 full-time undergraduates at SFSU, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of San Francisco State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,693
Black or African American 1,061
Hispanic or Latino 6,975
White 2,846
International Students 1,335
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,719

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at San Francisco State University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 103 countries are represented at SFSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Japan.

Online Learning at San Francisco State University

14,003 Took All Classes Online
25,188 Took At Least One Class Online
1,330.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 25,188 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SFSU has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of SFSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at San Francisco State University was 1,330.6%. This is the #68 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at SFSU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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