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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Major city
In-State Students
71%
Out-Of-State Students
27%
0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1172
0
1600

Key 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
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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

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
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
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$44,040
Out-of-State Tuition
$44,040
0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%
Average Aid Per Year
$35,212
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
135
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
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
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.
Warren from Los Angeles