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San Francisco State University Review

San Francisco, CA, 1600 Holloway Ave
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture B+
Facilities B+
Activities and Groups B+
B+
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San Francisco State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 30,256 students and offering 157 degrees in San Francisco, CA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at San Francisco State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
1,678 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
11
Art Studies
118
3
Chinese Language and Literature
25
8
Communication Sciences and Disorders
44
25
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
27
Creative Writing
51
Curriculum and Instruction
1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
112
1
Education
141
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
19
10
English Language and Literature
171
19
English/language Arts Teacher Education
8
French Language and Literature
13
5
German Language and Literature
5
1
Health and Physical Education/fitness
254
11
Italian Language and Literature
4
1
Japanese Language and Literature
12
5
Liberal Arts
146
Rhetoric and Composition
0
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
6
Spanish Language and Literature
22
2
Special Education and Teaching
67
12
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
296
8
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
9
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education
4
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
1,519 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
51
Business Administration and Management
1,241
132
Economics
49
11
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
27
8
Labor and Industrial Relations
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
1,328 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
21
American Indian/native American Studies
3
American/united States Studies/civilization
4
Anthropology
71
3
Asian-American Studies
18
7
Behavioral Sciences
10
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
5
Comparative Literature
3
6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
15
16
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/chicano Studies
28
History
108
31
Humanities/humanistic Studies
20
5
International Relations and Affairs
124
6
Jewish/judaic Studies
0
Labor Studies
9
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
3
0
Museology/museum Studies
12
Philosophy
41
37
Philosophy and Religious Studies
7
Political Science
94
10
Psychology
282
47
Public Administration
37
Social Sciences
0
0
Social Work
23
30
Sociology
160
Urban Studies/affairs
28
Women's Studies
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
666 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
57
Biology
359
53
Chemistry
38
10
Geography
53
10
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
6
7
Geology/earth Science
9
0
Marine Sciences
1
Mathematics
16
15
Natural Sciences
0
Physics
13
9
Statistics
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Healthcare
632 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
0
0
26
Dietetics/dietitian
40
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
6
Gerontology
5
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences
179
Physical Therapy/therapist
0
39
Public Health
21
Registered Nurse
239
68
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Communication and Media
299 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications
39
Journalism
62
Radio and Television
3
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
184
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
293 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
138
0
Dance
16
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
39
8
Film/cinema/video Studies
0
16
Fine Arts
4
Interior Design
30
Music
11
1
Music Performance
14
8
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Engineering
273 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biomedical Sciences
13
Civil Engineering
64
Computer Engineering
16
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
28
Engineering
26
Environmental Science
43
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
4
Industrial and Product Design
24
Industrial Technology/technician
0
Mechanical Engineering
55
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Legal and Law
246 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice
246
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Hospitality
167 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
127
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
37
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Computer Technology
72 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
55
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
59 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
59
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 6 Reviews
Alumni
English, Class of 1976

SFSU has always offered courses in education and other practical subjects, like metalwork, drafting, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Social Work, Class of 1978

The Social Work program was excellent

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English/Creative Writing, Class of 1990

Then? That was 1986 - 1990. I don't remember much of anything, except for lottos workshop talk about how hard it was to have a "career" as a writer.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cellular and molecular biology, Class of 2013

iLearn online learning tools Career fairs twice a semester Internship and volunteer opportunities

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 6 Reviews
Alumni
English, Class of 1976

It's a commuter school so not much social life on campus, but everyone takes their studies seriously.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2009

it's pretty interesting giving diverse SF culture; many many student organizations, but relatively not developed fraternity culture

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Social Work, Class of 1978

Diversified, friendly. SW program was small so you ran into the same groups of people

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English/Creative Writing, Class of 1990

At that time, SFSU was considered a "commuter school" for people who were older than normal college age. Not very many people lived on campus -- there wasn't much of a campus culture in that sense. There was a big racial and ethnic variety, and a wide age range. Political awareness and involvement. This was a long time ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Lighting design, Class of 1988

mixed bag of commuter students

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cellular and molecular biology, Class of 2013

Very laid back, considered a "commuter school" not much of a student body and very little students participating in on campus activites

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 6 Reviews
Alumni
English, Class of 1976

About standard. SFSU is doing some upgrading now.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2009

labs, new library, health center, but some buildings and classrooms are outdated. some are new.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA Social Work, Class of 1978

Don't remember using computer labs (if there were any). Didn't live in the dorms.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English/Creative Writing, Class of 1990

I have no idea now. They've remodeled and expanded everything since I was there. When I was there, not everyone used a computer -- a lot of people still used a typewriter.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cellular and molecular biology, Class of 2013

Some classrooms were outdated but we're currently being remodeled. The brand new library is fantastic! The dining services were pretty good and the dorms were subpar, as dorms tend to be

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 6 Reviews
Alumni
History, Class of 2009

I liked IEEC - international educational exchange council

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English/Creative Writing, Class of 1990

Beats the hell out of me.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cellular and molecular biology, Class of 2013

Lots of science and animal related clubs.

Rated January 2016
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