Things to consider

San Francisco State offers bachelor’s degrees in 82 academic areas with an additional 41 areas of concentration. Whatever you choose to study, you will gain real-world experience — whether it’s from a variety of internship opportunities, field work or more than 500 courses that combine learning with volunteering locally. Check out our majors at our Bulletin site.

At SF State, you will find a variety of housing options with everything you need to make you feel comfortable in your new home and to help you make a smooth transition to college life. The earlier you apply for on-campus housing, the better your chances are of receiving your desired room type and community. For more information, visit the housing website or contact us at (415) 338-1067 or

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid early, as many awards are available on a first come - first served basis.  Remember to include your full name and other personal information (for example, your social security number) on your admissions application to ensure we can match your financial aid application to you.

If you already submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Application, you will need to:

  1. Log into your application
  2. Add the school code (001154) for San Francisco State University
  3. Submit your application. 

After you submit the updates to your FAFSA/Dream Application our school will receive your financial aid application information within 3-5 business days. An award letter will be emailed to you after we receive your FAFSA/Dream Application within 5-7 business days.

For more information, visit the SF State Financial Aid website.

As a redirect student, another California State University had already determined you were CSU-eligible.  To ensure that we do not add any additional pressure onto your already stressful admissions process, SF State will conditionally admit you to our University upon the redirection of your application. Once your application is redirected to us, you should receive an admission notice within 2 weeks.  Review the  conditions of admissions for freshmen and transfer students which are evaluated upon receipt of your final transcripts.

Contact Us

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Contacts

Undergraduate Admissions ✉
Phone: (415) 338-6486

Financial Aid ✉

Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)
Renee Stephens ✉




SF State is pleased to offer a wide variety of scholarships and awards to honor outstanding achievement. Nearly $2 million in scholarships and awards is paid annually at SF State.

Dream Resource Center

The DRC encourages personal growth through participation in interactive programming and workshops that support the intersectionalities, multicultural/multiethnic identities and holistic wellness of our student population.

Division of Student Life

The Division of Student Life is committed to helping create an inclusive campus community where every student belongs and the student experience matters.