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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
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
About University of San Francisco...
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
66%
SAT Range
1100-1290
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$35,270/ 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
$27,943/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
A
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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.133 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.132 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,586Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
259
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Friendly
    17%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Can somehow afford the tuition and I cannot
    13%
  • Hipster
    11%
  • What kind of question is this..talk about generali
    10%
  • RICH Asians!
    10%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
55%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.160 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.186 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 92 responses
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  • San Francisco
    25%
  • SF is beautiful, but the school is too expensive
    20%
  • Too expensive; this isn't Ivy league or Harvard
    17%
  • Beautiful
    14%
  • Beautiful, diverse, inspiring. But very expensive.
    11%
  • Inspiring and Culturally Just
    3%
  • Only worth the tuition if you're in nursing
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $62,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    77%
    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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    I LOVE being at the University of San Francisco. Some aspects of USF that I love is how the class sizes are fairly small. I am able to meet with my professors whenever I need, without having to compete for an appointment slot. Since the undergrad population is around 6000 students, the resources on or off-campus can be reached by all students. There are a lot of immersion/retreat opportunities where donors/the university provides a lot of scholarships for most students in need!
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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.
    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!