Location
San Francisco, CA
Undergrads
6,246
Tuition
$39,840
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1697 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: My only complaint is that the rent prices are extremely high.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are so many resources available to students that it's hard to not feel supported.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I mean, it's a dorm. The dorm itself isn't the nicest but the staff is great.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have Division 1 basketball…that's about it……...

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are extremely caring and they are very personable.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are multiple job postings on the website and career services on campus is always willing to help.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is so diverse - it matches the diversity of the city.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Because it's a Jesuit school, they are pretty strict.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: All of the professors are extremely focused on their students.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an internship during my time at this school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Some classes are difficult to get, but I've never had a professor refuse to sign me up for a class.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The courses are definitely difficult, but the staff is amazing and so are the internship opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: MUNI is always running, there is always a good place to eat, and there is always something to do.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school definitely works with you, the tuition is just very expensive and hard to cover.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is a brand new science building on campus which is very innovative.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It's in San Francisco….there's always something to do.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love the sorority I am in, but I wish that Greek life was more prominent.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We are surrounded by great restaurants. Although some are a bit pricy, there are many cheap places to eat.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It's easy to guide your friends and family to visit campus, as long as you have your ID card ready to swipe into buildings. Getting into the dorm rooms requires visitors to have IDs, or even if they are children and don't have IDs, they have to sign in. I like this as it makes campus feel safer and I wouldn't want just anyone coming into the dorms and passing by (or even coming in) to my room. The rest of campus isn't very strict though. You're free to do whatever, and there are security cameras around.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There is considerable variation in campus housing in terms of quality. Some dorm rooms are a bit older but not falling apart and others are newer and more luxurious and modern. I've been to rooms in every dorm except Fulton House and Gillson so I have a good idea of how to compare them. In terms of price, though, they're all costly, especially when the meal plan is required for most of the dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: One of the best. Not bad.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It is great. Lots of services offered to meet students' needs.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Great to live on off-campus, but part is parking issues. Not worth it if you have your own car.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Havent been to one yet.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Have yet to meet with an admission advisor.

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Jiordan Castle
Hometown
Huntington, New York
Major
English (Writing Emphasis)
Grad Year
2013
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The city of San Francisco serves as an incredible backdrop for the University, which is every bit as fascinating and unique in its own right. USF is an older school with a rich history that dates back to 1855. Though buildings have been renovated to fit the times and more modern demands of students, the University itself strives to maintain a time-honored system of social justice with a strong emphasis on moral, fair education for every student. The five schools at USF offer more than 100 degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, yet maintain an average class size of just 28 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1, so students and faculty get better acquainted than at larger schools. And much like the city itself, USF is incredibly diverse and tolerant. People from all over the world flock to USF, so in coming here, you’re certain to meet students of all ethnicities, religions, and cultures.

USF gives its students the chance to enjoy the intimacy of a small college experience and the big, bright adventures present in a major city. When the campus feels too small or schoolwork becomes too demanding, San Francisco provides an amazing escape. The included MUNI pass makes buses accessible to all students, and as a result, students can take full advantage of the different restaurants, museums, beaches, parks, and nightlife available here in the city. In balancing college life, academics, and the city itself, most students find USF to be a fantastic school set in one of the country’s greatest cities.

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