Francisco State University's mission is:
create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes
respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity,
and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the
promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment.
provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of
the region and state, as well as the nation and world.
SF State is part of the largest system of higher education in the country
granting bachelor's and master's degrees, the California State University
(CSU). It is the largest university system in the country, with 23 campuses
and 417,000 students.
SF State is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges
and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
"Experientia Docet" (Experience Teaches)
Purple and Gold
The 'Gator (alligator)
Men: baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer,
Women: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball,
track & field (indoor & outdoor)
Two 16-week semesters: late August through December; late January through
late May; and a summer semester: June through August.
SF State awards bachelor's degrees in 111 areas, master's in 95, and in fall 2007 will introduce its first independent doctoral program, an Ed.D. The University offers a Ph.D. and Ed.D. in education with a concentration in special education with UC Berkeley. A joint Master of Science in Physical Therapy is offered jointly with University of California, San Francisco, as are two doctorates -- the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Physical Therapy Science. In addition, the University offers 27 credential programs and 34 certificate programs.
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Health and Human Services
Science and Engineering
of Main Campus
134 acres, located in the southwest corner of San Francisco, at 1600
Holloway Avenue (corner of 19th Avenue).
Housing and Residential Services offers residential living to more than
2,200 students of all ages and class levels.
freshmen have a choice of four types of living accommodation: Mary Ward
and Mary Park halls are traditional residence
halls. The Science and Technology Theme Community is reserved for
first-year freshmen majoring in the science and engineering fields. The
Centennial Square apartments offer shared one- and two-bedroom apartments
in designated Residential Learning Communities. The Village at Centennial
Square building C is the Business Learning Community for first year freshmen
majoring in business.
and transfer students are accommodated in shared two- and three-bedroom
at The Village
at Centennial Square. International students are also accommodated
in the Village at Centennial Square International Learning Community.
senior and graduate students are accommodated in shared townhome apartments