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San Francisco State University
MottoExperientia Docet (Latin)
Motto in EnglishExperience Teaches
Established1899
TypePublic
EndowmentUS$49 million (2011)[1]
PresidentLeslie E. Wong
Academic staff1,506[2]
Admin. staff2,010[2]
Students30,500 (Fall 2012[3]
Undergraduates26,363 (Fall 2012)[3]
Postgraduates4,137 (Fall 2012)[3]
LocationSan Francisco, California, United States
CampusUrban, 141.61 acres (57.31 ha)[4]
Former namesSan Francisco State Normal School (1899–1921)
San Francisco State Teachers College (1921–35)
San Francisco State College (1935–74)
ColorsPurple and Gold         
MascotGators
AffiliationsCalifornia State University
Websitehttp://www.sfsu.edu
SFState Logo.png
 
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San Francisco State University
MottoExperientia Docet (Latin)
Motto in EnglishExperience Teaches
Established1899
TypePublic
EndowmentUS$49 million (2011)[1]
PresidentLeslie E. Wong
Academic staff1,506[2]
Admin. staff2,010[2]
Students30,500 (Fall 2012[3]
Undergraduates26,363 (Fall 2012)[3]
Postgraduates4,137 (Fall 2012)[3]
LocationSan Francisco, California, United States
CampusUrban, 141.61 acres (57.31 ha)[4]
Former namesSan Francisco State Normal School (1899–1921)
San Francisco State Teachers College (1921–35)
San Francisco State College (1935–74)
ColorsPurple and Gold         
MascotGators
AffiliationsCalifornia State University
Websitehttp://www.sfsu.edu
SFState Logo.png

San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State and SFSU) is a public university located in San Francisco, California. As part of the 23-campus California State University system, the university offers over 100 areas of study from six academic colleges.[4] San Francisco State University consistently ranks among the top 50 master's–granting universities in the west by U.S. News & World Report.[5] SFSU has one of the top ranked Engineering Schools in the world by Business Insider.[6]

In the Fall of 2012, 30,500 students were enrolled at San Francisco State University of which 86.4% were undergraduates, 12.9% graduates, and 0.6% postgraduate.[7]

Contents

History

Academics

Cesar Chavez Student Center

The university's academic colleges are:

In addition, the University has a College of Extended Learning. SF State is on the semester system.


Fall Freshman Statistics[10]

 201220112010200920082007
Freshman Applicants30,08929,37628,21830,79627,451
Admits19,56918,40120,46520,35118,370
 % Admitted %65.0%62.6%72.5%66.1%66.9%
Enrolled3,5373,6954,0323,6003,465
GPA3.153.123.113.133.10
SAT10071009101110151002
ACT2222212121
*SAT out of 1600

The university awards bachelor's degrees in 115 areas of specialization, master's degrees in 97, and a doctor of education (Ed.D.) in educational leadership. It jointly offers three doctoral programs; a doctorate in education in partnership with University of California, Berkeley with a concentration in special education, and two doctorates in physical therapy with University of California, San Francisco.

SFSU ranks 18th among the top 20 undergraduate schools whose alumni go on to be admitted to the State Bar; many subsequently run for public office.[11]

The Cinema department, in the College of Creative Arts, was named one of the nation's "top film schools" by Entertainment Weekly in 2000.[12] Alumni of the program have worked on such films as Titanic, Schindler's List, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.[citation needed]

Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, a subgroup of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[13] The College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Distinctions

Quad and the old J. Paul Leonard Library

Diversity

Demographics of student body
Undergraduate
African American5.9%
Asian American29.8%
White American29.6%
Hispanic American15.9%
Native American0.5%
International6.2%
Ethnicity unreported/unknown11.9%

In 1968, what was then the longest student strike in the nation's history,[17] resulted in establishment of a College of Ethnic Studies, and increased recruiting and admissions of students of color. In 2002 there was much tension between pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian students.[18]

Mascot

The school first adopted their mascot, the Gator, in 1931. After a call for a mascot by the student newspaper the Bay Leaf, students suggested the "alligator" for its strength and steadfastness. The student also suggested the spelling "Golden Gaters," with an "e," in reference to the Golden Gate. Students voted in favor of the name, but after numerous "misspellings" by the newspaper, the use of Gator, with an "o," stuck. [19][20]

The team was called the Golden Gaters until the late 1940s. At that time, they began having two live alligators at football games, Oogee (oo-gee) and Ougee (aug-gee).[citation needed] The name was changed to the Golden Gators. The alligator mascots were dropped shortly and Golden was dropped from the name in the early 1970s.

Campus buildings

Classes and services

Burk Hall

Residence buildings, communities, and services

Conference facilities

Athletics

The school's athletic teams, called the Gators, compete in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (except in wrestling, in which they compete in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference), in the Division II of the NCAA. SFSU fields eleven sports for men and women for the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Fall sports for men include cross country and soccer. Fall sports for women include cross country and soccer. Winter sports for men include basketball and wrestling. Winter sports for women include basketball and indoor track and field. The spring sport for men is baseball. Spring sports for women include outdoor track and field and softball.

SFSU has produced three major league baseball players, of which two later became All-Stars (former Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson, and former Brewers and Red Sox outfielder Tommy Harper). The soccer program has had one player enter the professional leagues. Jared MacLane played in the Professional First Division in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

The Gators have also produced thirteen National Football League players, including Billy Baird, Elmer Collett, Maury Duncan, Carl Kammerer, Douglas Parrish and Floyd Peters. Mike Holmgren got his collegiate coaching start as the team's Offensive Coordinator in 1981. The football program ended in 1995.

Wrestling has been the most successful sports team in SFSU history. The Gators have scored at a National Championship meet every year since 1963–64. They currently have the sixth longest scoring streak of any collegiate squad. Lars Jensen has been the head coach since 1983–84 and has had an All-American in 22 of his 24 seasons. He has coached nine individual NCAA Champions, 50 All-Americans and in 1996–97, he led SFSU to the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Controversies

Controversies include:

Notable faculty & alumni

References

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