University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, USA
3.83 Average Rating

Founded by Jesuits in the mid-nineteenth century, the University of San Francisco is a private Catholic university and the first university established in the city. The 55-acre urban campus located near Golden Gate Park is home to 49 academic majors as well as an Honors College. As part of the USF core curriculum, all students are required to take classes in six academic fields of study, including in a Theology and Religious Studies course, however, students are not required to attend a weekly church service. Beyond the classroom, USF provides numerous opportunities for service including Arrupe Immersion trips that enable students to live and work in economically marginalized communities. USF also maintains partnerships with several schools abroad, including in El Salvador, Italy, Japan, and Finland.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2018 May 1, 2018
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
71%
Out-Of-State Students
27%
49%
Submitting ACT
69%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1172
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,080
Total Number of Undergrads
6,847
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
46%
20-39 Students
46%
40-99 Students
7%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,655
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$44,040
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$44,040
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,990
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
77%
Average Aid Per Year
$35,212
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
77%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,668
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$26,105

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
46%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,003
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
135
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
21%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Dons
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Sacramento
New York
San Diego
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
71%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$59,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
The University of San Francisco is a great place to learn and explore San Francisco at the same time. This University is extremely costly to attend so look at your financial aid first. Also, the dorms are not the best but you only have to spend the first year there.
Dean from Fernley, NV
The University of San Francisco can be summed up in a word: diverse. From the students who go there to the classes that are offered, there are hardly any days that are the same. USF is a school where you will be challenged to the very core of what you believe in and will have fun doing it.
Warren from Los Angeles
I actually applied to the University of San Francisco last minute. It was a choice that always lingered in my brain, but I never thought I would go that far from home. Without touring the school or talking to anyone from the school, I chose this school and I think it is the best decision I could have made.
Amie from Phoenix, AZ
USF is a beautiful school located in one of the coolest cities in the U.S. The classes are fun, the community on campus is lively and engaging, and the friends you meet are definitely the ones who will be in your life for a long time. I've really enjoyed my experience at school, and in the city surrounding it.
Laura from La Quinta, CA