San Francisco State University's mission is:To 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 Bay Area.
To promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment.
To provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.
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 407,000 students in fall 2002.
SFSU 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 GoldM
The 'Gator (alligator)
Men: baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer,
swimming, outdoor track & field, wrestling
Women:basketball, cross country, soccer, softball,
swimming, tennis, track & field (indoor & outdoor), volleyball
Two 16-week semesters: late August through December; late January through late May; and a summer semester: June through August.
SFSU awards bachelor's degrees in 116 areas of specialization and master's in 95. It offers a Ph.D. and Ed.D. in education with a concentration in special education, jointly with UC Berkeley. In addition, SFSU offers a joint Master of Science in Physical Therapy with UC San Francisco, as well as 27 credential programs and 34 certificate programs.
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Health and Human Services
Science and Engineering
Size of Main Campus
102 acres, located in the southwest corner of San Francisco, at 1600 Holloway Avenue (corner of 19th Avenue).
For freshmen and sophomores, SFSU has two traditional residence
halls, Mary Park and Mary Ward halls. The
Towers, also for freshmen and sophomores, is a newly renovated apartment
building slated to open for fall 2004. Apartment living for upper-division
and graduate students is available at The
Village at Centennial Square. University Park apartments and townhomes
are open to all members of the campus community.