Personally, I do not like San Francisco State University because it is too much of a city. I grew up in San Diego, California and realized that I needed to see a little sun. I totally fell in love with the East Coast and actually took online courses through SFSU, while interning in Washington, D.C. I fell in love with DC but I definitely know that San Francisco was not for me. I recommend checking out the area before committing. At the same time, there are a lot of organizations out there dedicated to helping create a better world. It is very liberal and open-minded, which I loved. I would overall recommend students who are not looking to crash courses or large classes to not come here. It is really difficult to get courses and to find the right amount of courses needed to graduate within four years. At the same time, if you put yourself out there you will find great opportunities that will really advance yourself. That is what happened to me! San Francisco helped me get to Washington D.C.
In high school, I was really involved and challenged myself both academically and personally. This totally made my college transition run smoothly.