University of San Francisco

1,927 reviews
  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of San Francisco is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Website

University of San Francisco Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Range
1040-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$32,867/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,694/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,556/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,413/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,718/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,564/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.117 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,529Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Friendly
    15%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Can somehow afford the tuition and I cannot
    13%
  • Hipster
    13%
  • RICH Asians!
    11%
  • What kind of question is this..talk about generali
    11%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
56%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.147 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.173 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • San Francisco
    28%
  • Too expensive; this isn't Ivy league or Harvard
    19%
  • Beautiful
    16%
  • SF is beautiful, but the school is too expensive
    16%
  • Beautiful, diverse, inspiring. But very expensive.
    8%
  • Only worth the tuition if you're in nursing
    3%
  • Inspiring and Culturally Just
    3%

After University of San Francisco

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses

Reviews

1,927 reviews
  • Excellent
    329
  • Very Good
    697
  • Average
    680
  • Poor
    154
  • Terrible
    67
My overall experience from the application process to starting my second semester has been amazing. When I reached out for information and answers to my questions throughout the application process, I was met with caring and extremely helpful staff. They truly wanted to help and guide me through the process, something I had never experienced before with other schools. I am extremely grateful for not only the school administration, but also for my amazing academic advisor/professor Dru Bhattacharya! From the minute I was accepted into the MPH program, he helped me get a scholarship for my first semester of school, and checked up on my progress often. Overall, I am extremely happy with my experience at USF!
  • College Junior
  • 10 months ago
To be completely honest, the University of San Francisco was not my first choice school, but I couldn't be happier with the decision I made! The small class sizes allowed for me to better engage with my fellow students as well as plenty of one-on-one time with my professors. The professors were always available, whether you wanted to meet with them at their office hours or any time outside of that. Every time I felt that I couldn't quite grasp a subject, I was offered tutoring and an abundance of resources outside of the classroom. The curriculum is also diverse and unique! Many USF classes consisted of being involved in our Bay Area community, and learning to apply our education outside of the classroom. Registration was also fairly easy and I always got the classes that I planned on taking!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • July 7 2014
Living on or off campus is extremely expensive. Living in San Francisco is expensive! Rent can be $1500+ just for a singled bedroom apartment. The apartments available near campus are expensive and not luxurious whatsoever. Parking is impossible unless your apartment comes with a parking space and street parking is a no-go. It's a gift from god if you can find street parking, but even if you do you're limited to time restraints unless you have a residental parking permit. Owning a car in the city is the worst and tickets are expensive. Living on campus isn't worth it but it might be required depending on how far you live. Living off campus is a better bet but it's expensive and limited.
  • College Junior
  • June 16 2014