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 San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA

1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

General information:(415)338-1111
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:29,541(25,383 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:25 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,740 $5,014 $6,276 -20%
Out-of-state $15,900 $16,174 $17,436 -7%
Books and supplies $1,734 $1,704 $1,746 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,970 $12,414 $11,028 13%
Other $4,386 $4,344 $4,650 -7%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,970 $12,414 $12,414 0%
Other $4,386 $4,344 $4,650 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,386 $4,344 $4,650 -7%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $22,830 $23,476 $23,700 0%
Off Campus $22,830 $23,476 $25,086 -8%
Off Campus with Family $10,860 $11,062 $12,672 -8%
Out-of-state
On Campus $33,990 $34,636 $34,860 0%
Off Campus $33,990 $34,636 $36,246 -6%
Off Campus with Family $22,020 $22,222 $23,832 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,472
In-state fees $804
Out-of-state tuition $16,632
Out-of-state fees $804
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,738
In-state fee $804
Out-of-state tuition $15,666
Out-of-state fees $804
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 2,277 63% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,643 46% $15,604,891 $9,498
Federal grants 1,402 39% $7,480,813 $5,336
Pell grants 1,396 39% $6,094,385 $4,366
Other federal grants 1,351 37% $1,386,428 $1,026
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,057 29% $2,565,418 $2,427
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,260 35% $5,558,660 $4,412
Student loan aid 1,541 43% $8,124,658 $5,272
Federal student loans 1,534 43% $7,670,228 $5,000
Other student loans 37 1% $454,430 $12,282
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 10,840 43% $91,397,746 $8,432
Pell grants 9,705 39% $40,378,780 $4,161
Federal student loans 9,622 38% $65,116,426 $6,767

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,744 $10,834 $10,397
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,261 $8,186 $8,006
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,013 $10,646 $10,693
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,203 $15,063 $15,048
$75,001 - $110,000 $18,036 $19,087 $19,049
$110,001 and more $18,208 $19,621 $19,958

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 29,541
Undergraduate enrollment 25,383
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 3,163
Graduate enrollment 4,158
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$55

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$55

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 29,395 11,136 18,259
Percent admitted 63% 60% 64%
Percent admitted who enrolled 60% 13% 12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3366 92%
ACT 866 24%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 440 560
SAT Math 450 570
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 18 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 47 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 27-
Basketball 1815
Soccer 2631
Softball -22
Track and Field, Indoor -41
Track and Field, Outdoor -38
Track and Field, X-Country 1316
Volleyball -17
Wrestling 27-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities02/28/1949 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

01/01/1978 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

07/01/1942 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

01/18/1971 - 12/31/2006Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

01/18/1971 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

10/03/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1983 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1963 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession223
Drug law violations5444 39
Liquor law violations10317
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 022
Drug law violations 523635
Liquor law violations 727
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 234
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 232
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 264341
Motor vehicle theft 6108
Arson 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 033
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 122831
Motor vehicle theft 002
Arson 001
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5.2%
Number in default243
Number in repayment4,606

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00115400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies6---
American Indian/Native American Studies1---
American/United States Studies/Civilization10---
Asian-American Studies117--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other112--
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies11---
Women's Studies1---
Category total16119--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry1---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General442--
Category total26042--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General7244--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other1---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General131---
Labor Studies4---
Category total1313244--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism94---
Radio and Television2---
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other1618--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric242---
Category total5438--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science3826--
Category total3826--
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-61--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching3---
Education, General-302--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--11-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education310--
Category total23837411-
Engineering Colleges
Civil Engineering, General47---
Computer Engineering, General2---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering1---
Engineering, General-24--
Mechanical Engineering32---
Category total10124--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Technology/Technician1---
Category total8---
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General9160--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing2---
Rhetoric and Composition920--
Category total265180--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General65---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General35--
Category total1085--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature66--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General63--
Comparative Literature16--
French Language and Literature43--
German Language and Literature11--
Italian Language and Literature21--
Japanese Language and Literature311--
Spanish Language and Literature146--
Category total12337--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist12--
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General3334--
Dietetics/Dietitian44---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General1---
Physical Therapy/Therapist-2-26
Public Health, General-33--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse13460--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-5--
Category total318136-26
History Colleges
History, General830--
Category total12330--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies6---
Category total177---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies3511--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2---
Category total21111--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General1---
Mathematics, General323--
Statistics, General9---
Category total4423--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Behavioral Sciences-13--
Gerontology-18--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other11--
Museology/Museum Studies-21--
Category total1053--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science1---
Category total71---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General13012--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies554--
Category total18516--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies2---
Philosophy313--
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other3---
Category total6413--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General47--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other18--
Geology/Earth Science, General104--
Physics, General1013--
Category total3932--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General542--
Category total38342--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-59--
Social Work3460--
Category total34119--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology22--
Economics, General112--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-1--
Geography69--
International Relations and Affairs118--
Political Science and Government, General616--
Social Sciences, General-2--
Sociology2---
Urban Studies/Affairs40---
Category total55160--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General84--
Dance, General5---
Design and Visual Communications, General1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General35--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies222--
Fine/Studio Arts, General-7--
Industrial and Product Design1---
Interior Design29---
Music Performance, General2711--
Music, General14--
Category total51553--
Grand total17215471126