From the School

The University of San Francisco — a premier, private Jesuit university — reflects the diverse and dynamic city that surrounds it. USF provides students from all backgrounds an education that is intensely personalized, intellectually inspiring, and designed expressly to help them change the world for the better. USF enrolls 6,682 undergraduate and 3,988 graduate students.

USF offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and boasts an ever-expanding network of 103,756 alumni who live in all 50 states, six US territories, and 129 countries. The school's 55-acre campus, in the geographic heart of San Francisco, overlooks downtown to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

As one of the most diverse universities in the United States, USF delivers the world on a campus. Students from 47 states and 87 countries create a rich environment, and in the best Jesuit tradition, USF welcomes students from all backgrounds — and from all religious faiths or no faith — and invites input from every perspective. The combination of academic rigor and open-minded inquiry creates an atmosphere in which students grow and thrive. USF has produced 270 U.S. judges (including four California Supreme Courts justices); a former United States senator; a California lieutenant governor; two Pulitzer Prize winners; an Olympic medalist; countless priests, nuns, and other religious leaders; educators; police chiefs; corporate CEOs and entrepreneurs; three NBA Hall of Famers; three NFL Hall of Famers; and Alejandro Toledo, the former president of Peru.

Overall

From The School

The University seeks students who are sincerely interested in pursuing a well-rounded education and who hope to make a positive difference in the world. The admission process is selective, and each application is reviewed individually. To enhance the quality and diversity of its student body, USF welcomes men and women of all races, nationalities, and religious beliefs — or no religious belief — to apply. Eligibility is based on high school course work and GPA, the application essay, an academic recommendation, extracurricular involvement, and test scores. Domestic applicants are required to submit SAT or ACT test scores. International applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores; however, if an international applicant submits sufficient SAT or ACT test scores, the TOEFL or IELTS may be waived.

Special Programs
The USF Pre-Professional Health Committee serves to guide and recommend students to medical and dental professional schools as well as to schools for pharmacy, optometry, veterinary medicine, and podiatry. A student may complete the premedical or other pre–health science requirements as part of, or in addition to, the requirements of an academic major. The Pre-Professional Health Committee assists students with the application process, collects and mails recommendations to professional schools, conducts interviews in preparation for application, and endorses approved candidates via a committee letter of recommendation sent to all professional schools selected by the student.

Overview

Applicants
15,462
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.63

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 640
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component required

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Action
November 15

Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

The University of San Francisco delivers a well-rounded education that prepares students not only for successful careers but also for fulfilling lives. A baccalaureate degree is issued upon the successful completion of a 128-unit curriculum. The curriculum consists of 44 units of core courses chosen from six specified categories in addition to 80–85 units that are divided among departmental major requirements and electives. An honors program is available for select students seeking a strong academic challenge. The academic year is based on the two-semester system with summer sessions and a winter intersession also available.

USF honors advanced placement credits, as certified by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program exams and the International Baccalaureate program. The University also cooperates with the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Students in the College of Arts and Sciences can also accelerate the traditional undergraduate process and earn a bachelor’s degree in three years with a combination of advanced placement credits and an academically rigorous schedule.

The St. Ignatius Institute offers a core curriculum based on the great books of Western civilization and an emphasis on critical analysis to promote the common good. Any undergraduate student at the University, regardless of major, may take courses through the Institute to meet core curriculum requirements. The University also offers Army ROTC. ROTC scholarships are available for qualified applicants and continuing students.

USF’s Center for Global Education has numerous study-abroad programs available to academically eligible undergraduate students. Exchanges with Jesuit universities include locations in Japan, Mexico, China, Spain, Philippines, El Salvador, and Chile. USF’s St. Ignatius Institute program includes an exchange with Oxford University in England. USF is also an associate member of the Institute of European and Asian Studies, which offers programs in Durham and London, England; Paris, Dijon, and Nantes, France; Berlin and Freiburg, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Madrid and Salamanca, Spain; Milan, Italy; Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan; Moscow, Russia; Adelaide and Canberra, Australia; Beijing, China; and Singapore. Numerous other study-abroad opportunities are also available. USF assists students in selecting a location, applying to programs, making financial arrangements, registering for academic credit, securing a passport and visa, and making travel plans.

Career Services and Placement
USF leverages its location, alumni base, and relationships with industry leaders to help connect students to internship and career opportunities in the Bay Area and beyond. Top employers regularly visit campus. Students visit the Career Services Center to research potential employers, get help with their resumes, and take part in practice interviews. USF alumni report an average mid-career salary of $92,400 and can be found working for organizations like Apple, Teach for America, Google, Salesforce, and the San Francisco Unified School District.

Majors and Degrees Offered

The College of Arts and Sciences offers both B.A. and B.S. degrees. The School of Management offers B.S. degrees. The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a direct-entry, four-year B.S. in Nursing for qualified high school and transfer applicants. Majors: Accounting, Advertising, Architecture and Community Design, Art History/Arts Management, Asian Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture, Computer Science, Critical Diversity Studies, Data Science, Design, Economics, English, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, French Studies, Health Studies, History, Hospitality Management, International Business, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Kinesiology, Latin American Studies, Marketing, Management, Mathematics, Media Studies, Nursing, Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Performing Arts & Social Justice, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theology and Religious Studies, Urban Studies.

USF has 77 minors and offers special programs that enhance the learning experience at USF. Special programs include astronomy; African history; African-American studies; Asia Pacific studies; Catholic studies and social thought; ethnic studies; film studies; honors program in the humanities; journalism; Judaic studies; Latino/a and Chicano/a Studies; Middle Eastern studies; neuroscience; 4+3 dual degrees in law, premedical, and other pre-professional health studies; public relations; a five-year dual-degree teacher preparation program that results in teacher certification at the elementary or secondary level; and the School of Management honors cohort program.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
1,245
with Terminal Degree

686
Women
559
Men
318
Minority
24
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Finance, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Comparative Law (LL.M., M.C.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)
  • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Museology/Museum Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Educational Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Economics, General
  • International Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious Education
  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Arts Management
  • Drawing
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Students Say

Students find the quality of University of San Francisco’s “location” to be inseparable from the school’s “small-ish private liberal arts college” appeal: “San Francisco is a global city with a wealth of opportunity.” However, USF is more than a “diverse education in an even more diverse setting” in its “dedication to social justice.” “USF is known for its Jesuit pursuit of social justice, and does so through philanthropy and a relatively left and liberal style of teaching.” Undergrads love USF’s “small class sizes, good work opportunities in the city,” and “comprehensive core curriculum.” “USF is interested in developing the individual into a strong leader with a particular emphasis on the forces of self reflective and self awareness,” and the school’s “Jesuit education…is outstanding for students who care about their community and the world beyond themselves.” Holding true to its command to students to “change the world from here,” a USF education empowers students to make “an impact in the world in an area that you are passionate about.” The “extremely talented, well-educated, hard-working, and passionate professors” are “well qualified and deeply care for my education,” facilitating “fun and learning combined” in “interesting, engaging classes that are small.” In class, students find “the opportunity to discuss, to ask questions, and to give feedback. It was not the professor’s classroom, where the professor was controlling the classroom, it was our classroom, all of us together.” Students are encouraged to think for themselves in an intellectual atmosphere that “emphasizes acceptance, diversity, and critical thinking.” That said, the university offers plenty of support: “We have academic success advisers who help make sure we are on track with graduation, help with major changes, and choosing class schedules.” USF’s “very prestigious nursing program” and “5 year program for obtaining a Masters in Education” stand out as major attractions, as do its “financial aid” resources.

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Ming Chin
California Supreme Court Justice

Alejandro Toledo
President of Peru

Pierre Salinger
Press Secretary for President Kennedy

Pete Rozelle
Former NFL commissioner

Gordon Bowker
Cofounder of Starbucks and co-owner of Peet's Coffee & Tea

Bill Russell
NBA pro-player

Paul Otellini
former president and CEO of Intel Corporation

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition for the 2015–16 academic year is $42,634. Room and board are $13,650.

Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid programs are available at the University, including scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment opportunities. Domestic students who wish to be considered for financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS) by February 15. More than two thirds of all USF students receive some type of financial aid.

In addition to need-based financial aid, the University has a generous academic scholarship program based on the applicant’s high school record and test scores. Eligible students are identified during the admission process and can apply as early action, early decision, or regular action applicants.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,776

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,119

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,898

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
58%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,851

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,446

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,040
Required Fees
$454
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,590
Transportation for Commuters
$700

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,990
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

USF is one of the most diverse campuses in the United States. Living and learning in a community that comprises students from 47 states and 87 countries is a unique opportunity. All undergraduates, freshmen, and transfer students who enter with 40 or fewer college credits must live on campus for their first two semesters at USF, unless they live within a 40-mile radius of campus. More than 90 percent of the incoming freshmen live on campus.

It’s hard to be bored at USF. Students participate in over 100 student-run organizations, including fraternities, sororities, honor societies, and clubs. Students also participate in a whole host of Campus Activities Board sponsored events including Spring Carnival, Campus Movie Fest, and Late Nights@Crossroads.

At USF, all students are encouraged to give back to the community and to change the world in ways both small and large. The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good maintains relationships with more than 250 community service organizations, and students participate in service-learning projects that include socially just urban design, outreach to underprivileged children in local schools, and habitat restoration.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,782
Foreign Countries Represented
63

Demographics

20.88%
Asian
3.41%
African-American
19.71%
Hispanic
27.03%
Caucasian
1.75%
Unknown
19.44%
International

62% female
38% male
20% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Students Say

At USF, students combine in “in one of the best cities in the world” to form what they perceive as “a culturally diverse community that teaches, respect, dignity, and honor for all individuals.” They describe themselves and their peers as “artistic, smart, morally sound,” “quirky and interesting.” True to San Francisco’s long history as a haven for all kinds of refugees and trailblazers, at USF, students will find a “very LGBT friendly environment” where it may even be “more normal to be diverse and weird or queer.” Students “care about the community and believe in taking action to demonstrate their beliefs,” and “the average student may be working for an NGO or volunteering regularly at one of the many non-profits in San Francisco.” They “come from all over the world,” as well as from many “different cultural backgrounds and hobbies and interests,” but hold a common interest of being “committed to their education” and, for the most part, “everyone gets along very well.”

Overview

From The School


Location

USF’s 55-acre campus is a small and supportive community in the heart of a large city. Located in the geographic center of San Francisco, the main campus is just minutes from the Financial District, Golden Gate Park, and the Pacific Ocean. More than 90 percent of incoming freshmen live on campus, and all USF students take advantage of all the city has to offer — music, museums, theater, dining, the ballet, major sporting events — plus a wide range of research, internship, and employment opportunities. Also, students can connect with an ever-expanding network of 103,756 alumni who live in all 50 states, six US territories, and 129 countries.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

USF students have access to Gleeson Library’s 1.8 million holdings and to Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation, which houses a digital lecture hall, ample space for collaborative learning, and labs for chemistry, toxicology, advanced biotechnology, and mathematics. Cowell Hall, the base for nursing classes and the Nursing Skills Laboratory, also includes the Instructional Media Center. Malloy Hall, headquarters for the School of Management, houses an additional computer laboratory and special seminar rooms. Kalmanovitz Hall houses all programs in the humanities and social sciences and features state-of-the-art classrooms, a rooftop sculpture garden, and seventeen laboratories for language, writing, media, and psychology.

The Koret Health and Recreation Center provides facilities for exercise, racquetball, court games, weight training, massage, personal training, and various aquatic activities in an Olympic-size pool. Fitness interval training, spin, yoga, pilates mat, and Zumba are just some of the free classes offered at Koret. Outdoor adventures include horseback riding, sailing, skiing/snowboarding, and sea kayaking. Intramural and club sports include basketball, soccer, flag football, sailing, table tennis, karate, lacrosse, rugby, water polo, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball. NCAA Division I sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and women’s volleyball and sand volleyball.

Off-Campus Opportunities

USF students have many opportunities for university-sponsored study abroad programs, such as ones to Sophia University (Tokyo), Oxford (England) through USF's St. Ignatius Institute, a program at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. USF is connected to Gonzaga University's study abroad program in Florence (Italy) and to Loyola University of Chicago's program in Rome. The Institute of European and Asian Studies, of which USF is an associate member, offers programs in Durham and London, England; Paris, Dijon, and Nantes, France; Berlin and Freiburg, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Madrid and Salamanca, Spain; Milan, Italy; Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan; Moscow, Russia; Adelaide and Canberra, Australia; Beijing, China; and Singapore. There are many other study abroad opportunities as well. Students receive assistance from USF in all aspects of the program: choosing a location, completing applications, arranging financial matters, registering for academic credit, obtaining a passport and visa, and organizing travel plans.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

To many students, USF is all about “getting to know each other academically, socially and morally while allowing ourselves to get distracted by the city of San Francisco.” One can’t help but note that the campus is “in a beautiful location” that’s “the ultimate city to be in as a young person,” and “USF is located near the Haight, which means that there’s always something to do even near the campus.” “The Muni bus pass that USF gives you” makes it easy to get around the city (and also means that “public transportation becomes your best friend”), and “students very very often go off-campus on weekends to visit tourist attractions, go hiking, explore new food places, go shopping,” “hit the nightclubs and bars around the city,” and enjoy “concerts and trips to various museums, shows, and performances.” “The city is full of activities and free, fun things to do,” and “whether you enjoy hiking and nature (Golden Gate Park) or enjoy small coffee shops for a nice read, you’ll always be able to find something.” USF tends not to “care for Greek life/ sports,” and on “weekends campus is barren because everyone is out exploring,” but campus is still a “welcoming, second home for all of its students.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Tom Merrell

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Current pychoeducational assessment report by a qualified professional verifying the presence of a specific learning disability. Please visit our website for detailed information: www.usfca.edu/sds

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Comprehensive neuropsychological or psychoeducational assessment report by a qualified professional clearly stating the presence. Please visit our website for detailed information: www.usfca.edu/sds

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
136
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
3

3% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Dons)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Dons)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UC Berkeley

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
25

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
16

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple through bookstore DELL through Educational Discount Program

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
April Crabtree
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Phone
415-422-6563

Email
admissions@usfca.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Koret Health and Recreation Center
War Memorial Gym
St. Ignatius Church
Harney Science Center
Lone Mountain Campus

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island
Union Square - Shopping
Pacific Bell Park
Golden Gate Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:30am-5pm
415-422-6563

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
After Campus tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
San Francisco International is a 20-minute drive from campus. Visitors can take shuttle services at the airport without making advance arrangements. Amtrak trains serve nearby Oakland; Greyhound/Trailways buses bring passengers to San Francisco.

Driving Instructions to Campus
If you enter the city from the airport or the Bay Bridge, follow the signs to the Golden Gate Bridge. Exit the Freeway on Fell St. and proceed for approximately 3 miles. Turn right at Masonic, and then left on Golden Gate Ave. The entrance to the university is on the left. If you enter the city from the Golden Gate Bridge, follow Park Presidio to Fulton St. Turn left and the university is at the top of the hill. From I-280, follow 9th Ave. for 3 miles. Go through Golden Gate Park and turn right on Fulton Street.

Local Accommodations
The small, 36-room Stanyan Park Hotel (750 Stanyan St.; 415-751-1000) is about 6 blocks away. Rooms here are comfortable and romantic, and the moderate rate includes continental breakfast. The joggers among you will particularly appreciate being across from Golden Gate Park. The Laurel Motor Inn (444 Presidio Ave.; 415-567-8467), about 8 blocks away, is moderately priced (including continental breakfast) and convenient.

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