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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Strict policies on campus. Parties are off campus and in the city.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nothing major happens in the dorms. If anything, there are sober hang outs.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Some minor improvement could be made, but it's generally great. Depends on your major.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse people. Good for the LGBTQ community and international students.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Some people drink here and there, but it's not really prevalent.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a Nursing Major, the program itself is competitive. However it pushes the students to excel quickly and effectively. This summer I was able to work in two hospitals through my connections I have made within the Nursing Program.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The courses at University of San Francisco are enjoyable and there are many options to sign up for classes that are categorized as General Education classes but always relate to your major. The class sizes are small and inclusive. The professors are supportive and continue to work with the students whether you are excelling or needing extra help. The content broadens your perspective and allows you to develop as you continue your education.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety is very accessible especially since our campus is in San Francisco. I feel safe walking alone at night on campus and I know that if ever I feel unsafe I can call Public Safety to give me a ride or check up on a potential incidence on campus. At night all of the buildings, require you to get in with your student ID so the level of security is very high.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I transferred from San Jose State where the dorm rooms were not clean and desperately needed to be updated. In comparison to the dorm rooms at SJSU, the dorm rooms at USF were like the Ritz Carlton. The residential buildings were very safe and relatively quiet. It was much harder to make friends in the dorms because my building did not promote having people in rooms just to hang out in.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at University of San Francisco does resemble the typical ideology of "Greek life." The students in Greek Life uphold the values of University of San Francisco. Those who are Greek are inclusive and encourage students to give back to the community and uphold excellence. The GPA average for Greeks in the Greek system is higher than the University average. In Delta Zeta alone, the Chapter of the Year of 2016 recipients, there are 19 women in the chapter that hold Executive positions in clubs across the university.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Although University of San Francisco is a relatively small university, sports allow the students to engage with one another and participate in showing their school spirit. The sporting events allow students to create memories they will remember forever. I was able to conquer my fear of singing to a large crowd at the basketball game when I sang the National Anthem. I was encouraged by the students in the stands and felt the true spirit of University of San Francisco.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: University of San Francisco provides students with the steps to succeed not only in their careers but in their community. The school inspires its students to become leaders and to embrace diversity. The professors encourage and challenge students to go against the grain, and discover their true passion in their field of interest.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Loved almost all of my professors except 2 who were not qualified to teach the class it seemed like

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: SF is just a dangerous city

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: In Fromm, the all girls campus housing, the RA's were insanely strict making it very hard to have a social life or feel like the dorms were a safe space. Furthermore, my experiences with the student conduct office was extremely poor and unjustified.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Living in SF is amazing because all of the opportunities there are to experience new things, but I want to go to a school for the academic portion not just the city; I can live in SF at another part of my life but I want a college experience.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors so far is have been great, not all, but most. Have made really great friends and the city is fun,

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Career center on campus are a great help with resumes, interviews,jobs searching, and there are jobs fairs happening all the time.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety measures are all put into place, heath is good as well.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms can use a bit of a renovation, but overall the dorms are not too bad. Phelan is the best one sophomores and LV for upper class-men, even though it is very expensive.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors care about you, and most classes will not exceed 40 students. That said, a lot of them do require that you come to class.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am a Psychology degree, so no matter where I go it is still required that I go to graduate school. However, USF is one of the best rated schools in the area so many of the alumni get jobs soon after graduation.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is relatively safe. However, break-ins into cars are relatively common so lock your doors and don't leave anything in there!

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: So your first year on campus is great.The living facilities at the university are pretty good. However, housing is nearly impossible to get after your first year and the housing staff is unreasonable and don't help you find a place off campus. Very frustrating!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There's not very much Greek life at the school at all.


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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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