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Mission
San Francisco State University's mission is:

Affiliation
SFSU is part of the largest system of higher education in the country granting bachelor's and master's degrees, The California State University (CSU). The 23 campuses served 360,254 students in fall 1998.

Accreditation
SFSU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Motto
"Experientia Docet" ("Experience Teaches")

Centennial Year Theme
"Celebrating 100 Years of Opportunity"

School Colors
Purple and Gold

Mascot
The 'Gator (alligator)

Athletic Teams
Men:

baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer,
swimming, track & field , wrestling
Women:
basketball, cross country, soccer, softball,
swimming, tennis, track & field (indoor & outdoor), volleyball

Academic Calendar
Two 16-week semesters: late August through December; late January through late May. SFSU also offers three six-week and shorter sessions during the summer, and a three-week winter session.

Degree/Program Offerings
Within its 83 academic departments and programs, SFSU awards bachelor's degrees in 115 areas of specialization and master's in 93. SFSU offers a Ph.D. and Ed.D. in education with a concentration in special education, jointly, with UC Berkeley and a joint Master's of Science in Physical Therapy with UC San Francisco. The University also offers 28 credential programs and 22 certificate programs.

Academic Colleges
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Business
Creative Arts
Education
Ethnic Studies
Health and Human Services
Humanities
Science and Engineering

Size of Main Campus
93 acres, located in the southwest corner of San Francisco, at 1600 Holloway Avenue (corner of 19th Avenue), San Francisco.

Housing
Campus residence halls and apartments house 2,100 students at capacity. The university Guest Center provides overnight accommodations for up to 100.

Satellite Centers




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Information on this page was compiled in fall 1998.


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