Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Start now by Learning About Diversity at SFSU, and how it is Similar to Other Schools in the Country.
Pretty Good When it Comes to Diversity
The total diversity grade is created by adding up individual factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity.
Ranked #679 nationwide, San Francisco State University is above average in overall diversity.
Racial Diversity is Very Good
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
San Francisco State University is ranked #75 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average.
Explore SFSU Racial Diversity
When available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at SFSU.
SFSU boasts excellent racial diversity.
Very good racial representation in faculty.
Male to Female Ratio is Fairly Even
Are you seeking a campus with a fairly balanced mix of males to females?
At San Francisco State University, the disparity between men and women on campus is lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at SFSU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #737 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 11,781 males and 14,899 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at SFSU
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among SFSU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at San Francisco State University is lower than the national average.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among SFSU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at SFSU is excellent.
Seems to be Popular for Local Students
Do you want a local school that primarily pulls local students? This could be a good option for you.
We've arrived at the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they were admitted.
Over 90% of the students attending San Francisco State University come from within California. This puts SFSU's level of geographic diversity below the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #1,813.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 16 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at SFSU
There is a medium sized community of about 2,210 international students at San Francisco State University representing at least 46 countries. Click on the SFSU International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Would you prefer a school where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you opt for a school where most students are the same age as you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At San Francisco State University, 46.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank SFSU #1,523 in the nation for student age diversity.
SFSU Age Diversity Chart
The chart below displays the age range of the student body at SFSU.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we talk about diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of people and ideas, and the traditions, belief cultures and systems that come with them. Students who state that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, religions, and classes.
- How is SFSU doing at attracting and supporting students from all income levels?
Schools with otherwise excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as financial backgrounds. Get a better idea of how SFSU supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to SFSU?
Call the school to find out what they are doing to stimulate diversity, and what student groups, clubs and associations are available that encourage diversified perspectives on campus.