San Francisco State Admissions

The application fee is $55 for applying undergraduate school and $55 for graduate school at San Francisco State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$55
Graduate Application Fees$55
Online Application
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 67.30% and yield is 15.85%. 13,399 men and 21,230 women applied to San Francisco State and 9,051 men and 14,256 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,531 men and 2,163 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 67.30%67.55%67.15%
Yield 15.85%16.92%15.17%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 3,240 students (88% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 773 students (21%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 580 and 25th percentile is 470. The SAT Math score is 570 (75th) and 470 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 68 (75th percentile) and 68 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing470580
SAT Math470570
ACT Composite1723
ACT Math1622
ACT English1623
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at San Francisco State University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,063, ACT: 60 - Public Doctoral/Research University).

Application Requirements

San Francisco State requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants. Next table summarizes San Francisco State University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see San Francisco State online application page .
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San Francisco State Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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