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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love the professors. Love the variety of classes offered.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been numerous reports about sexual misconducts on campus my first year of college. at least 4.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There's a variety, so it's not all bad. great place to make friends

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's present but not really vibrant. People know they exist but they aren't all that

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I just completed my first year at SFSU and it wasn't too shabby. As I did not take an in depth visit to this school prior to enrolling, I did not really know what to expect. Few cons, (to me): it is a commuter school, so it's not really a community like feeling which I'd love, also, a lot of the majors (most, actually) are impacted, which means it's very hard to get into. Same with classes in general, they're really hard to get. However, I've had great experiences with my professors which trumps most of those cons.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe, but there are incidents that happen. We always get notice and are informed. There are also services and help if you get attacked. There's also police escorts if you feel unsafe walking at night.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life here isn't huge. It's growing, but slowly. I'm in a Panhellenic sorority, one of the 3. But there are a ton of other national and local options. We have way more greek orgs than people realize, but they're small.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports aren't huge here, but there are options for people who want to participate. Current gym is okay, but an amazing new one is currently being built.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a great area to live in, but very expensive. I'm involved in an org so that's my favorite thing about being here. It can be hard to get into classes for impacted majors.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Many incidents have happened over the past two years that I have been here, but every student gets notified when something happens so that we are aware of it. However, there have been a lot of sexual assault happening which can give a bad reputation to this school and it is up to all of us to help make this school a better and safer environment for all. The health clinic is always always available which is another great aspect.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience with my courses and professors has been one of the best at this university. I thought that coming to college was going to be scary and nerverecking, but my professors worked really hard in order to help all of us succeed and pass all of our classes. They seem very passionate in what they teach and that makes the class environment a much better one for all students. Only down side of this school is that it's very competitive and classes get full quick, but the class styles are pretty great.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from any school is the same. People have placed higher titles on degrees from UCB or Stanford, yet, a degree whether it is a BA or MA will always look good on anyone no matter what school they got it from. The importance of obtaining a degree is that one worked so hard to get it.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus so I would not know. I wish I would have experienced living on campus, but money was the issue.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't quite know about the Greek life on campus. However, joining a sorority or fraternity is not as bad as people make it seem. You need to be open minded, outgoing and friendly in order to make it in. Clubs, organizations and sororities are a great way to make new friendships, unite as a community and support one another. I believe San Francisco state has many great clubs that have brought people together!

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are seen around campus but they are not as big as other univeristies like UCLA or Stanford. However, many people join them because they are passionate towards a specific sport. There are a lot of people who are in the soccer, basketball and volleyball teams both male and female. Otis always great to see student involvement in sports and clubs at San Francisco state.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: During my junior year in high school, I was hesitant to know where I was going to end up in the future. I thought for so long that I was going to be apart from my family, but my parents did not want me to leave them so we looked at local schools. My overall experience here at San Francisco State has been somewhat adaptable. I love the diversity here on campus and knowing that they offer a lot of help and tutoring makes me proud. I have learned to love this school because it has helped me grow and meet so many wonderful people. Most of my professors have been awesome role models and I do not regret attending here.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I've only lived in the Village Apartments, but they are the best of housing. Up to 5 people per apartment, full kitchen, 2 baths, and a living room. Rent is decent for San Francisco, considering it includes water, electricity, cable, and a required meal plan. The bedrooms are adequately spacious for 2 maybe 3 people. There are laundry rooms on site that cost extra, which is unfortunate considering what we're paying on top of housing and tuition, but they go out of order a lot or students will break the machines. Overall it's been great.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I think other reviewers of SFSU are only looking at the negatives of the school. It's not the most spirited, nor does it have a great social scene, but it really is beautiful and laid back. Also remember that you're right next to downtown where all the social happenings really are. If you're motivated and willing to ask for help, SFSU can be an enjoyable experience.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: As a Division II school, nobody feels any motivation to attend sporting events. Football is nonexistent and the other sports, basketball, baseball, volleyball, wrestling, and track, are just mediocre. They try to get the student body interested in attending and supporting, but results are slim. It's a shame because the facilities look decent.

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel so unsafe at SF State, anything can happen

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors seem uninterested in what they teach. Students are paying so much yet we get treated like slaves and are told to do tedious work that won'y even help us in life. I've encountered so many mean professors and they bury us in homework and then ask us if we did anything fun for the weekend, it's like no I was doing your homework. I've gotten way too much stress.

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: You have to do everything on your own. no one helps

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's way too expensive and it's old

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not aware of the greek life on campus

2 College Freshman

Athletics: I can't say I'm proud to go to this school. I can't represent

1 person found this useful Report
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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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