University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,063
Total Number of Undergrads
6,845
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
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
28%
40-99 Students
8%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
71%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
63%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
41%
58%
Ethnicity

African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
16%
White
50%
Hispanic
11%
Multi-Racial
3%
Unknown
9%

What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
My classes were challenging but not to the point where a good study plan didn't help. As long as you are on top of your academics and studying, you will/can pass your classes with high marks.
Dean from Fernley, NV
Academic rigor? USF sure has a lot of that! At USF, classes are challenging, difficult, and well designed to stretch student ability In general, classes are inspired, interesting, diverse, and fulfilling. But that does not come easily. Superior marks at USF are very difficult to earn and do not go to those who passively wait for them.

At any one point, students are spending at least 25 hours hitting the books. That is about 5 hours a day in study. That is the norm here and do not expect it to be easy if you skimp.
Let me sum it up:

If you want to be challenged personally and academically, learn like you never learned before, be surrounded by students who have no problem debating with you, and want to have professor and faculty that will test you to the limits with no short cuts, USF is for you.

If you want to breeze through school, get an easy degree without really working for it, and not having a fulfilling college experience, USF is not for you.
Warren from Los Angeles
My classes were very intriguing and I felt that I expanded my knowledge a lot in classes. All the assignments caused me to think and actually do work. In high school, I got by without studying or doing anything because I was that smart. Now, in college I study a lot, spend hours on homework, and am actually challenged like I should be. But, I would say the assignments are more time consuming than they are difficult. The only class where the assignments were a little scary was my ancient philosophy class of course but I even got B+s in that class.
Amie from Phoenix, AZ
I'm in the nursing program which is hard work, but you can definitely see the results.
Laura from La Quinta, CA