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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live off-campus in my own apartment. I had to research and find apartments myself; however, there are lots of available options depending on what and where you want. Some are convenient by public transport, but not always walking distance to school. The cost is very high, and I do not even live in San Francisco. The manager of the complex is kind, but the other people working in the office are not. It is rather safe in my neighborhood. The parking is included in my rent, and we have visitor parking as well.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Within walking distance to campus, there are not many options besides in the mall. It is cheap and typically quick, but it is mall food and often fast food. If you are willing to venture out further, there are tons of places to eat, but that is not too close to campus.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: There were no issues in the past with my financial aid. Once I turned everything required in, the wait was not long to get my financial aid. Disbursement also came on time.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I wish there were more variety in the foods and restaurants we have on campus. I often will eat at the same places and get sick of it because they are all similar as well. I also wish there were more inexpensive options.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I usually, if not always, feel personally safe whenever I'm on campus. I come during the afternoons mostly, when there are a lot of people from all over walking to class or other places.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Since not all students are qualified for grants, one should always look for scholarships available on Fastweb, Niche, SF State's Student Center, etc. to help pay for tuition. Don't be like me because I was lazy and didn't apply for any at all, leaving me with having to take out loans for my whole first year.

No one's really going to bug you to actively and continuously apply (unless you're regularly meeting up with a counselor or something), so at any given chance, be on the lookout for those opportunities on your own! Only accept the school's student loan offers as a last resort.

Any other questions can be brought to the Financial Aid office at the Student Service building. I found it helpful to ask for a few clarifications there.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am still in the process of finding an off campus house. The only places I can find are really pricey.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: School food is school food. Cafeteria food is what you get. I'm jut thankful I can feed myself, however its a lot of money.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: This is a commuter school, so places to hang out involve you being social and knowing people personally (which is more fun anyways).

4 College Freshman

Administration: They don't make our lives hard, they just want to protect us.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living in San Francisco, and the social aspect of living in Mary Ward Halls is an amazing experience, however, the space that you are paying to live in is a lot, but its understandable living in this expensive city.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's cool, better and interesting parties off campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: SF has great food, pricey but worth the value!

3 College Freshman

Administration: Strict about fiscal, visiting and parking otherwise great!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's okay, campus resources aren't organized.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food is very artificial and meal plans expensive.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus dorms are okay, it is convenient but expensive.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Very expensive and no variety!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The mall is a short walk from campus. It has the food court and few restaurants outside. Chipotle is a nice one to have as well as the Panda Express.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is very strict on drugs and alcohol on campus. There are designated smoking areas strategically placed in areas that don't effect people who are bothered by it.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied for financial aid my two first years of college and was offered the same options both years which was nice. I recommend applying for the FAFSA ASAP.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are very repetitive. It's not always the most tasty but will do. I love the salad bar and the amount of options they have! Ike's is the best! Cafe Rosso is perfect for a quick lunch and Natural Sensations has delicious smoothies and bagel sandwiches. The prices of foods are completely reasonable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The two bedroom dorms are awesome if you get lucky with great roommates! They aren't as sociable as other dorms but making friends in college is easy considering everyone else living here is in the same situation as I am. The cost is expensive and I personally think it is higher than should be due to some of the problems that I had to deal with such as mice and broken air conditioning. I really do like how the dorms are close to the center of campus.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: A bit expensive but affordable

4 College Student

Campus Food: there are a lot of options to choose from

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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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