San Francisco State University International Student Report

Explore international student trends at San Francisco State University to discover how SFSU stacks up to the competition when it comes to serving students from outside the United States.

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San Francisco State University is Extremely Popular With International Students

An analysis of student visa data suggests that in 2020 as many as 1,159,798 international students came to the U.S. to study at American colleges and universities. From this diverse international pool, SFSU was home to approximately 1,871 international students.

College Factual ranks SFSU as 135th out of a total 1,279 colleges and universities for popularity with international students.

International Popularity: (135th out of 1,279)
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At least 46 countries are represented on the SFSU campus. The countries with the largest on-campus communities are Flag of China  China, Flag of India  India, and Flag of Japan  Japan.

San Francisco State University reports having a total of 1,871 international students on campus, 1,573 of whom are undergraduates. This is out of a total of 27,349 students, 24,024 of whom are undergraduates.

SFSU suggests that international students make up about 6.8% of the student body.

Use the map below to explore the popularity of San Francisco State University on a country by country basis.

The Number of International Students at SFSU is Decreasing

Over the past several years the total international population of students on campus has shrunk. Flag of China  China was the largest contributor to this decline.

The chart below shows how the total number of international students at SFSU has grown over the past several years.

2013: (N/A students)
2014: (2,212 students)
2015: (2,210 students)
2016: (2,210 students)
2017: (2,320 students)
2018: (1,871 students)

Use the map below to explore the popularity trends on a country by country basis.

San Francisco State University Offers International Students a Typical Overall Quality American Education

College Factual ranks SFSU as 532nd out of 1,232 total colleges and universities for providing a quality educational experience to international students.

International Quality: (532nd out of 1,232)
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CollegeFactual has also ranked the quality of the education at SFSU on a country by country basis. SFSU ranks the best for are for students from Flag of China  China, Flag of India  India, and Flag of Japan  Japan.

Use the map below to explore the San Francisco State University experience for your country.

San Francisco State University Offers Above Average Value for International Students

College Factual ranks SFSU as 183rd out of a total 1,204 colleges and universities for providing value to international students.

International Value: (183rd out of 1,204)
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CollegeFactual has also ranked the value of the education at SFSU on a country by country basis. SFSU's best value is for students from Flag of China  China, Flag of Japan  Japan, and Flag of India  India.

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Business Administration & Management is the Most Popular SFSU Degree for International Students

The most popular degrees at SFSU with international students are Business Administration & Management, Computer Science, and Basic Developmental & Remedial Education.

Business Administration & Management: (176 students)
Computer Science: (160 students)
Basic Developmental & Remedial Education: (152 students)
Finance & Financial Management: (138 students)
International Business: (100 students)
Marketing: (96 students)
Accounting: (93 students)
General Engineering: (89 students)
Film, Video & Photographic Arts: (74 students)
Teacher Education Grade Specific: (60 students)

Use the map below to explore the most popular degrees at San Francisco State University on a country by country basis.

Select a Country to View Additional Details

Drill into the map below or use the following table to select a specific country and get detailed San Francisco State University information specific to that country.

International students by Country attending San Francisco State University
CountryPopularity RankingQuality RankingValue Ranking
Australia15517074
Bangladesh318N/AN/A
Brazil129280131
Canada264404187
China133353153
Colombia182219109
Egypt276N/AN/A
France8422291
Germany123260129
Ghana462N/AN/A
Greece196N/AN/A
Hong Kong3717354
India154327153
Indonesia3317354
Iran185233122
Israel608424
Italy8118763
Japan1122592
Jordan194N/AN/A
Kenya484N/AN/A
Kuwait5414774
Malaysia2817273
Mexico217260126
Mongolia95522
Nepal288294182
Netherlands9510942
Nigeria360354225
Norway749037
Pakistan196270136
Peru218N/AN/A
Philippines3212242
Russia4518968
Saudi Arabia182324171
Singapore154N/AN/A
South Korea121321149
Spain172232112
Sri Lanka246N/AN/A
Sweden3512453
Taiwan6422588
Thailand6619072
Turkey9621481
Ukraine199N/AN/A
United Arab Emirates117N/AN/A
United Kingdom259328154
Venezuela12418787
Vietnam26297121

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