About San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University (also known as SF State or SFSU) is a public university located in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1899 as San Francisco State Normal School. The university is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
The university has several academic colleges which are Liberal & Creative Arts, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, and Science and Engineering. The university offers 118 different Bachelor's degrees, 94 Master's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees including two Doctor of Education, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Ph.D in Education and Doctor of Physical Therapy Science, along with 26 teaching credentials among six academic colleges.
The university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, a subgroup of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
The university is currently ranked as the 50th best master's-granting university in the Western United States by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report also ranks San Francisco State University 1st in reputation among its "Western University peers" in 2000.