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

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Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  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 B+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  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 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
64%
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

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Cost

Net Price
$38,422 / 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
$28,734 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 138 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 137 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
6,345 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
232
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 72 responses
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Unique
    19%
  • 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
87%
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 165 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 191 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
  • San Francisco
    25%
  • SF is beautiful, but the school is too expensive
    20%
  • Too expensive; this isn't Ivy league or Harvard
    16%
  • Beautiful
    13%
  • Beautiful, diverse, inspiring. But very expensive.
    12%
  • Inspiring and Culturally Just
    4%
  • Only worth the tuition if you're in nursing
    2%

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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

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