The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Diverse student body
  2. 2
    Accessibility of professors
  3. 3
    San Francisco!
  4. 4
    MUNI pass included in tuition
  5. 5
    Small class sizes
  6. 6
    Beautiful campus
  7. 7
    Focus on human rights and social justice
  8. 8
    Clubs and organizations
  9. 9
  10. 10
    Off-campus dining and nightlife

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
88% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
95% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
76% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Accepting Campus Community
79% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Great Local Atmosphere
96% of students surveyed said that there is always something fun and interesting going on near campus.
Students Don't Want to Leave
50% of students surveyed said that they would totally live in the area after graduation.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
61% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
91% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-63% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    The 100-plus stairs up to Lone Mountain
  2. 2
    High cost of tuition
  3. 3
    Lack of school spirit in athletics
  4. 4
    Difficulty finding parking
  5. 5
    Four-unit system
  6. 6
    Expensive meal plan
  7. 7
    Lackluster freshman dorms
  8. 8
    Unpredictable weather (daily!)
  9. 9
    Constant construction on Main Campus
  10. 10
    The social scene can be cliquey.

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $39,840, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
54% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $8,490.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $12,640.
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