San Francisco, CA
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$18,098 ($6,440)
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Reviews 2152 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Academics: I am just doing the core requirement at the moment and exploring the different classes to see what my interests are. The workload is fair, facilities are clean, curriculum is well organized, internships/job opportunities require you to work /put effort to find.

4 College Junior

Academics: The academics offered at my school consists of business, computer science, english, communication, arts, biology, nursing and mathetics. Workload is manageable, however to do well requires sacrifice in social life.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I do occasionally meet some very good professors and some very bad ones. The variety of courses offered in my opinion is sort of limited, the class sizes are normally over-maximum compatibility for the very popular majors. The quality of the course are okay it could get better.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have seen many career fairs each year at our campus, there is alway aid from advisors for students who are searching for careers/internships.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: There is the student center to ask for help and that's where i go often to make sure the financial aid process goes smoothly. I think asking advisers for advice on scholarships /financial aid would help.

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College Junior

Majors: I've never had an internship yet. yes I do have concerns about finding an internship because i'm planning to major in statistics and I am not sure if there is that many internships available for me. I am worried about the competitions as well.

College Junior

Majors: I'm not sure what program you are referring to but the difficulties i encountered was basically choosing what major i would do during college.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I havn't heard of any campus crimes so far, so safety is pretty well, I do see some polices from time to time so I feel quite safe. We have alarms as well for protection.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The costs are expensive living in SF, the convenience depends on how much money you have, the availability is sorta slim and so that causes students to live further away from campus. The parking is mediocre, I havn't seen anything bad happen so safety is pretty good.

College Junior

Nightlife: I am not a nightlife person, I don't enjoy parties or crowded areas so I haven't attended any nor have ive heard that it exists in our school.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most guys at my school are gentlemen like in terms of holding doors open for ladies to go through. Guys looks are average, they dress very plain like tshirts and jeans, they seem rather quiet and most look independent. Girls on the other hand seem to put alot of effort dressing up/ dressing cute/sexy to school despite the weather is super cold. They seem to be interested in guys and attention, they seem a lot more outgoing than boys.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The food is great however the cost is a bit too high for one single meal. Off campus dining options are like Mcdonalds, Chipotle, Olive Garden, The Great Steak, and more. It's very convenient because its takes around 8 minutes to walk over from the campus, some places offer a small discount and there are lots of variety's to choose from.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The campus seems to be pretty diverse with different races, however there are still a lot more Caucasians dominating the University. Students here are very open with diversity, sexual orientation, religion, and differences in economic background.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Student life on campus varies depending on the weather, during sunny days many students enjoy laying on the grass tanning, studying and talking with friends. The school library looks very modern and has four floors. The atmosphere in the library is comfortable, warm, and quiet.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are many free events, convenient for students

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3 College Senior

Diversity: Missing information on other areas but I have to say that SFSU is one of the more diverse schools I have attended thus far, however, seeing as I'm missing information on other categories I cannot say the diversity is great, but from what I know it's pretty great.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, if in the event I feel that I am in danger I can call for an escort or call campus police, and the students are generally helpful and supportive of those who have suffered a sexual assault. I have no hesitation in saying if a sexual assault were to occur within the proximity of another student, that help would come and there would be no bystanders for that kind of ordeal.

College Senior

Campus Dining: I normally don't eat at campus, or haven't eaten on campus for a while since I tend to pack my own lunch, or I go out on occasion with other friends to eat, most of the time they cook.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I can say from my time at San Francisco State University, there were a number of professors who have changed my life and my point of view with regard to my path in the future. It is to say that they were a lot more memorable than my years prior to college and I enjoyed my time learning about new things, experiences, perspectives, even the art of debating with or against a professor about points of views, so long as we had our facts. Large classrooms proved to be a challenge when you wanted to get closer to your professor, but smaller classrooms did provide the maximum amount of attention and care for the students needs when asked. Overall it is a great experience.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The career prospects are a little better than the ones provided at community colleges, the career center does direct you to various other options, and the staff and counselors are friendly and clear on their instructions to you regarding this subject. Even the department head will do all in their power to assist you with finding a job.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Despite knowing the varying distances and prices due to friends living off campus, I myself have not lived off campus but can speculate that it seems pretty reasonable in standards. Otherwise I cannot give a proper detailed response on this matter.

College Senior

Nightlife: I'm not much of a party person after my first semester, I found out I was more of a relax at a quiet place and discuss books with a few friends kind of person . I know that parties exist, which bars are in range and what distance, but for anything in depth and detail I have to say I'm a bit clueless on that.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I love San Francisco, there's always something to see in the city which makes me understand why its so expensive to live here, though at times there are areas where I would rather steer clear of it I enjoy my experience in San Francisco.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I only lived on campus for 1 year and then started commuting from home due to some difficulties dealing with my own roommate and the lack of rule enforcement regarding the rowdy members who would blast music in the Mary Ward Dorm late at night, where sometimes you would wander out on floor 4 and sometimes you would smell someone smoking a drug, overall the Mary Ward dorm experience was terrible for me. However, I spent time over at my friend's doom in the Towers and the environment change as well as the dorm space was very different, much cleaner, mild mannered, gave more privacy, and overall was a much nicer experience. The dorm distance from classes I have nothing to complain about in that aspect.


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Courtnee Rizzo
Rocklin, CA
Grad Year
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During their first year at San Francisco State, many students may be saddened and lonely, as it may seem hard to find the right social group outright. But when it is finally time to leave for good, the tears are sure to come flowing. With so much one can explore and experience within the seven-mile stretch of San Francisco, SFSU offers much more than what other universities and areas offer in longer mile stretches. The trendy piercing/tattoo shops of Haight Street, the tourism of Powell, the swell relaxation and jogging atmosphere of Embarcadero—they all combine to create an experience unlike any other city. The majority of students would still choose to go to SFSU rather than transfer or go to another school, mainly due to the culture.

San Francisco is one of the rare places where just about anyone who spends time in the city can at some point reach within themselves and find an aspect that runs parallel with the city. Even as a commuter student, one is sure to be able to soak up the fog and feel out the city. Take a moment to revel in all you have seen and heard. The experience is there—a growth from lowly student to man or woman.

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