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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 368,252 students in fall 2000.

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

"Experientia Docet" (Experience Teaches)

School Colors
Purple and Gold

The 'Gator (alligator)

Athletic Teams

baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer,
swimming, track & field , wrestling
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; and a summer semester: June through August.

Degree/Program Offerings
Within its 83 academic departments and programs, SFSU awards bachelor's degrees in 117 areas of specialization and master's in 97. 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 34 certificate programs.

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

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

SFSU provides on-campus housing to in two traditional residence buildings, Mary Park and Mary Ward halls. Apartment living is available for upper-division and graduate students in the new state-of-the-art Village at Centennial Square. Additional accomodations are available to students at nearby Stonestown and Park Merced apartments, as well as on Treasure Island and in the Presidio.

Satellite Centers

Downtown Center, College of Extended Learning
425 Market St., 63,000 square feet of conference, classroom, and computer laboratory space

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Information on this page was compiled in fall 2000.

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