San Francisco State University
#231 Overall Influence#255 Desirability Rank

San Francisco State University

University in San Francisco, California

San Francisco State University is a public university in San Francisco. As part of the 23-campus California State University system, the university offers 118 different bachelor’s degrees, 94 master’s degrees, and 5 doctoral degrees along with 26 teaching credentials among six academic colleges.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

35,606

Acceptance

72%

Graduation Rate

53%

Median SAT Score

1055

Median ACT Score

20

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$5,742

Fees (in-state)

$1,518

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$54,700

Employed

88%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

26K

Under-Grads

24K

Graduates

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco CA 94132

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

8 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

What is San Francisco State University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#98 World Rank #49 USA Rank
Literature
#106 World Rank #79 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#108 World Rank #81 USA Rank
Social Work
#104 World Rank #85 USA Rank
Communications
#198 World Rank #91 USA Rank
Anthropology
#135 World Rank #99 USA Rank
Nursing
#173 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Education
#182 World Rank #103 USA Rank
History
#236 World Rank #108 USA Rank
Biology
#193 World Rank #112 USA Rank
Psychology
#346 World Rank #116 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#329 World Rank #119 USA Rank
Philosophy
#214 World Rank #120 USA Rank
Political Science
#268 World Rank #121 USA Rank
Sociology
#224 World Rank #159 USA Rank
Business
#399 World Rank #170 USA Rank
Computer Science
#381 World Rank #186 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#487 World Rank #210 USA Rank
Medical
#788 World Rank #236 USA Rank
Physics
#655 World Rank #239 USA Rank
Engineering

Other areas of influence

#699 World Rank #346 USA Rank
Law

Influential People

Who are San Francisco State University's Most influential alumni?

San Francisco State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Literature, Communications, and Criminal Justice. San Francisco State University’s most academically influential people include Anne Rice, Danny Glover, and Stanley Mazor.

Anne Rice
Anne Rice

American writer

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Danny Glover
Danny Glover

American actor, film director and political activist

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Stanley Mazor

American engineer

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Cherríe Moraga
Cherríe Moraga

American writer

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Aidan A. Kelly

American Wiccan priest

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Michael Medved
Michael Medved

American radio host

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Michael McClure
Michael McClure

American writer

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Margaret Cho
Margaret Cho

American stand-up comedian

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Ron Silliman
Ron Silliman

Poet

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Annette Bening
Annette Bening

American actress

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Ted Dabney
Ted Dabney

American electronic engineer, the co-founder of Atari, Inc.

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Opal Palmer Adisa

American poet and academic

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