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University of San Francisco

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U. San Fran Says...

Admission is selective, and each application receives an individual review. USF desires a high-quality and diverse student body, and thus encourages applications from men and women of all races, nationalities, and religious beliefs. Prospective students are evaluated on many criteria, including high school grade point average, the application essay... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

United States

Phone: 415-422-6563

Fax: 415-422-2217

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 84
SAT:
% Submitting Score:79%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:510 - 620
     Math Middle 50%:530 - 630
     Writing Middle 50%:520 - 620
ACT:
% Submitting Score:41%
     ACT Middle 50%:22 - 27
     Math Middle 50%:23 - 27
     English Middle 50%:22 - 28
     Writing Middle 50%:22 - 27
Average High School GPA:3.6
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:35%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:28%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:20%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:12%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:5%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:26%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:59%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:91%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 11,223
Total applicants who are accepted: 7,762
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,348
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Application Process
Application Fee: $55.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/31
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 semester
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:6
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    84
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    510 - 620
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    530 - 630
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    520 - 620
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    22 - 27
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    23 - 27
  •      English Middle 50%:
    22 - 28
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    22 - 27
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.6
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
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