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University of San Francisco
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

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 167 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

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1140-1330
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$42,801 / 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
$26,504 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 117 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 143 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 142 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
    12%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    88%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,572 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
280
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Can somehow afford the tuition and I cannot
    14%
  • Hipster
    14%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • People are very introverted.
    5%
  • Not outgoing. At all.
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 170 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 196 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 102 responses
  • San Francisco
    24%
  • SF is beautiful, but the school is too expensive
    19%
  • Too expensive; this isn't Ivy league or Harvard
    16%
  • Beautiful
    15%
  • Beautiful, diverse, inspiring. But very expensive.
    12%
  • Inspiring and Culturally Just
    5%
  • Oppurtunity
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$62,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
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

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