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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  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
    C+
  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 163 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

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
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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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.127 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 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 78 responses
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  • Friendly
    17%
  • Can somehow afford the tuition and I cannot
    14%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Hipster
    12%
  • What kind of question is this..talk about generali
    10%
  • RICH Asians!
    10%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
55%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.154 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • San Francisco
    27%
  • SF is beautiful, but the school is too expensive
    19%
  • Too expensive; this isn't Ivy league or Harvard
    17%
  • Beautiful
    15%
  • Beautiful, diverse, inspiring. But very expensive.
    9%
  • Only worth the tuition if you're in nursing
    2%
  • Inspiring and Culturally Just
    2%

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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University of San Francisco Reviews

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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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So far my college experience has been good. My only complaint is the food. It really is terrible food and I keep wishing they get better. Weirdly, they have the same caterer for the cafeteria and event, but the event food is so much better than what students are offered. Other than that, academics are great. I have loved all my classes last year and are loving them this semester. Another great thing about USF is their support for financial aid, it's really good!
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!