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University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA


  • Type
    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Medium • Urban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
  • SAT Range
  • Graduation Rate

University of San Francisco is a medium, 4-year, private school. This coed college is located in a large city in an urban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's, certificate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

From the Institution

The University of San Francisco - a private, Jesuit university - reflects the energy, diversity, and opportunities of the city that surrounds it. USF gives students from all backgrounds an education that is intensely personalized, intellectually inspiring, and designed expressly to help them change the world for the better. The university enrolls 6,577 undergraduate and 4,059 graduate students, offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and boasts a network of more than 118,000 alumni worldwide. Whatever your interests, you'll find academic programs that will encourage you to step up, speak up, and challenge your assumptions: -A Core Curriculum that will push you to explore new passions and communicate your beliefs on complex questions in humanities, science, ethics, and the arts. -A tight-knit and supportive learning community with an average class size of 23. -The Honors College, which includes interdisciplinary forum courses and special lectures from scholars and artists in different fields. -Dual-degree and credential programs for business, nursing, psychology, economics, teaching, and more. -A new engineering program that develops engineers who are humane, responsive, and inclusive. Our 55-acre campus in the geographic center of San Francisco offers big grassy lawns, panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, and a classic college feel, with residence halls next to labs and libraries. USF is just minutes from the Financial District, Golden Gate Park, and the Pacific Ocean. Students enjoy the city's natural beauty, 36 unique neighborhoods, cultural attractions, sporting events from the Bay Area's six professional teams, and access to research, internship, and employment opportunities in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. At USF, everything in San Francisco is only a walk, bike, bus, or BART ride away.

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College Board Code
Application Types Accepted
  • Common Application
  • Online through college's own website
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
Fee Waiver Info
Available to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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Important Dates

Dates are subject to change so confirm important deadlines by visiting the college’s website.

January 15
Regular Application Due
January 15
Financial Aid Application Due

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