Why SF State?

San Francisco State University is known for educating and equipping students to thrive across the globe. With our inclusive campus life, thought-provoking academics and advantageous location in the heart of San Francisco, Biotech Bay and Silicon Valley, we empower those who pursue knowledge, unleash their creativity, champion diverse communities and drive positive social change worldwide.


It’s Your Story. Tell it at SF State.

At San Francisco State, all are welcome. Regardless of your background, previous experience or future aspirations, we stand ready to become the next chapter in your story.

Since 1899, SF State has championed equity and community inclusion, envisioning a world in which every student is empowered to pursue their educational dreams with confidence.



Student Experience at SF State.

Through our inclusive campus life, our thought-provoking faculty and academics, our supportive student services and our location in the City of San Francisco, Biotech Bay and Silicon Valley, we ignite the power of education for all, so our students can go on to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.

SF State fosters a supportive community with comprehensive on-campus services that help students explore, grow and acquire essential skills.

Students sitting at SFSU lawn

Campus Life

SF State is a vibrant campus in a dynamic city. Dive into a lively community both on and off campus. Discover new passions, connect with diverse people and explore fresh ideas outside the classroom.

Life on campus is unique to every student. Find resources with the Division of Student Life to create a transformational experience.

student taking notes


Come see the difference at SF State. With 72 dynamic programs to choose from, you can find what you love or try something new that fits your school and job dreams.

Check out SF State’s first-year retention and graduation stats (PDF) to see how much we care about helping students succeed in school and beyond.

Students at Golden Gate Bridge


SF State is located near enticing neighborhoods, beaches and trails. You can use public transit to explore the East Bay or drive to the vineyards in Napa and the beaches in Santa Cruz.

With connections throughout the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, it’s easy to network and access career opportunities.


Advising session with student

Student Services

With over 200 student organizations to choose from, including clubs, intramural sports and Greek life, you’re sure to find a network of people who share your interests and goals. 

And the networking won’t stop once you leave campus with your degree. There are more than 293,000 SF State graduates around the world. Wherever you go, you’ll find Gators!


What Makes SF State Great?

With over 200 student organizations, including a national network through Greek life and a range of on-campus student services, we foster a supportive community where students can explore, grow and acquire essential skills for the journey ahead.

I chose SF State because of its excellent student support. I’ve visited several schools, but none come close to having such a strong support system.

—Yeison Rodriguez
B.S., Biology, ʼ26
over 200 student organizations on campus
82 Degrees at SF State
Over 20,000 undergrad students at SFSU
12 Division II Athltics Teams at SFSU
Top 25 Most Diverse Universities
Being a student here is rewarding because of the opportunities to develop professionally while networking across backgrounds, majors and interests and having access to professors who genuinely care for student success.

—Joshua Bonse-Davis
B.S.,ʼ19; MBA, ʼ23; M.A., ʼ25