Admissions at San Francisco State University

Welcome to San Francisco State University, where all are welcome. No matter where you’re from, what you’ve learned or who you think you’ll be, we’re ready to be the next chapter in your story.

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At SF State, we champion equity and community inclusion to ignite the power of education for all so you can go on to thrive in a global society.


Find Your Major

Wherever your story leads, SF State is dedicated to empowering you to pursue your educational dreams bravely, confidently and passionately.

  • Bachelor’s degrees in 82 academic areas with an additional 41 areas of concentration 

  • Master’s degrees in 63 academic areas with an additional 32 areas of concentration 

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership with two concentrations 

  • Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in special education 

  • Clinical doctorate of physical therapy (D.P.T.), jointly with UC San Francisco 

  • 13 credential programs and 54 certificate programs 

Ever since it was established in 1899 as a teacher training school, SF State has been known for its commitment to educational excellence. 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. 

Learn more about undergraduate academics.


How to Apply

Nearly 24,000 students enroll each year, and every day our network of more than 293,000 graduates contributes to the economic, cultural and civic life of the Bay Area and beyond.  

Find your next steps and become a new Gator!

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

We believe that money shouldn’t come between you and a great education. SF State is ranked in the top 25 for U.S. universities on CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index, continuously working to make education affordable and help students graduate and find good-paying jobs.

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Tuition and Aid

Learn more about tuition + aid at SF State →


Visit SF State

Explore the beauty of the SF State campus through guided tours from student ambassadors.

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Our students are like no others. They are diverse in every sense of the word. They bring their rich lives into the classroom and contribute so that we all learn from each other.

Susanna Jones
Professor of Social Work
Faculty Director, First-Year Experience


Already Admitted?

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Accept your admission offer, learn about orientation, explore housing and more!

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