For the most part, students on campus seem to have the consensus that the teachers at San Francisco State are inspiring and kind. Generally speaking, most students seem to have had a large number of teachers who have really influenced the way they see the world. There are so many different experimental courses to take, like the ever-popular "Psych and Behavior of Asian Americans," "Human Sexuality," and "Oceanography." And with more than 100 majors to choose from, the schedules never get boring or repetitive.
Teachers at SFSU really spend the extra time and give the extra effort to make sure their students understand the information and how it can influence a future career. All kinds of tutoring services and workshops can be found on campus, and all of them are offered for free. The overall mentality is that success is not measured in letter grades but experience, with the school motto being: "Experience Teaches." What people don't see from the outside looking in is that many of the professors have graduated from top colleges and universities, anywhere from UC Berkeley to Harvard. SFSU has an award-winning study abroad program, sending record-breaking students to study in countless countries in every major around the globe. The benefit is that you pay CSU tuition, and you are eligible for financial aid; the only difference is that you pay for the housing, which in many cases is much cheaper than San Francisco!