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San Francisco State University, San Francisco State University

Address: 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132, United States

Description San Francisco State University, San Francisco State University

  • Location: San Francisco, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1899
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: more than 27 000
  • Type of training: mixed.

San Francisco State University (SFSU) was founded in 1899 as an ordinary school, then worked as a public college - the status of the university received only in 1972.

This institution is accredited by the WASC College and University Accreditation Commission. Due to the high level of education, SFSU is in the rankings of the best universities in the United States.

SFSU has a talisman – an alligator, symbolizing strength and resilience.

About 27,000 students study here every year. The teaching staff consists of 683 permanent specialists + about 1000 variables. There are usually fewer than 25 students in a classroom and a student-teacher ratio of 23:1.

The university has several colleges:

  • Humanities, arts
  • business
  • education
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Health, Social Sciences
  • Science and technology
  • Advanced training.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in San Francisco State University, San Francisco State University

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Accommodation, housing and food

SFSU students live in several buildings:

Mansanit Square is a two-story building next to the campus. Second-year and older students live here. Accommodation options and the cost of housing for the year:

  • Studio: 2008$
  • Standard: 1842$
  • Double Deluxe: 1781$
  • Double plus: 1761$
  • Double average apartment: 1730$
  • Single occupancy: 1647$
  • Double standard apartment: 1452$
  • Apartments with double beds: 1235$.

The towers on centennial square are buildings with accommodation for two or three people. Options and cost for 9 months:

  • Double room: 1363-1565$ (depending on the bedrooms - one or two)
  • Triple room: 1184$.

Junior Suites in Towers is a dormitory for first- and second-year students.

  • Double accommodation for 9 months will cost $ 1322.

University Park North is a 24-acre property next to a shopping mall. It is home to students who have received translation, and recently returned to training students.

Price for 9 months:

  • Apartments with furniture (single-double): 1405-1569$
  • Premises without furniture (single-double): 1080-1208$.

South University Park is a residential complex opposite the campus. It is also home to transfer students and those who are recovering from the curriculum.

9 months of stay will cost in:

  • 1569$ in single room
  • 1405$ for double occupancy.

The village on Centennial Square is an apartment community that includes a number of residential communities, a social way of life. On the territory there is a convenience store.

Cost and accommodation options for 9 months:

  • Single apartment: 1666$
  • Double standard: 1472$
  • Double apartment of small size: 1280$.

Mary Park Hall and Mary Ward Hall are freshman dormitories.

  • Double occupancy = 1126$ for 9 months.

All living quarters of the seven dormitories have furniture, plumbing and appliances. The price includes: utilities, laundry, Wi-Fi.

Meal plans for all dormitories:

  • 19 weekly meals + $75 for spending: $488
  • 15 meals per week + $100 for spending: $457
  • 12 meals per week + $ 250 for spending: $ 484.

Events San Francisco State University, San Francisco State University

In his spare time, the student can devote himself to additional development - physical, creative, intellectual. SFSU is famous for its strong sports teams in athletics, football and basketball.

  • Wellness center – sports sections, fitness rooms, Pilates, yoga lessons, etc.
  • Open fields for team games, climbing wall, tennis courts, jogging tracks, etc.
  • Dance lessons
  • Classes in the pool
  • Hiking tours in nature with the program Outdoor Trips
  • Theatre productions
  • Organization and participation in concerts, exhibitions
  • Events of various directions: religious, social, scientific, psychological.

The university actively studies and promotes the topics of sex education, mental and physical health.

Almost every student is a member of one of the many student associations: "Active Minds", "African Students", international women's societies, volunteering and much more.


  • Participation in academic rankings: Forbes, THE WSJ
  • Global and regional rankings: US News & World Report
  • 12th place among the best universities in the United States according to PayScale and CollegeNet
  • One of the top eight universities with a master's program in philosophy
  • The only university in California to offer a bachelor's degree program in technical and professional writing, a master's program in classical literature
  • One of the top 20 universities adopted by the State Bar Association
  • The Film Department is one of the best in the world according to Variety, The Hollywood Recorter
  • Graduates of the Department of Cinema received more than 13 Oscar awards.

Equipment San Francisco State University, San Francisco State University

The territory of the university is divided into 4 blocks: south-east, south-west, north-east, north-west.

Buildings located on SFSU Square:

  • Academic buildings: faculties, scientific laboratories, lecture rooms
  • Residential campuses
  • Conference halls, meeting rooms
  • Medical Center
  • Administrative buildings
  • Children's campus
  • bookshop
  • Student Clubs
  • Sports facilities: fields for team games, gyms, etc.
  • parking.

The SFSU Children's Campus accepts children during their parents' education. Age in groups - from 6 months to 5 years. The center is open monday through Friday from 8:30 to 16:40.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Important dates of the school year:

  • Summer shift: June 1-July 2, July 6-August 6
  • Spring semester: January 19-May 28
  • Spring session: May 17-26
  • Fall semester: August 24-December 11.

In the winter months, calendar holidays and weekends (Saturday, Sunday) students rest.

Additional annual expenses include:

  • Books, consumables – about $ 1200
  • Accommodation, meals – from 8000$
  • Transport – 1100-1500$
  • Personal expenses (mobile communication, clothes, rest, etc.) – from $ 2000
  • Sports activities on campus
  • Children's center (if necessary)
  • Student societies
  • Medical care.

In addition to tuition fees, students spend about $ 30,000 per year.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicants to SFSU undergraduate programs will need:

  • Mandatory preparatory courses with an assessment from C- and above
  • GPA tests – from 2.5 points for residents of California, from 3.0 points – for foreign students
  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Transcripts
  • Student Study Visa for Foreigners
  • SAT/ACT tests – from 3570 and 842 points, respectively
  • TOEFL (from 61 points)/IELTS (from 6.0)/PTE (from 45).

Application dates:

  • Autumn: October 1-December 15
  • Spring: August 1-August 31.

For admission to the magistracy, Russian students will need:

  • Bachelor's, Specialist's, Master's degree
  • Transcripts from former places of study
  • Letters
  • GPA equivalent – GPA should be from B and above
  • TOEFL (from 61 points)/IELTS (from 6.0)/PTE (from 45).
  • Student study visa.

Registration fees will be about $ 280.

Scholarships San Francisco State University, San Francisco State University

Any SFSU pupil can receive financial assistance, is entitled to scholarships and grants.

  • Emergency financial assistance provides a temporary discount on tuition fees
  • Federal grants: Pella grant, additional education
  • State Grants: State University Grant, Cal Grant, Middle Class Scholarship, EOP Grant, Chafee Grant
  • Scholarships based on academic success, active research activities, sports achievements, etc.
  • Loans: direct federal loans, Parent Plus, Graduate Plus, alternative programs of banks.

Basically, all options for financial assistance are a discount or full coverage of tuition fees.

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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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