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.
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 397,000 students in fall 2004.
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 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.
SFSU awards bachelor's degrees in 112 areas of specialization and master's
in 96. It offers a Ph.D. and Ed.D. in education with a concentration
in special education, jointly with UC Berkeley. In addition, SFSU offers
an M.S. in physical therapy and two doctorates in physical therapy
in conjunction with UC San Francisco. A doctorate in educational leadership
is jointly administered by SFSU, CSU East Bay, San Jose State University
and UC Berkeley. SFSU also offers 27 credential programs and 34 certificate
and Social Sciences
and Human Services
of Main Campus
134 acres, located in the southwest corner of San Francisco, at 1600
Holloway Avenue (corner of 19th Avenue).
SFSU Housing and Residential Services offers residential living to more
than 2,200 students of all ages and class levels.
freshmen have a choice of three types of living accommodation:
Mary Ward and Mary Park halls are traditional residence
halls, the Science and Technology Theme Community (STTC) is reserved
for first-year freshmen majoring in the science and engineering fields,
and the Towers at
Centennial Square apartments offer shared one- and two-bedroom apartments
in designated Residential Learning Communities.
and transfer students are accommodated in shared two- and three-bedroom
apartments at The
Village at Centennial Square.
senior and graduate students are accommodated in shared townhome
apartments at University Park South.