San Francisco State University
For more than 100 years, San Francisco State has played key roles in shaping their city and the surrounding Bay Area. This is an institution driven by a commitment to student success and a commitment to their local and global communities. San Francisco State University, located in one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities, is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. The mission of San Francisco State University is to 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 Bay Area, to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment, and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. About 1,500 international students from more than 100 countries study at San Francisco State University. SF State is strongly committed to international education and to providing quality support and services for international students and scholars. Explore their campus virtually now, then apply for admission as an undergraduate or graduate student. In the global arena, SF State ranks fourth in the nation among master’s institutions that host international students and ranks first among U.S. universities for the number of students who study abroad for an academic year. With a diverse range of students from almost every state and nearly 100 countries, the University community is a perfect setting for learning to succeed in a pluralistic society and global economy. In fact, their campus was ranked third among all U.S. universities for diversity by the Wall Street Journal. F State’s pioneering commitment to community and civic engagement is prevalent throughout the curriculum. More than 500 courses combine academic study with community involvement, and their location in a centre of business, technology, and culture provides a laboratory for community-service projects, work-study opportunities, and internships. The University has been named by Princeton Review a College with a Conscience, classified as one of the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement institutions, and consistently receives the Presidential Award in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honour Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service. SF State awards bachelor’s degrees in 77 academic areas with an additional 48 areas of concentration, master’s degrees in 63 academic areas with an additional 41 areas of concentration, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Programs offered jointly with University of California campuses include a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in special education with UC Berkeley, and a clinical doctorate, Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) with UC San Francisco. In addition, SF State offers 16 credential programs and 41 certificate programs.
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