San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University, located in one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities, is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. In the global arena, SF State ranks fourth in the nation among master’s institutions that host international students and ranks first among U.S. universities for the number of students who study abroad for an academic year. With a diverse range of students from almost every state and nearly 100 countries, the University community is a perfect setting for learning to succeed in a pluralistic society and global economy. In fact, our campus was ranked third among all U.S. universities for diversity by the Wall Street Journal.
Ever since it was established in 1899 as a teacher-training school, SF State has been known for its commitment to excellent teaching. Students work closely with senior professors and other instructors from freshman year through graduation. Trained in some of the finest institutions in the world, faculty members include winners of prestigious teaching awards, cutting-edge researchers, and professionals devoted to solving community problems.
Student life is continually growing at SF State with various ways for students to get involved on campus. Nearly 220 student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, help students explore their interests and network with student peers, faculty, staff and alumni. The Associated Students, SF State’s student government, offers leadership opportunities, programs and services to enhance the student experience. Students can get involved in Campus Recreation by forming an intramural team, joining a sports club or participating in open rec.