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.
We continually create opportunities for you to discover your unique path in life. With 73 degrees and more than 500 courses that combine learning with real-world experience, it’s no wonder our University’s motto is “Experientia Docet,” or experience teaches. At San Francisco State University, you’ll put your passion into action.
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research (IR) at San Francisco State University is to provide information, data and analysis in a timely manner to better inform decision making at all levels of the University and to satisfy external reporting requirements and needs.
San Francisco State was ranked in the top 25 for U.S. universities on Payscale and CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index. That means we’re among the best at making it affordable for our students to graduate and obtain good-paying jobs. Our graduates are now leaders in fields from journalism, creative writing and film to technology, science, business, government and education.
For freshmen and sophomores, SFSU has two traditional residence halls, Mary Park and Mary Ward halls. Apartment living is available for upper-division and graduate students in the new state-of-the-art The Village at Centennial Square. Additional accomodations are available to students at nearby Stonestown and Park Merced apartments, as well as on Treasure Island and in the Presidio.
The mission of the J. Paul Leonard Library is to empower its University constituency with lifelong learning skills to identify, find, evaluate, use and communicate information in promotion of excellence in scholarship, knowledge and understanding.
Academic Technology is here to support faculty, students and staff wherever teaching and learning, and increasingly research and community service, touch technology. Give us a call, send us a text, drop us an email, or come by our service points in the Library to discuss your needs and goals. We will support you.
Our world-class academics, vibrant campus life and unique urban setting draw students from across California, the nation and the world. Take our virtual tour and see for yourself.
The new Mashouf Wellness Center offers activities, recreation and a wellness program. It’s already a major campus social hub. The San Francisco State Gators compete in the NCAA II, CCAA and RMAC conferences with both women’s and men’s athletic teams.
SF State is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.