Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB+
University of San Francisco is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I-AAA
West Coast Conference
University of San Francisco Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.117 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.120 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.147 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.173 responses
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After University of San Francisco
- Very Good697
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