San Francisco State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (29)
SF State is the most liberally progressive University in the United States. Degrees here do well at preparing you for the workforce as you must complete 2 semesters of composition before completing the graduate writing assessment requirement in the first 8 units of the major. Upper division coursework is also required in American Ethnic and Racial Minorities, Global Perspectives, Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability. SF State has the only College of Ethnic Studies in the US since the discipline was invented, funded and implemented by students in the experimental college. This legacy of student activism is the Hallmark of SF State and the engine behind the politics associated with West Coast Liberalism. All students should expect to find their world views challenged with an eye toward making a difference in society.
I chose SF State because it had a strong Radio TV program, with emphasis on real-world, hands-on experience. The school was known for its curriculum and had graduates working in the field locally. I got what I needed, with excellent facilities and instruction. I attended SF State for two years, and can say that it fulfilled my every expectation. It was a big school with a large enrollment...students looking for a more intimate college experience might want to look elsewhere, but in my chosen field, the overall experience was excellent.
San Francisco State University was all in all a great school. I was able to get the full college experience by living in the tiny dorm rooms and sharing a bathroom with 50 other people. Unfortunately, because of budget cuts, there were many issues when trying to register for classes. Many of my classes were filled, and Nursing students were given priority over Kinesiology students, which to this day, I still do not understand that logic. It took me five years to graduate (while attending summer school) because I could not get the classes I needed. Other than the registration issues, I had a good experience. My teachers were smart and well-educated on the topics and I mad a lot of life-long friends.
SFSU is a great school to go to, most of the professors are helpful and they are knowledgeable, feel free to ask them for help. The meals on campus are great, with affordable prices. Another good aspect about SFSU it has a great learning environment, computer lab, library, everything is updated.
My experience at San Francisco State University was excellent. The classes were challenging but realistic for working students and/or students with other life commitments. The professors were knowledgeable and helpful but during my time there and beyond (I volunteered with a professor post-graduation and received several letters of recommendation for graduate school from a few of my former professors). I don't have a single complaint or regret regarding my time at SF State. I only wish I had taken more advantage of the networking opportunities while I was there. I am part of the alumni association, though, and the group is wonderful in providing statewide events and keeping alumni connected.
San Francisco State is a tremendous campus for all those unique individuals are are looking for a home away from home. With so much diversity around the beautiful green campus there is a place for everyone to feel a sense of belonging. San Francisco State allows for a great amount of growth for the real world.
My experience at SFSU was fantastic, professors and Instructors were very understanding and tried to engage with students on a more meaningful matter. SFSU offers a wide variety of courses suitable for all interest and career opportunities. The IR program is amongst the best programs SFSU offers, their distinctive staff enhance ones learning and further develops critical thinking skills about global issues, interactions of governments etc.
San Francisco State University is an excellent school. With educators who are invested in supporting students, and delivering an education that they believe gives students a foundation worthy of building success and opportunity. Maybe San Francisco State is not an Ivy League, but the people are the heart of this academic institution. From commuter students to fraternity organizations, San Francisco State offers something for everyone. Further, San Francisco State prides itself in the embrace of diversity and social justice. Not to mention, this university studies among the Bay Area, a cutting-edge community built right by Silicon Valley and a location that cannot be beat.
SFSU is a great school with something for everyone. There are so many academic options, and I used my B.A. in History as a jumping off point to earn my Master's. The teachers in the History department are particularly fabulous. They provide interesting classes and keep them interesting every day you're in class. They also are far from being easy graders, they definitely challenge their students.
San Francisco State is a great school if you're a serious student. It's a commuter school, many students travel from all over the Bay Area to study here during the day. It's not the kind of school to go to if you're interested in Greek Life or the like. However, its diversity and commitment to the arts and sciences makes it a beautiful place to learn. Personally, I found my Creative Writing program to be like a family. I was nurtured and pushed to do my very best. The smallness of this school creates for unique learning experiences you would find at private colleges. You will leave SF State feeling like you're leaving a second home, even if you only spent a few days a week on campus.