A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of San Francisco is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Website
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 162 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.

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
71%
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$35,054/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,955/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,997/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,514/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,662/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,056/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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.121 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,450Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 72 responses
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  • Friendly
    17%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Can somehow afford the tuition and I cannot
    13%
  • Hipster
    13%
  • RICH Asians!
    11%
  • What kind of question is this..talk about generali
    11%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
56%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.148 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • San Francisco
    29%
  • Too expensive; this isn't Ivy league or Harvard
    19%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • SF is beautiful, but the school is too expensive
    16%
  • Beautiful, diverse, inspiring. But very expensive.
    8%
  • Only worth the tuition if you're in nursing
    3%
  • Inspiring and Culturally Just
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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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So far in my time at the University of San Francisco, I have been blown away by the professors. They are all passionate, smart, experts in their fields, and although some styles of teaching may clash I have never felt afraid to go and ask a professor for help. The small class sizes definitely help the close atmosphere one can develop with professors. The number of extracurriculars you can apply yourself to are also amazing. There's a club for everything. And I will plug a little about the theater group the College Players as I am a part of that! We have the second oldest student-run college theater group in the USA, second only to Harvard. How cool is that!
What could be improved is the cafeteria food. It's rather expensive, and not all that good for what you pay for.
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I originally came to USF as a nursing major as their nursing program is very highly ranked. I ended up changing majors to biology my sophomore year and am so happy I did. I have loved my class here and have had some of the best teachers with exceptional experience in their field. Moreover, I have made relationships with friends that will be life long. The party scene and Greek life here is not very big, so if that's what you're looking for in a school, you may want to evaluate your choices. What you lose in the party/Greek scene, however, you gain in the amazing setting that is San Francisco and all the activities it has to offer. Overall, I am very happy with my choice here, but the school is not for everyone, so come for a visit to see if it's a fit for you!
This school is located in the heart of the best city in the world! As a student at USF, you are constantly in touch with the San Francisco community. The professors at USF are knowledgeable and care for their students. Students and faculty are very warm and friendly. The school is also recognized as a highly reputable institution especially in the bay area. Overall, USF is a great school!