In a region known for innovation, creativity and progressive thinking, San Francisco State University is the intellectual heart and soul of the surrounding city. Acknowledged as a leader in community service learning, the liberal arts and international education, SF State is also a major civic force, partnering with government, business and educational leaders to advance both the University and the region.
Founded in 1899 as a two-year teacher training college called San Francisco State Normal School, San Francisco State University today is a globally focused community of more than 30,000 students, faculty and staff. Graduates total more than 212,560.
Nearly every student, alum and faculty member represents an accomplishment and source of pride for SF State. Please click on the topics at left to view highlights.