San Francisco State University

Opened 1899
Type Public research university
City San Francisco
National ranking 178
Total enrollment 26000
International students 874

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San Francisco State University was founded in 1899. It is located in San Francisco, the state of California in the United States. Frederick Berg was appointed as the first president. By then it was a public teaching school with a funding of $10,000, and later changed into a state college. Thirty-one women were enrolled in the first year. It did not receive university status until 1972 and it was not until 1974 that the university was renamed San Francisco State University. San Francisco State University is also part of the California State University educational system. The university offers 118 undergraduate programs, 94 master’s programs and 5 doctoral programs. Students are offered a wide range of majors in such areas as health care, engineering, natural sciences, humanities, and business. During the first semester, international students are offered assistance with issues related to the adaptation of life in another country, as well as personal issues. In 2020, San Francisco State University was ranked 19th in the U.S. university rankings in terms of salary scale and mobility index. Philosophical Gourmet Report ranked SFSU among the top 8 best universities in 2015. SFSU is the only university in California that awards its students a master’s degree in Classics

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