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San Francisco, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$6,270 ($1,238)
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5 College Junior

Student Body: Love that there is a huge diversity on campus and that bring cultural knowledge from all over the globe together.

3 College Junior

Student Body: Students typically go to class and then go to work or go home. The student body is fairly diverse, you can see just about any type of person there, from old to young. Keep in mind that this would not be the school for someone expecting to have a campus social life.

3 College Sophomore

Student Body: You will make friends at this school. I'm not a very social person but I ended up making a few new friends anyway because City College of San Francisco ,focuses heavily on teamwork, esp. when it comes to projects. And the Assisting Learning Center suggests that students study in groups when attending tutoring sessions or workshops

2 College Junior

Student Body: Many students are here because they don't know what they want to do. This can drag down the class over all. As you get into more specific classes, it gets a little better and your classmates are more dedicated to learning.

5 College Senior

Student Body: Super diverse, and teachers encourage people to be thoughtful and inclusive when sharing in class. Feels like a safe place


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 295th
    Best Social Interaction
  • 1505th
    Smartest Students
  • 1597th
    Friendliest Students
  • 1669th
    Most Career-Oriented Students
  • 1673rd
    Most Outgoing Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

It is hard to describe the average student at City College of San Francisco because there simply isn't a single average type! There is a large group of high school graduates who are waiting to transfer to four-year colleges, but there is an equally large group of students who are in transition, either linguistically and culturally as new immigrants learning English, or professionally as people reconfiguring their career paths. Other types of students include retirees taking classes for enrichment and university graduates taking courses in preparation for their master's degree application. You can find people of every ethnicity, culture, and political leaning. The list is endless, and almost everyone at City College has a story.  

A large number of students at City College are also underprivileged. There are full-time working students, single mothers, and students who have not been to school in more than 20 years. There is also a significant number of veterans at City College. In a city that boasts of its multicultural and liberal heritage, City College of San Francisco is a very interesting cross section, bringing people from diverse backgrounds together and giving them a common bond for intellectual, cultural, and interpersonal exchange.  

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Student Diversity
African American: 9%
Asian American: 33%
Hispanic: 21%
International: 3%
Native American: 0%
White: 26%
Unknown: 4%
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 22%
20-21: 22%
22-24: 21%
25+: 33%
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
  • New York
Typical Peers
It is hard to talk about a "typical" peer at City College. There are so many different kinds of people with different backgrounds. Most students at City College, however, are open and friendly. They are often happy to offer help to other students, although their attitudes towards studying and school can vary quite a bit depending on the individual.
Athletic Division
community college
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
Men Playing Varsity Sports
193 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
135 - 3%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Student Organizations
In general, students form informal organizations at City College based on their own interests and majors. There are many active student groups for new students to choose from; from gardening to business management, every student will be able to find a group where his or her interest will be met by others with the same enthusiasm. The Associate Student is a larger, more well-known organization that deals with improving students' educational experiences at City College. AS functions as a voice for other students.
ROTC Programs
Army ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Air Force ROTC: No

Student Polls

I would say students at my school are    Based on 124 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Career-oriented
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Outgoing
  • Smart

How much social and academic interaction is there between students?    Based on 116 responses

  • 4% No interaction. My classes are all online or the students at my school are there to learn and then go home.
  • 53% Some interaction, but it's mostly in the classroom.
  • 43% A lot of interaction. Students participate in clubs, study together, and hang out.


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