Location
San Francisco, CA
Undergrads
6,246
Tuition
$39,840
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1432 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Not that big on campus

3 College Junior

Computers: Internet sucks in some places

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's lenient depending on the situation

3 College Junior

Transportation: We get a muni pass per semester as part of tuition

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The number of girls to guys is so skewed that the possibility of finding a relationship is very slim.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While USF definitely isn't perfect, I feel very lucky to be attending such a beautiful school in a great city. Yes it is expensive, but financial aid offered is higher than other private universities. For people looking to go out of state, USF is a good option because private schools tend to offer more scholarships than public. I love USF for the diversity which is something my home state lacks. I have met many kind, caring people (along with some not so kind ones) and overall I think I would come here again.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Campus is very diverse and USF prides itself on having people from all backgrounds. I have met students from other countries, but there are a lot from California as well.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: A bus pass is included in tuition which is super convenient. Overall public transit in SF is great.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors I've had have all been great. The workload is manageable and there is a big emphasis on making sure students get jobs right after graduation.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I absolutely love San Francisco. I think anyone who comes to USF, comes partly because it is located in such a great, diverse city. There is always something to do and if you are bored you can always explore a new part of the city.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The city has so many places to choose from. If you come to San Francisco specifically for the food, you will not be disappointed. Eating out often can get expensive however.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe while on campus. Usually I avoid going out too late by myself, but if I am walking back from somewhere at night, I almost always see campus security parked nearby.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I attempted to switch dorms my freshman year and it was an absolute nightmare. If you get stuck somewhere that you don't like, expect the process to take months to fix. Housing department is very, very slow. But on campus housing is convenient, especially in a city like San Francisco where rent can be extremely high.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Each page you print costs a few cents and sometimes the wifi can be unreliable.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Lots of wind. But usually mild temperatures.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The business school has been great. Lots of opportunities for internships, and while there is a lot of work it isn't as tedious as a nursing or bio major.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Finding a job may be difficult but much easier than some other majors.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus isn't super strict. They are very specific about making sure all guests are checked in and out of dorms however.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: San Francisco offers tons in terms of nightlife, but unless you are 21 the options are somewhat limited. There aren't many on campus parties and unless you know people living off campus the best chances of finding a party is at a club or event space.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was able to attend due to generous scholarships and financial aid through FAFSA.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People smoke marijuana pretty regularly, and if you want other drugs they aren't hard to find.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: SF is a worldwide dining destination!

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Bus pass with tuition gets you everywhere you need to go in SF. Airport is reasonably far away.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: People go here because they are rich, they have outside aid, or the university gave them a scholarship.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not enough rooms by far. Too expensive and too secure.

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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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