SAT Range 860 - 1,090
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San Francisco State University is a Public school located in San Francisco, CA. San Francisco State University has a total enrollment of 30,256 with a graduation rate of 51% and a student/faculty ratio of 25:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The San Francisco State University SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend San Francisco State University.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPublic
Avg. price for students receiving grants$12,941
Avg. price for students living on campus$25,232
Avg. price for students living off campus$25,232


Total applicants35,122
Total admissions23,841
Admission rate68%
Application fee$55
Average staff salary$84,699

25th percentile score

SAT math430
SAT reading430
SAT writing
ACT composite18

75th percentile score

SAT math550
SAT reading540
SAT writing
ACT composite24

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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