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-AAA
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Scores Range
1040-1250
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of San Francisco

Cost

Net Price
$32,867/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,694/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,556/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,413/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,718/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,564/ 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.120 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,529Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
27%
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
    15%
  • 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.147 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.173 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
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  • San Francisco
    28%
  • 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 University of San Francisco

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
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

1,942 reviews
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My overall experience from the application process to starting my second semester has been amazing. When I reached out for information and answers to my questions throughout the application process, I was met with caring and extremely helpful staff. They truly wanted to help and guide me through the process, something I had never experienced before with other schools. I am extremely grateful for not only the school administration, but also for my amazing academic advisor/professor Dru Bhattacharya! From the minute I was accepted into the MPH program, he helped me get a scholarship for my first semester of school, and checked up on my progress often. Overall, I am extremely happy with my experience at USF!
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University of San Francisco is absolutely phenomenal! From the Professors to the students to even the maintenance staff, they all are so respectful, intellectual, and caring, which makes USF seem like home away from home. The only hard thing is paying for this amazing school. Even though it is very expensive, I will my best to try to pay for it because it is worth it.
As a nursing major, this university has state of the art equipment, well-seasoned professors, tutoring, lectures from well-known speakers, & various job/social opportunities. The small campus is diverse, with international students & staff. The greek & sports scenes are not notable. The school, one of the few Jesuit universities in the country, is geographically located in the middle of San Francisco, so nothing is ever more than a 30 minute drive (50 minute bus ride) away. While the science, business, & social justice related majors are strong, most other majors offer good, but not notable, programs.
The dorms are quite small & require students to leave during winter break. The food is good for a university, but extremely overpriced if without a meal plan, & disappointing compared to the foodie culture of the city.There are 24/7 campus police & a shuttle available for a 2.5 mile radius of the school, but students should be warned to always be aware of their surroundings off campus.