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A San Francisco State of Mind...

San Francisco State University, located in one of the world's most vibrant and beautiful cities, is a recognized leader in addressing issues both global and close to home. In the global arena, SF State enrolls the largest number of international students at any comprehensive university in the U.S. With a diverse range of students from almost every state and nearly 100 countries, the University community is a perfect setting for learning to succeed in a pluralistic society and global economy. SF State's pioneering commitment to community and civic engagement is prevalent throughout the curriculum. Nearly 300 courses combine academic study with community involvement, and our location in a center of business, technology and culture provides a laboratory for community-service projects, work-study opportunities and internships.

Living in the Gator Community

SF State is an arts and culture center, with hundreds of workshops, guest lectures and exhibits held throughout the year. Events and exhibits feature the work of students and faculty members as well as professionals from outside the University community. In addition, more than 200 clubs and organizations help students explore their interests and connect with others and many fraternities and sororities are active on campus. Intercollegiate sports for women are basketball, cross-country, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, softball and volleyball. For men, SF State offers baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer and wrestling. Intramural leagues, tournaments and recreational activities include basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, swimming, bowling, ultimate frisbee, water polo, softball, badminton, tennis and flag football.