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San Francisco State University

Average School Rating

Rated 3.7/5

Average School Difficulty

2.6/5

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San Francisco State University, located in CA, was ranked #63 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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www.sfsu.edu 1600 Holloway Ave San Francisco CA 94132 (415) 338-1111
Undergrad Students
26,156
Total Students
29,905
Acceptance Rate
64%
Study Materials
1,371
Reviews
266
Prof. Reviews
8,043
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Admissions

How hard is it to get into San Francisco State University?

Acceptance Rate

65%

In the 2013 school year, 31,963 applicants applied to San Francisco State University. Out of which 21,087 of the applicants were admitted and 2,237,410 enrolled.

Enrollment

How many students go to San Francisco State University?

Total Enrollment


29,905



The enrollment breakdown at San Francisco State University includes 22,374 Freshmen which make up 74% of the student body. There are 26,156 undergraduate students, which count for 87% and 3,749 graduate students who make up the remaining 12%.

Academics

What percentage of students graduate from San Francisco State University?

4 Year Graduation Rate

45%

At San Francisco State University, 45% of the students graduate or transfer.

School Reviews (50)


Internet

Rated 3.3/5

Campus

Rated 4.1/5

Library

Rated 3.9/5

Happiness

Rated 3.7/5

Clubs

Rated 3.1/5

Location

Rated 4.1/5

Social

Rated 3.0/5

Food

Rated 3.5/5

Opportunities

Rated 3.4/5

Safety

Rated 0.4/5

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Like any school you attend, SFSU is what you make of it. A lot of students do commute but it makes it more interesting if you make friends with them because you can see new parts of the bay area. Its really close to a lot of places it's by downtown, height street and golden gate park. There's a lot of activism going around campus which is great! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    First thing's first: SFSU is a COMMUTER SCHOOL. The campus is small, but pretty. The food is edible, however i prefer going to the Subway or the sushi/burger joint they have on campus. Probably one of my main complaints about the school is how far away it is from every thing. Nothing is walking distance, if you want to explore, its at least a 20 min drive into the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Like any college sfsu has some good and bad aspects about it but its unfair to rate a school based on parties and events. The towns dorm is super clean and comfy, the weather last summer was 90 degrees!!! And winters around 50 degrees. Almost like Los Angeles (where I came from). But the social life and academic surrounding is superb. I would definitely recommend this School to anyone. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great campus, modern and there are plenty of people around to help you out with whatever you need. Easygoing, middle-class students. Most professors are helpful, want you to succeed. Lots to be gained at SFSU if you're willing to work for it. I would have never joined one until I got to State, and I had a great time! I still have those friends today and knew people walking around campus. San Francisco is a cool place to live, esp your college years! Just explore. don't get stuck next to the campus fog. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It would be a lot more happy here if the food wasn't so awful. I was more challenged at my community college than this school. The class sizes are way too big. The campus is beautiful and services are pretty good. It's a bit of a commuter school so try to get on campus housing! Try to join a club or make friends in your classes. They have unlimited amount of help from where ever you need it. Every school is a party school if you are looking for it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    SFSU is a great school, small class size, great professors and peers. That severely colors your impression and opinion of the campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    As a transfer student i regret coming here. The front desk staff at the Grad Stop seem to make things up just to make us go away. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Cant wait to transfer out of this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Here you go. The campus is located right at the border of Daly City so you have to carry a jacket with you because of the cold breeze and fog. The new library is nice and there are plenty of comfy places to take a nap or actually study if you're into that kind of stuff. Friendly students. Helpful staff. Have events for students who dorm and do not dorm. Feel safe while on campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    In terms of academics & social life SFSU is a far below average. No doubt there is a need in changes of the system. For example, JEPET test that is required by Junior year students to take with the passing rate is just about 30%-40%. Besides that, it seems that the budget cut has caused a lot of professors to lose motivation in guiding the students. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This school has been absoutely wonderful in my eyes. Made still feel close to he. However, it's San Francisco, which is the greatest city in the world, and you're getting valueble networking from being in the heart of the Silicon Valleytech industry. It's what you make of it, and I personally really like it here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This was the most amazing college that I was able to experience. Have a lot of opportunities. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    Loved the campus, loved the people, loved the professors, love the social life, loved the city, loved the food, loved the dorms, absolutely astronomical. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    Freshman year was a success for me. I'm not in my sophomore year of this school and it was such a wise decision on my part to come here! The shuttle comes every fifteen minutes. I also like their hybrid classes - students have a choice to attend class or do the course totally online - sfsu is a great school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    My 4 years here have been unforgettable. I live in Yosemite area and to get home and back is not completely tiring, about a good 3 hours. Muni is your key to San Francisco, it can take you virtually everywhere! BART is also a great system of public transportation! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    SFSU by far is a great school that has a lot to offer its students. I miss this Uni very much when I was back to my country. SFSU will inspire what you in the many different ways of getting things done. Professors are very helpful, if you pay attention what you have learnt in the lecture, in the books, and in your personal experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Its a commuter school, other than that, its a pretty nice campus ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love the campus! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    SFSU is a pretty good college. When I came to SFSU all I wanted to do is party, but I soon came to find out that it is not a party school. If you want the party experience, join a fraternity or sorority like I did. SFSU may not be amazing but we live in a city that is full of opportunities, i just got an internship at a large firm downtown. All you have to do is try ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Not happy with this university at all. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    A true commuter school. SFSU is notoriously known as a commuter campus and the social scene around here is pretty weak. It's not impossible to make friends, but it is really hard because most come to school and go home. The food options on campus are on point, however. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This school is what you make it. A) dont know what their doing B)don't have the students best interest in mind C) just doing it for the $. There is only a handful of good teachers. not to mention it takes admin/one stop FOREVER to do anything. Social is the only good thing about it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The campus is nice, some professors are very disappointing. Construction is happening almost constantly so be prepared to deal with it. Most of the teachers are cool, but when the teachers are bad, they're terrible. Seems to be a trend of awesome teachers mixed with people who shouldn't have ever been hired. Public transportation to/from is pretty good though! The University is on the outskirts of San Francisco but the library is amazing with all kinds of resources. I only saw clubs at the beginning of the year and now I feel like they're no existent. The best times that I've had is when I go into SF. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's in SF, and has a rich history. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is cool but it's not alot of parties or social events if you travel to school Great food. The beach is a 10 minute drive. The mall is a 5 minute walk. Very nice people and lots to see and do not only on/near campus but around the whole city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    A commuter school, and is convenient. Nobody lives on campus, so when people are done with class they leave, making campus life virtually non-existent. I've never taken a class that I have found to be challenging at this school. If I had known what it was like here, I would have tried harder in high school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Theres armed robberies more often than not, they are so unhelpful regarding everything from picking classes to having maintenance come to fix broken appliances, very understaffed and it shows. The classes are far too easy, nothing feels like it has any weight or meaning to it. I get straight A+s but none of it feels serious or like I've learned anything substantially new. I haven't had any BAD teachers but I haven't had any GREAT ones. I don't connect to the people here and evry1 seems naive and uncool ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Cool for what it is. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Its hard to find good things to say about this snake pit. Students here generally care more about partying and getting high than getting everything they can out of an education. If you want a good eduation, go elsewhere. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The atmosphere of the school is just what I was looking for. Like any other college its what you make of it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Everyone is really friendly and open on this campus You meet some really amazing people here. But that's just me. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Decent school with decent public transportation! One of the cheapest university diplomas you can get in California. Faculty ranges from average to really good. Not many bad teachers. Great value overall. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's a great state school, but your kind of out of the way from the action in the city. The Major I went into SFSU with was rated second in the nation, although my current major is not well represented here. It is a good school in a good location. Nothing great, but good for a state school. The school is so impacted housing and classes wise. It's so expensive to live here and what you're receiving isn't worth it. The school is not in city, but bordering Daly City. The library is probably my favorite place and the nicest. It's not a bad school. The people are nice and it's diverse. Greek Lifemehh ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    SFSU is a great school, one of the better state schools in California. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    San Francisco State is a really great school. It's a shame, however, that the students lack desire to learn and an effort to commit to their studies. If every student cared just a bit more, the school would be even better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The professors are mostly outstanding. Lots of opportunities but you have to be a go getter if you want to do well here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The food is eatable, but not the best. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    good location, exiting environment , multicultural place. The campus is beautiful, the library is nice and the food is delicious! I have to commute and the school is very easy to get to from the South Bay, just up 280 and the best part is you don't have to go through the traffic-filled SF to get there. Super School!! Reputation takes a beating from time to time due to politics, but overall this school is pretty great. I obtained my BA here, and plan to finish up my Masters here as well. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Average of the Average ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This school is a commuter school. Buildings are outdated. Parking is the worst. Sports spirit is nonexistent here. People are friendly, diverse, and open. Commuter school. Food is okay, some options. Location is good, close to freeway and mall- not too much traffic. Dealing with administration is a bad time. Health center is great. A lot of teachers are wonderful! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I have been to three CSU schools. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A great school situated in a great city! In one of the more bland parts of San Francisco, but the campus is nice for what it is. Good options in food as well. If you love sports and want your college experience to be like the movies I wouldn't recommend attending. There is somewhat a greek life presence on campus, the people are chill, dining halls are okay but I lost weight upon moving. LIVE ON CAMPUS, YOU WILL NOT GET THE SAME EXPERIENCE LIVING OFF CAMPUS. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Commuter school. You'll spend most of your time off campus. This is not the school for you if you want a big school spirit or football team type feel. overall its alright... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's a great school with a lot going on. There are so many opportunities at SF State get out and experience everything. If you sit back and watch your experience will be mediocre. The school is in the coolest city the people are great and you learn so much along the way. Love this place! Lots of events going on everyday and everyone is pretty nice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    If you're looking for the true college experience, this is absolutely not the place for you. However, they don't take students' lives into account. They come off as unprofessional and disorganized, esp when no assignments have been graded by the end of the semester and when they change assignments or the syllabus without notifying us students. Very Disappointing! I would not recommend this school to those looking for the true college experience. The campus is nowhere near downtown. There is no school spirit or large student activities. Greek life has a negligible on campus presence and the sports teams are mediocre. It's an ideal college for those desiring a cheap college diploma. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    San Francisco State is an incredibly diverse safe social space for anyone and everyone. You will meet a lot of people from different ethnicity. People are friendly. Teachers are approachable. However, don't expect too much on a State University. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    San Francisco State is a commuter school so there's not much school spirit. I like that it's a commuter campus, so you don't have to live, eat, sleep, and breathe on campus. I also like the lack of sports because it puts everyone at a more equal standing. Sometimes it can be pretty hard to find classes but whenever I have needed help. faculty seems to be there for me. Plus, it's in SF! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I really love this school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's a really great school that needs more recognition. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Take advantage of the ethnic studies here. I met some really awesome people in the dorms though so if you are living on campus it is easy to make friends. If you are super into greek life you may be a little disappointed bc the houses are way off campus. The school looks past a lot of student recreational activities and it's easy to get away with a lot. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Like any school you attend, SFSU is what you make of it. A lot of students do commute but it makes it more interesting if you make friends with them because you can see new parts of the bay area. Its really close to a lot of places it's by downtown, height street and golden gate park. There's a lot of activism going around campus which is great! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    First thing's first: SFSU is a COMMUTER SCHOOL. The campus is small, but pretty. The food is edible, however i prefer going to the Subway or the sushi/burger joint they have on campus. Probably one of my main complaints about the school is how far away it is from every thing. Nothing is walking distance, if you want to explore, its at least a 20 min drive into the city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Like any college sfsu has some good and bad aspects about it but its unfair to rate a school based on parties and events. The towns dorm is super clean and comfy, the weather last summer was 90 degrees!!! And winters around 50 degrees. Almost like Los Angeles (where I came from). But the social life and academic surrounding is superb. I would definitely recommend this School to anyone. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great campus, modern and there are plenty of people around to help you out with whatever you need. Easygoing, middle-class students. Most professors are helpful, want you to succeed. Lots to be gained at SFSU if you're willing to work for it. I would have never joined one until I got to State, and I had a great time! I still have those friends today and knew people walking around campus. San Francisco is a cool place to live, esp your college years! Just explore. don't get stuck next to the campus fog. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It would be a lot more happy here if the food wasn't so awful. I was more challenged at my community college than this school. The class sizes are way too big. The campus is beautiful and services are pretty good. It's a bit of a commuter school so try to get on campus housing! Try to join a club or make friends in your classes. They have unlimited amount of help from where ever you need it. Every school is a party school if you are looking for it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    SFSU is a great school, small class size, great professors and peers. That severely colors your impression and opinion of the campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    As a transfer student i regret coming here. The front desk staff at the Grad Stop seem to make things up just to make us go away. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Cant wait to transfer out of this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Here you go. The campus is located right at the border of Daly City so you have to carry a jacket with you because of the cold breeze and fog. The new library is nice and there are plenty of comfy places to take a nap or actually study if you're into that kind of stuff. Friendly students. Helpful staff. Have events for students who dorm and do not dorm. Feel safe while on campus. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    In terms of academics & social life SFSU is a far below average. No doubt there is a need in changes of the system. For example, JEPET test that is required by Junior year students to take with the passing rate is just about 30%-40%. Besides that, it seems that the budget cut has caused a lot of professors to lose motivation in guiding the students. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This school has been absoutely wonderful in my eyes. Made still feel close to he. However, it's San Francisco, which is the greatest city in the world, and you're getting valueble networking from being in the heart of the Silicon Valleytech industry. It's what you make of it, and I personally really like it here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This was the most amazing college that I was able to experience. Have a lot of opportunities. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    Loved the campus, loved the people, loved the professors, love the social life, loved the city, loved the food, loved the dorms, absolutely astronomical. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    Freshman year was a success for me. I'm not in my sophomore year of this school and it was such a wise decision on my part to come here! The shuttle comes every fifteen minutes. I also like their hybrid classes - students have a choice to attend class or do the course totally online - sfsu is a great school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    My 4 years here have been unforgettable. I live in Yosemite area and to get home and back is not completely tiring, about a good 3 hours. Muni is your key to San Francisco, it can take you virtually everywhere! BART is also a great system of public transportation! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 5/5
    SFSU by far is a great school that has a lot to offer its students. I miss this Uni very much when I was back to my country. SFSU will inspire what you in the many different ways of getting things done. Professors are very helpful, if you pay attention what you have learnt in the lecture, in the books, and in your personal experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Its a commuter school, other than that, its a pretty nice campus ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Love the campus! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    SFSU is a pretty good college. When I came to SFSU all I wanted to do is party, but I soon came to find out that it is not a party school. If you want the party experience, join a fraternity or sorority like I did. SFSU may not be amazing but we live in a city that is full of opportunities, i just got an internship at a large firm downtown. All you have to do is try ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Not happy with this university at all. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    A true commuter school. SFSU is notoriously known as a commuter campus and the social scene around here is pretty weak. It's not impossible to make friends, but it is really hard because most come to school and go home. The food options on campus are on point, however. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This school is what you make it. A) dont know what their doing B)don't have the students best interest in mind C) just doing it for the $. There is only a handful of good teachers. not to mention it takes admin/one stop FOREVER to do anything. Social is the only good thing about it ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The campus is nice, some professors are very disappointing. Construction is happening almost constantly so be prepared to deal with it. Most of the teachers are cool, but when the teachers are bad, they're terrible. Seems to be a trend of awesome teachers mixed with people who shouldn't have ever been hired. Public transportation to/from is pretty good though! The University is on the outskirts of San Francisco but the library is amazing with all kinds of resources. I only saw clubs at the beginning of the year and now I feel like they're no existent. The best times that I've had is when I go into SF. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's in SF, and has a rich history. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school is cool but it's not alot of parties or social events if you travel to school Great food. The beach is a 10 minute drive. The mall is a 5 minute walk. Very nice people and lots to see and do not only on/near campus but around the whole city. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    A commuter school, and is convenient. Nobody lives on campus, so when people are done with class they leave, making campus life virtually non-existent. I've never taken a class that I have found to be challenging at this school. If I had known what it was like here, I would have tried harder in high school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Theres armed robberies more often than not, they are so unhelpful regarding everything from picking classes to having maintenance come to fix broken appliances, very understaffed and it shows. The classes are far too easy, nothing feels like it has any weight or meaning to it. I get straight A+s but none of it feels serious or like I've learned anything substantially new. I haven't had any BAD teachers but I haven't had any GREAT ones. I don't connect to the people here and evry1 seems naive and uncool ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Cool for what it is. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 1/5
    Its hard to find good things to say about this snake pit. Students here generally care more about partying and getting high than getting everything they can out of an education. If you want a good eduation, go elsewhere. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The atmosphere of the school is just what I was looking for. Like any other college its what you make of it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Everyone is really friendly and open on this campus You meet some really amazing people here. But that's just me. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Decent school with decent public transportation! One of the cheapest university diplomas you can get in California. Faculty ranges from average to really good. Not many bad teachers. Great value overall. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's a great state school, but your kind of out of the way from the action in the city. The Major I went into SFSU with was rated second in the nation, although my current major is not well represented here. It is a good school in a good location. Nothing great, but good for a state school. The school is so impacted housing and classes wise. It's so expensive to live here and what you're receiving isn't worth it. The school is not in city, but bordering Daly City. The library is probably my favorite place and the nicest. It's not a bad school. The people are nice and it's diverse. Greek Lifemehh ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    SFSU is a great school, one of the better state schools in California. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    San Francisco State is a really great school. It's a shame, however, that the students lack desire to learn and an effort to commit to their studies. If every student cared just a bit more, the school would be even better. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The professors are mostly outstanding. Lots of opportunities but you have to be a go getter if you want to do well here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The food is eatable, but not the best. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    good location, exiting environment , multicultural place. The campus is beautiful, the library is nice and the food is delicious! I have to commute and the school is very easy to get to from the South Bay, just up 280 and the best part is you don't have to go through the traffic-filled SF to get there. Super School!! Reputation takes a beating from time to time due to politics, but overall this school is pretty great. I obtained my BA here, and plan to finish up my Masters here as well. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Average of the Average ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    This school is a commuter school. Buildings are outdated. Parking is the worst. Sports spirit is nonexistent here. People are friendly, diverse, and open. Commuter school. Food is okay, some options. Location is good, close to freeway and mall- not too much traffic. Dealing with administration is a bad time. Health center is great. A lot of teachers are wonderful! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I have been to three CSU schools. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A great school situated in a great city! In one of the more bland parts of San Francisco, but the campus is nice for what it is. Good options in food as well. If you love sports and want your college experience to be like the movies I wouldn't recommend attending. There is somewhat a greek life presence on campus, the people are chill, dining halls are okay but I lost weight upon moving. LIVE ON CAMPUS, YOU WILL NOT GET THE SAME EXPERIENCE LIVING OFF CAMPUS. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Commuter school. You'll spend most of your time off campus. This is not the school for you if you want a big school spirit or football team type feel. overall its alright... ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's a great school with a lot going on. There are so many opportunities at SF State get out and experience everything. If you sit back and watch your experience will be mediocre. The school is in the coolest city the people are great and you learn so much along the way. Love this place! Lots of events going on everyday and everyone is pretty nice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    If you're looking for the true college experience, this is absolutely not the place for you. However, they don't take students' lives into account. They come off as unprofessional and disorganized, esp when no assignments have been graded by the end of the semester and when they change assignments or the syllabus without notifying us students. Very Disappointing! I would not recommend this school to those looking for the true college experience. The campus is nowhere near downtown. There is no school spirit or large student activities. Greek life has a negligible on campus presence and the sports teams are mediocre. It's an ideal college for those desiring a cheap college diploma. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    San Francisco State is an incredibly diverse safe social space for anyone and everyone. You will meet a lot of people from different ethnicity. People are friendly. Teachers are approachable. However, don't expect too much on a State University. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    San Francisco State is a commuter school so there's not much school spirit. I like that it's a commuter campus, so you don't have to live, eat, sleep, and breathe on campus. I also like the lack of sports because it puts everyone at a more equal standing. Sometimes it can be pretty hard to find classes but whenever I have needed help. faculty seems to be there for me. Plus, it's in SF! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I really love this school! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's a really great school that needs more recognition. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Take advantage of the ethnic studies here. I met some really awesome people in the dorms though so if you are living on campus it is easy to make friends. If you are super into greek life you may be a little disappointed bc the houses are way off campus. The school looks past a lot of student recreational activities and it's easy to get away with a lot. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (30)


  • Class rating 3/5
    Not as interesting as I thought. No hw. Just reading. 2 midterms. 1 final. That sums up grading. Curves test. Nice guy though. No extra credit opportunities. You'll fall asleep though in his lectures. Not the worst teacher but neither the best one either. Tests are pretty hard. Make sure you do study guide ( not mandatory). powerpoints to ilearn He curves the tests a lot since the class average was about 50% each time. He is super lecture heavy and seems lost during his lectures because he always pauses. I feel bad for him though because only 15 people come daily in a class of about 70-80. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    For this particular class, George was a fantastic teacher. He was patient and willing to answer any and all questions. He never made you feel dumb or anything like that. He really takes the time to make sure you understand everything. He is super helpful in class, but I totally recommend attending his office hours. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Kat is honestly so cool. She grades you on very few assignments so showing up is the smart thing to do since attendance is half your grade. All she does is lecture and occasionally you'll have to do an impromptu speech with other classmates. Plus she only assigns one paper at the end. It is SO EASY. Take her if you're taking this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Jesse's a nice guy who knows what he's talking about& I learned a lot. He really cares about his students and makes himself available for help outside the classroom whenever you need it. The class wasn't very difficult because he is super patient and moves at the pace of the class. He is personable, engaging, and super knowledgable about his craft. Take Jesse, HE ROCKS!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tyler is such a great instructor! He was easy to understand and was more than willing to help you outside of class as well. Class is enjoyable because the lectures are participation based. He's also hilarious and there weren't any tests just essays which he explains in great length so you're not confused. I totally recommend taking his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this class with him!! He is not helpful in OR out of class. Very hard to understand and does not answer questions becauseyou should know already his words, not mine. Absolutely awful. Thank goodness I passed though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class is extremely difficult. It's difficult to tell if it was his fault or if it was the material covered, but I'm certain that the pass rate for the class is incredibly low. The lectures are difficult to follow because of the brisk pace he moves through them. Homework and tests are hard so it's helpful to have classmates to study with. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Good teacher, tough grader, and huge pain the butt when it comes to grading he takes forever. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    It was her first time teaching intro to computers, and it was completely obvious. She barely taught us how to code, so the homework and tests were super hard. She assigned a bunch of books that we barely used, and then she made us do a huge project with arduino. FOR A ONE UNIT INTRO COURSE. I spent nearly $150 on this class. Avoid at all costs! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    uses the white board to take notes so he actually tests on his lectures. Records his lectures so if you miss you can go back and review. Had 7 tests plus a final but all relatively easy and he provides practice exams that help and drops lowest score . Really hard to fail this class given all the tools he provides. Extra credit worth 1% given. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    It's a really straightforward class. I wasn't necessarily what I wanted to get out of an English class, but I would recommend this course to those who want to have that extra time to revise essays and whatnot. The professor does try to be culturally diverse with his content and he always gives feedback, so long as you ask for it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    For most of this class I didn't know what was going on or the main purpose. It feels though that she sometimes goes on a tangent so you may get a little lost, students kind of tune her out. Fair amount of reading, not the easiest material (Emerson, Plato, etc), you're also expected to print them out (10+ pages). Doesn't like phones/laptops, so bring a pen. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Liz is very helpful and accessible outside class. She is student-friendly, and she motivates me to do well in class. She also gives good feedback. Not easy A. But, this is upper division class, so you might have to make effort to get A. I feel appreciate that she is super-friendly and helpful with my papers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Took PHIL 110 with Mutti in Fall 2016. MUST STAY AWAY FROM THE PROFESSOR. TAKE A DIFFERENT CLASS. You don't even really learn anything except for doing homework and take the quizzes. He makes you fall asleep when he lectures. Avoid him as possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The most boring class I have ever taken. If you like classes where you stare at the teacher in utmost confusion, this is the class for you. Seriously, this stuff was painfully confusing and boring. I'm still baffled that I got a B+. He is pretty fair with grading, but comprehension of this subject is futile. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Could not have been easier. Uses a group format that is confusing at first, but you get used to it quickly. Gives 100% on homework even if it's not correct. Mini quizzes are open book and tests use the exact questions from quizzes/homework so it's easy to do well. Definitely take this class if you're mildly interested in philosophy and want an A! The tests are literally the study guide he gives you at the beginning of the week. You read the couple pages from the course reader and write one page about a sentence which I would do before class. The only time he took role was finals week for EC ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Sylvia is such a GREAT professor. Shes always smiling and makes everyone feel comfortable. I love her!!!!!!! she genuinely cares about everyone =) its an easy A if you do the work. I recommend her! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Cool teacher. 3 exams all semester. Lots of extra credit. The lectures she gives are very boring and monotone, I fell asleep several times. One group project/field trip which is kinda fun. If you take her make sure to do the extra credit. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Laurie is a hilarious and rigorous professor as well as a great an empathetic person. So, if you show that you're engaging with the material, show up for class, show that you're working hard, and talk to her, then she is very understanding and even lenient with some things. Prepare to read a lot and be challenged. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Nice Professor but she gives a research paper mid-term and for the final exam. No real clear focus for the class. Textbooks listed were never used but were required. This teacher makes you write an essay for the midterm with multiple choice questions in 1.5 hours. It is not a composition class but she grades tough on writing paper which makes total no sense. Quizzes can be often ambiguous. Too much reading, very dry and boring for an elective class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very easy but boring online class. Open notes and you get many (if not unlimited) attempts for each assignment, so the only way you'll get lower than an A is if you forget to do any before they are due. He ended up dropping the lowest 2 grades in each category because so many people asked, so if you have an issue definitely email him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of, if not, the most caring teachers I have ever had. Since everyone has to take a comm class anyways, I'd recommend this one. He is super funny, friendly and nice. He is very helpful and non judgmental and really teaches you about communication. The class gets really personal and it's a great learning experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Very very boring. SFSU has some great history professors and some terrible ones, and this guy must have been doing it for too long, because he's very boring, hard to communicate with, and doesn't give good feedback on papers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Che is very understanding and he offers tons of extra credit throughout the semester. There is a reading reflection due every week and an 8-10 page paper final at the end of the semester. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Easiest class I've ever taken. She is hands down the sweetest and cutest lady ever. Super compassionate and understanding. Just show up to class and raise your hand every once in a while and she will love you. The four essays are pretty easy and the homework isn't bad at all. If I could take Linda again I definitely would. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Maura is a great instructor. She explains everything pretty clearly. She's one of the best professors I've had in SF state. She's pretty strict with the lab notes but she's very clear on what she wants. I got an A in the class so if I could do it anyone else for sure can. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Not once did I have to stay for 3 hours, she let us leave after finishing our lab. She is very lenient on the post labs/pre labs and is super nice... even when you make mistakes in the lab (like breaking glass or spilling hot water). There's no final, you just do the lab from your lab notebook and turn in your homework- easy A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    there are four pop quizzes in the class but they are all one question and very easy to answer if you went to class that day. if you have an option take someone else. 2 papers. about 8-11 pages each. lectures are long and can be confusing. most people find it easier to just read the book themselves and pass that way. she grades pretty tough. gives you an outline of how the papers should be. attendance isnt mandatory. no homework or quizes ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Kargaran definitely brings the humor into teaching. Not only does he make his lectures a fun experience, he really makes it stick in your brain. I would recommend taking him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I LOVED PROFESSOR SMALL. Her tests can be a bit tough though, but attend class regularly and you'll see all the information from your notes on the exam. Attendance is not mandatory however she does do clicker points every class session, so attend regularly to not miss any points. Her lectures move at a nice pace and she will focus on a specific topic if the class gets stuck. She is very helpful, i highly suggest going to her office hours if you get stuck on anything. Her tests are fair and if you study the material you will do fine. super chill teacher, i would recommend taking her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I absolutely hated this class. Her lectures are boring, she reads straight from her notes. And half of her work is tedious, the kind of the teacher that ruins history class because she has an opinion on EVERYTHING! You will always be wrong! Keep questions and opinions to yourself she's rude. Though Professor Makijani is passionate about her work she is very arrogant about the organizations she has part taken. Her lectures are extremely boring and reads right off the slides. She goes on and on about how important it is to buy the book but she herself doesnt even use it. She is also incredibly rude to t ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 3/5
    Not as interesting as I thought. No hw. Just reading. 2 midterms. 1 final. That sums up grading. Curves test. Nice guy though. No extra credit opportunities. You'll fall asleep though in his lectures. Not the worst teacher but neither the best one either. Tests are pretty hard. Make sure you do study guide ( not mandatory). powerpoints to ilearn He curves the tests a lot since the class average was about 50% each time. He is super lecture heavy and seems lost during his lectures because he always pauses. I feel bad for him though because only 15 people come daily in a class of about 70-80. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    For this particular class, George was a fantastic teacher. He was patient and willing to answer any and all questions. He never made you feel dumb or anything like that. He really takes the time to make sure you understand everything. He is super helpful in class, but I totally recommend attending his office hours. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Kat is honestly so cool. She grades you on very few assignments so showing up is the smart thing to do since attendance is half your grade. All she does is lecture and occasionally you'll have to do an impromptu speech with other classmates. Plus she only assigns one paper at the end. It is SO EASY. Take her if you're taking this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Jesse's a nice guy who knows what he's talking about& I learned a lot. He really cares about his students and makes himself available for help outside the classroom whenever you need it. The class wasn't very difficult because he is super patient and moves at the pace of the class. He is personable, engaging, and super knowledgable about his craft. Take Jesse, HE ROCKS!! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Tyler is such a great instructor! He was easy to understand and was more than willing to help you outside of class as well. Class is enjoyable because the lectures are participation based. He's also hilarious and there weren't any tests just essays which he explains in great length so you're not confused. I totally recommend taking his class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Do not take this class with him!! He is not helpful in OR out of class. Very hard to understand and does not answer questions becauseyou should know already his words, not mine. Absolutely awful. Thank goodness I passed though. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    This class is extremely difficult. It's difficult to tell if it was his fault or if it was the material covered, but I'm certain that the pass rate for the class is incredibly low. The lectures are difficult to follow because of the brisk pace he moves through them. Homework and tests are hard so it's helpful to have classmates to study with. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Good teacher, tough grader, and huge pain the butt when it comes to grading he takes forever. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    It was her first time teaching intro to computers, and it was completely obvious. She barely taught us how to code, so the homework and tests were super hard. She assigned a bunch of books that we barely used, and then she made us do a huge project with arduino. FOR A ONE UNIT INTRO COURSE. I spent nearly $150 on this class. Avoid at all costs! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    uses the white board to take notes so he actually tests on his lectures. Records his lectures so if you miss you can go back and review. Had 7 tests plus a final but all relatively easy and he provides practice exams that help and drops lowest score . Really hard to fail this class given all the tools he provides. Extra credit worth 1% given. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    It's a really straightforward class. I wasn't necessarily what I wanted to get out of an English class, but I would recommend this course to those who want to have that extra time to revise essays and whatnot. The professor does try to be culturally diverse with his content and he always gives feedback, so long as you ask for it. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    For most of this class I didn't know what was going on or the main purpose. It feels though that she sometimes goes on a tangent so you may get a little lost, students kind of tune her out. Fair amount of reading, not the easiest material (Emerson, Plato, etc), you're also expected to print them out (10+ pages). Doesn't like phones/laptops, so bring a pen. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Liz is very helpful and accessible outside class. She is student-friendly, and she motivates me to do well in class. She also gives good feedback. Not easy A. But, this is upper division class, so you might have to make effort to get A. I feel appreciate that she is super-friendly and helpful with my papers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Took PHIL 110 with Mutti in Fall 2016. MUST STAY AWAY FROM THE PROFESSOR. TAKE A DIFFERENT CLASS. You don't even really learn anything except for doing homework and take the quizzes. He makes you fall asleep when he lectures. Avoid him as possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The most boring class I have ever taken. If you like classes where you stare at the teacher in utmost confusion, this is the class for you. Seriously, this stuff was painfully confusing and boring. I'm still baffled that I got a B+. He is pretty fair with grading, but comprehension of this subject is futile. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Could not have been easier. Uses a group format that is confusing at first, but you get used to it quickly. Gives 100% on homework even if it's not correct. Mini quizzes are open book and tests use the exact questions from quizzes/homework so it's easy to do well. Definitely take this class if you're mildly interested in philosophy and want an A! The tests are literally the study guide he gives you at the beginning of the week. You read the couple pages from the course reader and write one page about a sentence which I would do before class. The only time he took role was finals week for EC ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Sylvia is such a GREAT professor. Shes always smiling and makes everyone feel comfortable. I love her!!!!!!! she genuinely cares about everyone =) its an easy A if you do the work. I recommend her! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Cool teacher. 3 exams all semester. Lots of extra credit. The lectures she gives are very boring and monotone, I fell asleep several times. One group project/field trip which is kinda fun. If you take her make sure to do the extra credit. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Laurie is a hilarious and rigorous professor as well as a great an empathetic person. So, if you show that you're engaging with the material, show up for class, show that you're working hard, and talk to her, then she is very understanding and even lenient with some things. Prepare to read a lot and be challenged. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Nice Professor but she gives a research paper mid-term and for the final exam. No real clear focus for the class. Textbooks listed were never used but were required. This teacher makes you write an essay for the midterm with multiple choice questions in 1.5 hours. It is not a composition class but she grades tough on writing paper which makes total no sense. Quizzes can be often ambiguous. Too much reading, very dry and boring for an elective class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Very easy but boring online class. Open notes and you get many (if not unlimited) attempts for each assignment, so the only way you'll get lower than an A is if you forget to do any before they are due. He ended up dropping the lowest 2 grades in each category because so many people asked, so if you have an issue definitely email him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    One of, if not, the most caring teachers I have ever had. Since everyone has to take a comm class anyways, I'd recommend this one. He is super funny, friendly and nice. He is very helpful and non judgmental and really teaches you about communication. The class gets really personal and it's a great learning experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    Very very boring. SFSU has some great history professors and some terrible ones, and this guy must have been doing it for too long, because he's very boring, hard to communicate with, and doesn't give good feedback on papers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Che is very understanding and he offers tons of extra credit throughout the semester. There is a reading reflection due every week and an 8-10 page paper final at the end of the semester. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    Easiest class I've ever taken. She is hands down the sweetest and cutest lady ever. Super compassionate and understanding. Just show up to class and raise your hand every once in a while and she will love you. The four essays are pretty easy and the homework isn't bad at all. If I could take Linda again I definitely would. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Maura is a great instructor. She explains everything pretty clearly. She's one of the best professors I've had in SF state. She's pretty strict with the lab notes but she's very clear on what she wants. I got an A in the class so if I could do it anyone else for sure can. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Not once did I have to stay for 3 hours, she let us leave after finishing our lab. She is very lenient on the post labs/pre labs and is super nice... even when you make mistakes in the lab (like breaking glass or spilling hot water). There's no final, you just do the lab from your lab notebook and turn in your homework- easy A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    there are four pop quizzes in the class but they are all one question and very easy to answer if you went to class that day. if you have an option take someone else. 2 papers. about 8-11 pages each. lectures are long and can be confusing. most people find it easier to just read the book themselves and pass that way. she grades pretty tough. gives you an outline of how the papers should be. attendance isnt mandatory. no homework or quizes ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Professor Kargaran definitely brings the humor into teaching. Not only does he make his lectures a fun experience, he really makes it stick in your brain. I would recommend taking him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I LOVED PROFESSOR SMALL. Her tests can be a bit tough though, but attend class regularly and you'll see all the information from your notes on the exam. Attendance is not mandatory however she does do clicker points every class session, so attend regularly to not miss any points. Her lectures move at a nice pace and she will focus on a specific topic if the class gets stuck. She is very helpful, i highly suggest going to her office hours if you get stuck on anything. Her tests are fair and if you study the material you will do fine. super chill teacher, i would recommend taking her. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 1/5
    I absolutely hated this class. Her lectures are boring, she reads straight from her notes. And half of her work is tedious, the kind of the teacher that ruins history class because she has an opinion on EVERYTHING! You will always be wrong! Keep questions and opinions to yourself she's rude. Though Professor Makijani is passionate about her work she is very arrogant about the organizations she has part taken. Her lectures are extremely boring and reads right off the slides. She goes on and on about how important it is to buy the book but she herself doesnt even use it. She is also incredibly rude to t ...Continue reading


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