YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.



{{ error }}
2 College Sophomore

Parking: It's San Francisco, so the parking sucks altogether!

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car, but parking in the city is difficult. Also, there are some good places available but you have to move your car every two hours. If you aren't living at least a mile away from campus, you can't bring a car anyways. And if you are living far from campus, you can get a parking permit in which it would then be easy to get parking. But USF provides Muni Passes which are great for getting to and from campus so don't worry about bringing a car!

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Parking: If you live in the city, your best bet is to take public transportation. Commuting will add a lot of stress because you have to get to school early and hope to find a spot.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Student

Parking: We are in SF, so obviously it's super expensive for parking

3 College Freshman

Parking: It is hard for visitors to find parking.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

San Francisco is one of the worst cities in which to find parking. While most USF students take advantage of the bus system (especially since the fee is included in the cost of tuition) and are encouraged to do so for both cost and efficiency, some students do bring cars to the city. Truthfully, students park just about anywhere they can. Some students will park right next to a fire hydrant if it means making it to class on time. Of course, there are some spots if you have the time to search, mainly on neighboring streets. However, most of these spots have a two-hour limit and if you wait until just before class time, you're sure to see at least a dozen cars lined up behind you, searching in vain for the same thing.

The University has a couple of designated parking complexes, Hayes-Healy and Koret, as well as a few smaller parking lots around Main Campus and on Lone Mountain. Be warned, though, as these lots are parking areas primarily reserved for faculty, staff, and other designated USF vehicles, which leaves a limited number of permits available to students at a very high price.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Parking permits are available the previous academic year, before freshmen even get to campus.
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$532 per year for full-time students
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $35
  • No parking zone: $50
Best Places to Find a Spot
Behind Lone Mountain or along Golden Gate Avenue
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Anywhere in San Francisco!
Getting a Parking Permit
A total of 150 permits (full-time and part-time) are available to commuter students through a lottery. Students living on campus or within a three-mile radius of USF aren't allowed to apply. Applications for the lottery are available the semester before you'd like to have a permit.
Parking Services
Parking Services
University Center, Room 310
(415) 422-4222

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 108 responses

  • 0% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 45% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 1% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 18% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 5% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 31% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 109 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!