San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University, also called SFSU, is one of California State University’s 23 public ally owned and operated universities, based in San Francisco, California. As a comprehensive institution, it provides a variety of undergraduate programs (about 120), as well as about 100 Master’s and Doctoral degrees, including doctorates in Education and Physical Therapy.

The university is divided into six colleges, including Business, Health and Social Sciences, Education, Science and Engineering, and Liberal and Creative Arts, as well as an additional College of Extended Learning. Students’ classes at San Francisco State are spread over semesters.

The U.S. News and World Report placed the university as the West’s 50th best university for its master’s programs and 8th in the country for its amount of transfer students. Out of the 112 Western Universities, USNWR named SF State as the 10th most diverse school.

Through its College of Extended Learning, San Francisco State University offers a variety of online courses and programs. Currently, SFSU's selection of online degree programs is limited.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (415) 338-1111
Address: 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 25,000+ undergrad, 4,100+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition N/A
Out-of-State Tuition $ 11,232
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Hospitality Administration Management
Labor Studies
Communication and Journalism
Radio and Television
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration
General Science Teacher Education
School Counseling and Guidance Services
Technology and Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
General Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering- related Fields
Industrial Technology Technician
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African-american Black Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
American Indian Native American Studies
Asian-american Studies
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american Studies
Women's Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Health Services Allied Health Health Sciences
Physical Therapy Therapist
Public Health
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Counselor
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Safety Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Museology Museum Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish Judaic Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences
Geology Earth Science
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Urban Studies Affairs
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