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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
From University of San Francisco

There's no better place to launch your life than San Francisco. Here in the birthplace of progress and big ideas you'll find USF, a Jesuit university that for 164 years has fed students' passion to make a difference. Come learn with classmates even more diverse than the city itself. Intern at Tesla or Kiva (or both). Surf and ski on the same day. And study with professors—not TAs—who encourage you to find your voice and use it. USF graduates rank among the top 3% in the U.S. for their earning potential. But they don't only do well in the world. They change it for the better.

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University of San Francisco Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1130-1330
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,475/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,580/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.117 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.137 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.136 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,435Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
269
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Friendly
    23%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Can somehow afford the tuition and I cannot
    15%
  • Hipster
    14%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • People are very introverted.
    6%
  • Stuck up
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.164 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.190 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
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  • San Francisco
    25%
  • SF is beautiful, but the school is too expensive
    19%
  • Too expensive; this isn't Ivy league or Harvard
    17%
  • Beautiful
    14%
  • Beautiful, diverse, inspiring. But very expensive.
    13%
  • Inspiring and Culturally Just
    4%
  • Only worth the tuition if you're in nursing
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $62,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    75%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    76%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses

    University of San Francisco Reviews

    2,161 reviews
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    I love the University of San Francisco. The location is fantastic! There are always things to do around the city and the education is exceptional. The professors and school administration are very supportive of students. I feel a personal connection with my professors and the staff at the university. There are many campus resources that have helped me with classes, mental health, employment and so much more. I would recommend this university to anyone who is looking for an education that personally caters to the individual. I would also recommend this school for people who enjoy exploring places and trying new things.
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    USF is an amazing university! One of the things I love most about the campus is the positive environment between students. Everyone you meet genuinely wants to help you succeed and see you succeed. One thing that's great is that USF doesn't do "rank-based" grading and we have direct-entry programs, so it really fosters an environment where you don't feel like you're competing with others.

    Professors really care about seeing you do well in their classes too. Many of them encourage attending office hours and the small classes means that it's not packed all the time.

    The city has tons of amazing opportunities too! There's lots of options to build your career.
    I enjoy attending the University of San Francisco! As a current Junior business major, USF has opened my mind to new opportunities whether they are professional and social. The USF's core value of caring for a whole person shines within each classroom, professor, and staff. I feel like they really want me to succeed and feel supported in my college journey. I enjoy how class sizes are small enough for me to get to know my professor and classmates. Overall, the campus culture is inviting and a tight-knit community