Discover your future at San Francisco State University

World-class academics, a diverse campus and an incredible location are three top reasons students pick San Francisco State University.

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Discover San Francisco State University

Located in the city of San Francisco across two campuses, San Francisco State University (SF State) is one of the most desirable places to study in America. In a globally influential city that’s also home to some of the world’s biggest tech companies, our students have the chance to build the connections and experience that will transform their careers.

SF State students frequently go on to outstanding careers in film, business, the law, medical science, education, entertainment, and the tech industry – with a significant number also heading to local companies such as Apple, Google, Wells Fargo and Oracle.

At the heart of this success are market leading departments like our Business faculty (top 5% nationwide – AACSB accredited (only applied to top 5% courses) and film school. With 21 Pulitzer Prizes, 49 Emmy and 16 Oscar winners and NASA astronauts among our alumni, our students know that with hard work, success can be theirs too.

Why choose San Francisco State (SF State)?

Diverse Student Body:

At SF State, students come to study from over 100 different countries, so you can learn about other cultures simply by making friends amongst your peers. Not to mention you can make lifelong connections that will help you to expand your network worldwide.

200+ Student Clubs:

Interested in sports, politics, religious organisations or more? SF State has more than 200 clubs for you to join and you can find your community easily at a major campus social hub – Mashouf Wellness Centre, where student events range from workshops and career fairs to movie night and concerts.

Transform you into a highly employable professional:

Career Service at SF state provide you with range of opportunities to help boost your career, with workshops, internships, and a range of courses to increase your leadership, teamwork, critical thinking abilities.

Technology and Innovation:

SF state is located in a globally influential city that’s also home to some of the world’s biggest tech companies, our students have the chance to build the connections and experience that will transform their careers.

Affordable tuition:

With all that the city has to offer, SF State is also part of the California State University system – meaning it is able to offer very low tuition fees to international students.

Great social mobility programmes:

SF State is ranked among the Top 25 universities in America for Social Mobility*which makes it best at making it affordable for students to graduate and obtain well-paying jobs. (Ranked #11 for 2021 Top Performers on Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report).

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Located in the city of San Francisco

The main campus is located just east of Lake Merced, a quiet and picturesque area of the city with acres of parkland for relaxation. The downtown campus is in the heart of downtown San Francisco, just minutes from the Embarcadero, Salesforce Tower and financial district.

After completing three years of undergraduate study at Shih-Chien University in international trade, I enrolled in the International Business certificate program at SF State. While taking the inspiring Global Entrepreneurship course, I realized that I lacked some professional skills and knowledge needed to become an entrepreneur and a leader… I am excited to transfer to the Business Administration Certificate program, a path for the international student to gain the foundation needed to pursue a fast track MBA degree.

How does a Pathway work?


from high school or completes undergraduate degree.


Providing preparation and academic skills for university study.


International Year One = 4 years.


and continue into the remainder of degree.


Need more guidance with your application?

Victor K. Ikpe

Regional Manager (North America) – Sub Saharan Africa
Tel: +234 916 804 2676

The San Francisco State University International Year One Pathway Program is operated by Oxford International Education Group in partnership with San Francisco State University.

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