San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University

San Francisco , United States
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 6
    Available Programs
  • 28880
  • 5,742.00
    Average Cost
  • 90
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


The university was founded in 1899 as a state-run normal school for training school teachers, obtaining state college status in 1921 and state university status in 1972. The 141 acre campus is located in the southwest part of the city, less than two miles from the Pacific coast. San Francisco State has 12 varsity athletic teams which compete at the NCAA Division II level, most as members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be qualified to enter a university in their home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school.

Applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency by submitting official TOEFL or IELTS Score Reports.
Minimum Scores Required (Note that some majors may require higher scores):
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Paper-based Test (PBT): 500
Internet-based Test (IBT): 61
IELTS (International English Testing System)
Minimum Overall Score 6.0


Student life

Tour the San Francisco State University campus.