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.
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
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.