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San Francisco Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

San Francisco Colleges and Schools

Colleges in San Francisco, California

There are at least 23 colleges in San Francisco, listed and described below. These schools represent 105,015 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 67,139 full-time students, and a reported 7,977 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include City College of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Academy of Art University and University of San Francisco.

We also provide an extensive list of California Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • San Francisco is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in San Francisco.
  • Housing and buildings in San Francisco tend to be older than other areas.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in San Francisco.

Featured Colleges in the San Francisco Area (QuickSchools™)

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Emeryville, CA; San Jose, CA

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Oakland, CA

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  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate
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San Francisco Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: animation and special effects, fashion design, cinematography, interior design, illustration, computer graphics, photography, commercial art
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 11,334 students, 9,008 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,646 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112-1898

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, child development, health professions, automobile mechanics, medical records tech, cardiovascular tech, culinary arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 46,411 students, 17,383 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Miami Ad School-San Francisco
415 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

  • Programs: advertising
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 85 students, 83 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Miss Martys Hair Academy and Esthetics Institute
1087 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Programs: cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care, massage therapy, cosmetoloty instructor, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 92 students, 78 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Colleges in San Francisco with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
455 Arkansas St
San Francisco, CA 94107

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 241 students, 358 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

American Conservatory Theater
30 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

  • Programs: acting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 46 students, 103 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Programs: counseling psychology, interdisciplinary studies, philosophy and religious studies, organizational behavior, anthropology, clinical psychology, psychology courses, health and medical administrative
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 1,126 students, 1,052 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94133-2299

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: painting, photography, various performing arts, sculpture, printmaking, design and visual communication, cinematography, museum studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 655 students, 646 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 115 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-580. Math: 410-550. Writing: 460-580.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-6011

  • Programs: voice, violin, guitar, and strings, music performance, piano, music theory and composition, conducting
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 406 students, 405 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, English, radio and television, education, biology, registered nursing, liberal arts and sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 30,125 students, 25,548 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,409 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 440-560. Math: 440-560.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
747 Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

  • Programs: psychology, interdisciplinary studies, organizational behavior
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 488 students, 459 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco
55 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108-5805

  • Programs: fashion merchandising, fashion design, design and visual communication, interior design, graphic design
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's.
  • Student Body: 1,031 students, 863 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

University of California Hastings College of Law
200 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102-4978

  • Programs: law, legal professions
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,262 students, 1,483 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 252 student capacity.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

University of California-San Francisco
500 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143-0244

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, medical scientist, neuroscience, biomedical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 2,999 students, 1,388 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,367 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option.

University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, law, registered nursing, counseling psychology, organizational behavior, psychology, education, public administration
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 8,714 students, 8,282 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,188 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 510-620. Math: 530-630. Writing: 520-620.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Alameda Colleges 2 72,259 5,979  
Berkeley Colleges 13 102,743 41,814 7,753
Daly City Colleges 3 103,621 170  
Oakland Colleges 14 399,484 25,531 1,612
San Bruno Colleges 1 40,165 8,359  
San Pablo Colleges 1 30,215 7,147  

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