The Best & Worst

Location
San Francisco, CA
Undergrads
22,510
Tuition (in-state)
$18,098 ($6,440)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    San Francisco and its diversity
  2. 2
    Stuff to do in between classes (arcade/pool tables/reading rooms)
  3. 3
    Ease of getting an on-campus job
  4. 4
    Free BART shuttle to and from campus
  5. 5
    Late-night dining options like the on-campus Village Market & Pizza is open until 3 a.m.; plus, Subway sandwiches are available late, too.
  6. 6
    Amount of tutoring services and diversity of classes available
  7. 7
    Great facilities like the student pub (serves alcoholic beverages), Student Health Services, 24-hour Library Annex, Francis Ford Coppola Theater, Cox Stadium track and soccer field, Community Involvement Center (CIC), and greenhouse
  8. 8
    Small campus, easily walkable/close to ocean and public transit, lush landscape
  9. 9
    Organizations, Greek life, free concerts at the Depot, and sustainable community events
  10. 10
    Accessible professors; open-minded faculty and staff; leading broadcast and communications department

Facts & Statistics

Knowledgeable Professors
87% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
57% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
57% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
82% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
91% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 9% of students transfer out.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-73% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Rising tuition costs, high cost of both on-campus and off-campus housing; CSU budget cuts
  2. 2
    Impacted classes
  3. 3
    Construction
  4. 4
    Unpredictable weather, often foggy and windy
  5. 5
    Limited parking and unreliable public transportation; no bikes or skating on campus
  6. 6
    Difficult to make friends on a commuter campus
  7. 7
    Minimal support for campus athletics
  8. 8
    Very long lines for food and books
  9. 9
    No smoking, except in a few designated smoking areas
  10. 10
    Quality of on-campus food

Facts & Statistics

Expensive to Just Get By
69% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $7,404.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $12,414.
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