San Francisco State University

public university Estd 1899
San Francisco, California, USA
San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University (SFSU) has been operating as a state university since 1972 but was originally established in 1899 as a state-run school. It is among the 23 universities in the California State University system. There are 6 academic colleges and 4 campuses located in Romberg Tiburon Center, Downtown Campus, Sierra Nevada Field Campus, and the main campus at Holloway Ave. The university offers 94 master’s degrees, 118 bachelor’s degrees, 26 teaching credentials, and 5 doctoral degrees. There are 12 athletic teams that compete at NCAA Division II level. SFSU has accreditation by Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The main campus of SFSU is 141 acres and is located about 2 miles away from the Pacific coast. There are 12 academic buildings, 8 residential buildings and communities, a gymnasium, Cox Stadium and Maloney Field. The vibrant campus attracts students from all over the world. There is also a Mashouf Wellness Centre that offers wellness activities and opportunities for recreation. San Francisco lies in the Northern region of California and is surrounded by San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. There are endless opportunities for recreation and get-togethers. It has become the financial center of the West Coast. There are 6 Fortune 500 companies in San Francisco. The culture, art and mentality of the city is like no other.

In 2016, San Francisco State University got 36,223 applications out of which it admitted 24,704. It is the 11th most diverse college in the country and has a College of Ethnic Studies as well. In 2017, the university received $83.7 million as a financial endowment. It has around 26,500 undergraduate students and about 2,800 postgraduate students. Academic staff of more than 1,620 professionals looks after these students. Bachelors can choose from 77 academic areas while students pursuing post-graduation have 63 academic areas to choose from. In addition, the university offers 41 certificate programs and 16 credential programs.

San Francisco State University has produced several notable alumni in the fields of science, arts, and politics. Actor and actresses including Annette Bening, the voice of Lois on Family Guy, Alex Borstein, Dana Carvey, and Danny Glover have all been associated with SFSU. The lead guitarist for Metallica, Kirk Hammett, was also a student at the university. The co-inventor of the microprocessor, Stanley Mazor and producer of Pixar Animation Studios, Jonas Rivera have also studied here. Former U.S. Congressman George Miller and Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif have graduated from SFSU. The 41st Mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown graduated from the university in 1955.

Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 1.5 - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 10.2 Lakh

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MBA Flexible
  • Duration - 36 Months
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 39.5 Lakh

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Master of Science in Engineering: Concentration in Embedded Electrical and Computer Systems
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 10.2 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 19.6 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 20.2 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 19.6 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in General Business
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 19.6 Lakh

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Master of Science in Biology : Concentration in Microbiology
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 9.6 Lakh

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Master of Science in Engineering: Concentration in Energy Systems
  • Duration - 1.5-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 10.2 Lakh

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Master of Arts in Economics
  • Duration - 1.5 - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GMAT : Accepted, GRE : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 10.2 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 20.2 Lakh

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Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 19.6 Lakh

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Bachelors of Science in Health Education
  • Duration - 1-2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 11.3 Lakh

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Master of Public Health in Community Health Education
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6.5
  • Fees - INR 14.7 Lakh

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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 61
  • Fees - INR 12.9 Lakh

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Master of Public Administration
  • Duration - 1.5 - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 80
  • Fees - INR 16.9 Lakh

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Master of Science in Nursing
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - TOEFL : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 10 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 20.2 Lakh

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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 20.2 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MS - 5 CoursesGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5-7
TOEFL - 80 & Above
BBA - 2 CoursesSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6 & Above
TOEFL - 61 & Above
BE/Btech - 5 CoursesSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6 & Above
TOEFL - 61 & Above
MIM - 1 CourseGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 7 & Above
TOEFL - 80 & Above
BHM - 1 CourseSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 6 & Above
TOEFL - 61 & Above
MBA - 1 CourseGMAT - Accepted
GRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6.5 & Above
Other Courses - 4 CoursesIELTS - 6-6.5
TOEFL - 61-80
SAT - Accepted

Admission Requirement

DocumentsSOP - Needed for few courses
LOR - Needed for all courses
Essays - Not required
CV - Needed for few courses
Additional documents - Required
Application feesUSD 55
Type of deadlineRegular
Intake Season & DeadlinesFall - 1ˢᵗ - 15ᵗʰ May 2020
Spring - 15ᵗʰ Oct - 1ˢᵗ Nov 2020

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MS - 5 Courses18 - 24 MonthsINR 9.6L - 14.7L
USD 13,116 - 20,121
BBA - 2 Courses4 YearsINR 12.9L
USD 17,622
BE/Btech - 5 Courses4 YearsINR 12.9L - 13.6L
USD 17,622 - 18,513
MIM - 1 Course1.5 - 2 YearsINR 10.2L
USD 13,965
BHM - 1 Course4 YearsINR 12.9L
USD 17,622
MBA - 1 Course36 MonthsINR 30.4L
USD 41,526
Other Courses - 4 Courses1 - 4 YearsINR 10L - 16.9L
USD 13,686 - 23,067
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