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Campus Quality


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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Parts of the campus are new and modern, whereas others are 50+ years old.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: I think its great because we have so much going on in campus. We always have some kind of event or some celebration that always brings us together.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: 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.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Student life is pretty relaxing in a way, spending time observing people walking back and forth from the library windows then studying in a nice quiet area. Most people are respectful to those who like to have some peace and quiet in the study areas, libraries, and computer labs.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The SFSU campus is very old and rundown but they try to refurbish things when they have the money to do so (not very often). The gym lacks in every way, but the campus has fields for teams to work on.


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With only a small fraction of students living on campus, San Francisco State has more time and energy to increase the beauty of its facilities.The school's Humanities Building boasts an Egyptian museum! The buildings do range from quite old to very new, and sometimes lack the funding for proper bathroom cleaning, but in the end, there is almost always a place to sit and enjoy the University life, even as a commuter.

SFSU is also complete with a small but powerful gym: the Village Fitness Center, which is free to all on-campus students and open to commuter students for a small monthly fee. From those on the outside looking in, it may seem that SFSU is lacking in diverse facilities. But clearly that is not the case.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
142 acres
Student Centers
Cesar Chavez Student Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
J. Paul Leonard Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Behind the Village Fitness Center
  • Cesar Chavez Student Center
  • Computer and study rooms in the Humanities Building
  • Quad lawn
Bar on Campus
Located on the second floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, the pub offers a black-lit pub to watch sports on the big screen and enjoy a range of bar snacks, bottled and draft beers, wine, and even sangria. The best part is it's cheap. Not the best place to study because it gets loud very easily, but you can take your drinks anywhere on the second floor, to eat and listen to bands featured on the student center stage.
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
There are countless cafés and eateries on campus, with outdoor seating, that sell coffee and tea, but there is not a separate "coffeehouse" that only focuses on brews.
Movie Theater on Campus
There are several very large auditoriums on campus that can also serve as movie theaters. Francis Ford Coppola's theater in the Fine Arts Building is the closest to an actual theater. Film screenings are frequent and well-presented. Check out the calendar for showtimes and community events.
"Green" Initiatives
SFSU is committed to coming up with "greener" alternatives by creating transportation options that decrease carbon emissions, coming up with more sustainable dining choices and more green cleaning, developing eco-friendly housing and purchasing environmentally-friendly products. There are also countless landscaping, gardening, and community initiatives within the University.
School Slang
  • Cesar Chavez: Student center on campus
  • The M train: The Muni train that stops right outside of campus
Cherry Blossom Music Festival: Typically, this festival takes place over a couple of weekends in April. It involves traditional Japanese customs and culture.
Urban Legends
Professors smoke marijuana with the students.
Favorite Things To Do
Students like to grab a coffee and cookie at one of the many cafés and then soak up the fog on the benches outside. The student center, which is equipped with an arcade, is popular for studying and hanging out with friends in between classes.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
Golden Gate [X]press
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are tons of organizations for students, from academic clubs to cultural groups.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 79 responses

  • 25% Utilize the Library
  • 12% Hanging around Cesar Chavez
  • 12% Hangout with friends in the dorms
  • 8% There isn't much to do on campus
  • 8% Seat in the quad
  • 7% Sitting by Malcom X
  • 6% Cafe 101
  • 5% Pool hall below cesar chavez
  • 5% Underground
  • 3% Go to open gyms
  • 2% Rack-N-Cue
  • 1% Practice Instrument
  • 1% Get food
  • 0% Chilling in the Metro tutoring room.
  • 0% Work out!
  • 0% Play arcade games
  • 0% Go to the gym
  • 0% Meet people
  • 0% Study with friends
  • 0% Go swimming

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 166 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 62 responses

  • 17% Not many events
  • 15% Weekly farmers market
  • 14% Rush Week
  • 11% Therapy dogs
  • 10% Concerts
  • 9% Cherry Blossom Music Festival
  • 8% Pride
  • 7% Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass Festival
  • 6% Treasure island music festival
  • 2% The weak ass Job fairs

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 84 responses

  • 56% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 40% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 2% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 1% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 166 responses

  • 17% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 59% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 5% I hate my school and have no school spirit.



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