San Francisco State University Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
(38 Reviews)
  • San Francisco (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,140
91% of 38 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 38 students said they would recommend this school to others
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3.5 out of 5 stars
Omaira Faizyar - 9/24/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
"SFSU is a great diverse university however I feel like faculty is not as resourceful as I hoped. I wish my instructors were more helpful and would teach us how the workforce will really be like. I learned core business analytics, just don't know how to apply it to the real work world. Faculty should help students land jobs and help network them with alumni- so that we have some guidance when we are finished with college."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Justin Balenzuela - 9/9/2016
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014
"San Francisco State University's Urban Studies and Planning program, prepares students for a career within the realm of cities. The dynamic advantage of learning in San Francisco is that the city is on the forefront of what eventually becomes laws and regulations for the state and country. Students are prepared to have a career in one of the most contentious and difficult cities to plan urban space and policy. With that understanding of operating in San Francisco, students may venture off to any urban space in the country with the skills to have an effective career. Also, the program allows students to choose their career path with the freedom to work on specific research topics, whether it is transportation, land use policies, housing, landscape design, or sustainable planning. The most valuable asset of the program, since it is in San Francisco, are the professors and department staff. They are directly involved in local politics, and have experience working within the city planning departments and local organizations. I would highly recommend this program for any student looking to start a career around people, city politics and land use."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hayli Macomber - 7/20/2016
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"I loved how small my college was; all of the students were very close friends. The professors were amazing and supportive. The amount of diversity was also very inspiring. For the International Relations B.A. you have to write a thesis paper, which is very unusual for an undergraduate degree. However, I found it to be such a great learning experience and it really prepared me for a Master's program, which I am very excited to start this Fall!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Amy - 7/20/2016
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2011
"Although I attended SFSU during the height of the CSU budget crisis and faced furlough days and having to crash classes, I was still able to graduate with a bachelor's degree in only three years. This was the best program for me as I knew i wanted to teach English at the high school level. It also qualified me to teach middle school if the opportunity presents itself. The professors and advisors had lots of real world experiences teaching in classrooms all across the spectrum of ELA and ELD. I exited the program feeling prepared not only for a credential program, but for the teaching profession as well."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Samuel Alipate - 7/14/2016
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"San Francisco State University offered an array of teaching styles, which met the various learning styles of their students. The professors are highly educated and motivated in the success of their students. I feel SFSU properly prepared me for my career in Education."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Fatemeh sabzei - 4/10/2016
Graduation Year: 2009
"I have studied dentistry college in in San Francisco State University,so want to continue my lesson but online application because I'm busy in Iran with heart of my father he is sick we should take care from him so i want to take lesson but online I don't want to lost my term."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Jesse Tsai - 12/23/2015
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2012
"San Francisco State University was known as commuter school. The majority of my colleagues come from low income families and work part time to support their studies. The number of students that majored in physics was no more than forty, and as a result, the faculty did their best to provide assistance to the undergraduates whenever possible. My professors understood that some of us worked full time, and sat down with each of us individually to help figure out a course of action so that we can succeed in the class or accomplish our labs with sufficient time. The program also had its own room for the undergraduate and graduate students that gave us an opportunity to collaborate together and to plan our courses together. This cohort of students would also collaborate together with the professors to organize trips to gaze at the stars with the telescopes that were provided by the department, to attend lectures from other renowned researchers in specific fields, to have the opportunity to see the candidate professors that come to fill in spots left by retired ones, and to be a cohort that struggled together and succeeded together. I had been at another university prior to this, and the amount of care they showed for the undergraduates and their education was phenomenal."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/3/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"Not a lot of school spirit but if you don't enjoy that kind of surrounding and love exploring a new city, it's a great location."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Peep - 11/3/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015
"I love SFSU. Great professors, onde of the best Poli Sci schools in the nation. Very diverse."
3.5 out of 5 stars
SFSU Alumni, CPA - 10/5/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2007
"SF is a great school that had a good amount of business classes to choose from. I think they have more variety now than when I went to school? The teachers are hit and miss so definitely do some research if you have the ability to select the teacher and class you want. I learned a lot while I was at SF State. The downer is that it is pretty much a commutter college so a lot of people don't stay on campus so campus life isn't as lively as those with a lot of school attendees living nearby. Super super convenient location and reasonably affordable."

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