San Francisco State University

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University Information

Location: San Francisco, California
Founded: 1899
Undergraduate Students: 25 891
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public research institution
Website: www.sfsu.edu

About the University

San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco StateSF State and SFSU) is a public research university located in San Francisco, California, United States. As part of the 23-campus California State University system, the university offers 118 different Bachelor's degrees.

The university's academic colleges are:

  • Liberal and Creative Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Health and Social Sciences
  • Science and Engineering

In addition, the university has a College of Extended Learning.

Nearly 300 clubs and organizations help students explore their interests and connect with others. The Associated Students, SF State's student government, supports a first-class child care program, low-cost health insurance and a legal resource center. In addition, many fraternities and sororities are active on campus.

SF State is an arts and culture center, with hundreds of workshops, guest lectures and exhibits held throughout the year. Events and exhibits feature the work of students and faculty members as well as professionals from outside the University community.

-Excerpt from San Francisco States University's website.

Minimum TOEFL/IELTS Score

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

As a J-1 exchange student, you are required to purchase the CSU Ascension Insurance Plan regardless of any other health insurance you may already have. Confirmation of enrollment may be sent to exchange@sfsu.edu

Cost: $144.50

CHARTIS is not accepted at SFSU.

Housing

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  If you are interested in living on-campus, please go to Housing and Dining Programs website.

Cost: $11,190-$16,206 per year* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: SFSU provides a lot of ressources for students wishing to live off-campus.

SF State Off-campus Housing Board

Please note that SF State University Housing does not endorse or recommend any of the websites or information you may find while using the housing board.

 Off Campus Housing Board

Roommate Finders

These websites may help you find a roommate. Please note that SF State University Housing does not endorse or recommend any of the websites or information you may find while using these resources.

Roommate Finder

Roommates.com

Apartment Complexes

SF State is adjacent to several apartment complexes. Here's a list of apartment complexes sorted by distance to the campus, including their contact information and individual Web pages. Please note that SF State University Housing does not endorse or recommend any of the websites or information you may find while using these resources.

Parkmerced

www.parkmerced.com/studentliving
Contact: 415 405-4600

3711 19th Ave San Francisco CA 94132
(Approx. 0.2 mi/0.3 km to SF State)

Westlake Village Apartments

www.westlakevillageapts.com 
Contact: 650-755-1313
331 Park Plaza Drive, Daly City
(Approx. 2.4 mi/3.9 km to SF State)

Lakewood Apartments

http://www.lakewoodatlakemerced.com/
Contact: 415-586-0100
515 John Muir Drive, San Francisco
(Approx. 2.9 mi/4.7 km to SF State)

Serra Commons Apartments

www.serracommons.com

Contact: 650-756-1405
1580 Southgate Ave, Daly City
(Approx. 3.4 mi/5.5 km to SF State)

Soma Residences

www.somaresidences.com 
Contact: 415-864-7368
1045 Mission St, San Francisco
(Approx. 8.6 mi/14 km to SF State)

USA Student Residences

www.usastudentresidences.com/ 
Contact: 415-359-9042
711 Post Street, San Francisco
(Approx. 10.3 mi/16.48 km to SF State)

Paramount Housing

www.sfohousing.com 
Contact: 415-773-2070
240 O'Farrell St. San Francisco
(Approx. 10.9 mi/17.6 km to SF State)

Villages at Treasure Island

http://www.thevillagesattreasureisland.com/index.html
Contact: 415-345-4400
410 Palm Ave. Bldg. 1 Suite 168, San Francisco
(Approx. 12 mi/19 km to SF State)

Average Student Budget

The average budget per month is: $900+ 

Financial Resources

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $8,500.00 per semester.