Most students come to the University of San Francisco for the city itself. But with modern, extensive facilities and dedicated professors from an impressive array of disciplines, students come away with great courses in specialized departments. The most popular majors are that of business/marketing and social sciences, though the nursing program is rigorous, as are the physical science majors. However, many students come to USF for liberal arts-based majors. The University also provides many ways to make the most of your time and tuition money while attending USF, particularly with the dual-degree program in education and the 4+3 law program, the latter of which enables students to minor in legal studies (and with suitable LSAT scores, students are offered automatic admission into USF’s law school).
Academics are certainly not every student’s main concern, but USF is by no means a party school. The University boasts many compelling guest lecturers, student video screenings, poetry readings, etc. In this respect, academics carry over into most aspects of campus life, even recreational activities and off-campus events like student-produced plays and writing workshops. With facilities like the on-campus writing center and computer labs placed throughout Main Campus, students can easily get help with papers, projects, foreign language tutoring, and more. A benefit of USF’s small population is the attention paid to details and to students. The average class size is anywhere from 15 to 25 students, though lectures often have more. All the resources are there; students can easily find opportunities for academic success at USF.