From the School

The University of San Francisco-a private, Jesuit university-reflects the diversity, optimism, and opportunities of the 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 6,745 undergraduate and 4,293 graduate students, offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and boasts a network of over 110,000 alumni who live in all 50 states, six US territories, and 129 countries. The school's hilltop campus, in the geographic center of the city, puts students in the middle of everything San Francisco has to offer.


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 students 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.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 620

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 650

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component required


Early Decision — November 15

Early Action — November 15

Regular — January 15

Other Admission Factors


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

Selectivity Rating

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Academic Programs

The University of San Francisco offers 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-credit curriculum consisting of 44 credits in core requirements chosen from six specified categories, with the remainder of credits being taken as part of major requirements and electives. The academic year is based on two semesters, with summer sessions and a winter intersession also available. USF101, a 1-unit course available to first-semester undergraduates, helps students learn about USF's Jesuit mission, join the campus community, navigate the university's academic requirements and resources, and map their paths to graduation.

The USF Center for Global Education offers over 100 programs including exchange programs with universities in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Scotland, Spain, Taiwan, and Uruguay. The center also offers internship-specific programs in a broad range of fields including arts, business, hospitality, and international relations, plus field study programs focused on global issues such as sustainable development, public health, and climate change. USF helps students choose locations, apply to programs, make financial arrangements, register for academic credit, secure passports and visas, and make travel plans.

USF accepts Advanced Placement (AP) credits, as certified by the College Board's Advanced Placement Program exams, the International Baccalaureate program courses, and the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may earn a bachelor's degree in three years with a combination of Advanced Placement credits and an academically rigorous schedule.

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.

The St. Ignatius Institute offers a core curriculum based on the great books of Western civilization. Any undergraduate student, regardless of major, may take Institute courses to meet core curriculum requirements. The university also offers Army ROTC, which offers scholarships for qualified applicants and continuing students.

Career Services and Placement

USF uses its location, alumni base, and strong 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. They can be found working for organizations like Apple, Google, Deloitte, Tesla, and Teach for America. USF graduates rank among the top 3% in the U.S. for their earning potential. But they don't only do well in the world. They change it for the better.

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. Major programs include accounting, advertising, architecture and community design, art history/arts management, Asian studies, biology, 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, history, hospitality management, international business, international studies, Japanese studies, kinesiology, Latin American studies, marketing, management, mathematics, media studies, nursing, performing arts and social justice, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, sociology, Spanish, theology and religious studies, and urban studies.

USF offers 71 minors and special programs, including astronomy; African studies; Asia Pacific studies; Catholic studies and social thought; ethnic studies; film studies; honors college; Jewish studies and social justice; Latin@/Chican@ 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

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years



  • 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, General.
  • Information Science/Studies.


  • 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 Technology.
  • 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.


  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.


  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.


  • 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, General.


  • Comparative Law.
  • Law.
  • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other.


  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.


  • Mathematics, General.


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


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


  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
  • Philosophy.


  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.


  • Educational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.
  • Psychology, Other.


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


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


  • Religious Education.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.


  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Arts Management.
  • Drawing.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Illustration.
  • Painting.
  • 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 a "five-year program for obtaining a Masters in Education" stand out as major attractions, as do its "financial aid" resources.


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Interest Inventory

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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Interest Inventory

ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition and fees for the 2017-18 school year were $46,229. Room and board were $14,330 for the academic year.

Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid programs are available at the university, including scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment. 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. Scholarship recipients are expected to maintain a competitive GPA while enrolled at USF.


Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

Forms CSSProfile

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


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

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)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

One of the most diverse universities in the United States, USF delivers the world on a campus. Students from 50 states and 96 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; three Pulitzer Prize winners; three Olympic medalists; corporate CEOs and entrepreneurs; countless priests, nuns, and other religious leaders; educators; police chiefs; three NBA Hall of Famers; three NFL Hall of Famers; and Alejandro Toledo, the former president of Peru.

Additional Information

Living and learning in a community that comprises students from 50 states and 96 countries is a unique opportunity. USF students participate in over 100 associations, including fraternities and sororities, honor societies, student media, performing arts groups, and culturally focused clubs. Annual events sponsored by student organizations range from Campus Movie Fest to theater productions and cultural events such as Black Cultural Dinner, Barrio Fiesta, Lu'au, Culturescape, and Dia de la Mujer. Students also participate in Campus Activities Board-sponsored events including Fright Night, Holiday Roller Rink, Donaroo Spring Concert, Spring Carnival, and Late Nights at Crossroads.

USF guarantees two semesters of housing to all first-time, first-year students who enroll for the fall semester. More than 90 percent of incoming first-years live on campus. Any new student who is not a first-time, first-year student may apply for housing and will be assigned housing based on space availability.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



62% female
38% male
23% are out of state
96% are full time
4% 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."


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USF's campus is a small and supportive community in the heart of a large city. The campus is just minutes from the Financial District, Golden Gate Park, and the Pacific Ocean. More than 90 percent of incoming first-year students live on campus, and all USF students take advantage of the city-music, museums, theater, dining, major sporting events-plus a wide range of research, internship, and employment opportunities.

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
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

Tom Merrell

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Required for LD

Documentation The following guidelines are provided in the interest of assuring that documentation is appropriate to verify eligibility and to support requests for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids. The learning specialist in SDS is available to consult with diagnosticians regarding any of these guidelines. Testing must be comprehensive. It is not acceptable to administer only one test for the purpose of diagnosis or establishing that substantial limitation in a major life activity currently exists in individuals with a previous diagnosis of LD. Minimally, domains to be addressed must include (but not be limited to): Aptitude: Appropriate assessment instruments include: The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale­ III (WAIS-III); The Woodcock Johnson Psychoeducational Battery-III (WJ-III): Tests of Cognitive Ability; and The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: 4 th Edition. All assessments must include subtest scores. Achievement: Current functioning levels in reading, mathematics, and written language are required. Appropriate assessment instruments include: The Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery-III: (WJ-III) Tests of Achievement; Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-II; (WIAT II) Stanford Test of Academic Skills (TASK); Test of Written Language-3 (TOWL-3). Information Processing: Specific areas of information processing (e.g. short-term and long­ term memory; sequential memory; auditory and visual perception/processing; processing speed) must be assessed. Appropriate assessment instruments include information from subtests on the WAIS-Ill, the WJ-III Tests of Cognitive Ability, or the Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude-Adult (DTLA-A) as well as other instruments relevant to the presenting learning problem(s) may be used to address these areas. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to restrict assessment in other pertinent and helpful areas such as vocational interests and aptitudes. Testing must be current. In most cases, this means testing that has been conducted within the past three years. Because the provision of all reasonable accommodations and services is based upon assessment of the current impact of the student's disabilities on his/her academic performance, it is in a student's best interest to provide recent and appropriate documentation. There must be clear and specific evidence and identification of a learning disability. Individual "learning styles" and "learning differences" in and of themselves do not constitute a learning disability. Actual test scores must be provided. Standard scores are the preferred measurement; although percentiles and grade equivalents may used only if accompanied by standard scores. This is important since certain university policies and procedures (e.g. petitioning for permission to substitute courses) require actual data to substantiate eligibility. In addition to actual test scores, interpretation of results is required. Test protocol sheets or scores alone are not sufficient. Professionals conducting assessment and rendering diagnoses of learning disabilities must be qualified to do so. Trained, certified, and/or licensed school psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, learning disabilities specialists, and other professionals with training and experience relevant to adults and their evaluation are typically involved in the process of assessment. Experience working with the adult population is essential. Tests used to document eligibility must be technically sound (i.e. statistically reliable and valid) and standardized for use with an adult population. Diagnostic reports must include the names, titles, and professional credentials (e.g. licensed psychologist) of the evaluators as well as the date(s) of testing. All reports must be typed. Handwritten scores or summary sheets are not acceptable. A written summary of or background information about the student's relevant educational, medical, and family histories that relate to the learning disability must be included. Any recommendation for an accommodation should be based on objective evidence of a substantial limitation to learning supported by specific test results or clinical observations. Reports should establish the rationale for any accommodation that is recommended, using test data to document the need. A description of any accommodation and/or auxiliary aid that has been used at the secondary or postsecondary level should be discussed. Individual Education Programs (IEP's) and Section 504 plans are useful but are not, in and of themselves, sufficient documentation to establish the rationale for accommodations.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Comprehensive Documentation Documentation should be comprehensive and must include the following: Evidence of Early Impairment Relevant historical information is essential since ADHD is by definition, first exhibited in childhood and manifests itself in more than one setting. Evidence of Current Impairment In addition to providing evidence of childhood history of impairment, please also include evidence of ongoing impulsive/hyperactive or attentive behaviors that significantly impair functioning in two or more settings. Please also include diagnostic interviews including self-reports and third party sources. Rule out of Alternative Diagnoses or Explanations The evaluator must investigate and discuss the possibility of dual diagnoses and alternative or coexisting mood, behavioral, neurological and/ or personality disorders that may confound the diagnosis of ADHD. Specific Diagnosis The report must include a specific diagnosis of ADHD based on the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria The diagnostician should use direct language in the diagnosis and avoid using terms such as "suggests", "is indicative of", or "attention problems". Individuals who report only problems with organization, test anxiety, memory or concentration in selective situations do not fit the prescribed diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Please note that a positive response to medication by itself does not confirm a diagnosis, or does use of medication in and of itself either support or negate the need for accommodation. Relevant Testing Neuropsychological or psychoeducational assessment is important in determining the current impact of the disorder on the individual's ability to function in academically­related settings. The evaluator should objectively review and include within the evaluation report relevant background information to support the diagnosis. If grade equivalents are reported, they must be accompanied by standard scores and/or percentiles. Test scores or subtest scores alone should not be used as a sole measure for the diagnostic decision regarding ADHD. Selected subtest performance tests do not in and of themselves establish the presence or absence of ADHD. Checklists and/ or surveys can serve to supplement the diagnostic profile but in and of themselves are not adequate for the diagnosis of ADHD and do not substitute for clinical observations and sound diagnostic judgment. All data must logically reflect a substantial limitation to learning for which the individual is requesting the accommodation.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

3% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Dons)
7 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Dons)
7 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups: We have many resources for LGBTQ undergraduates such as the LGBTQ caucus and the Gender & Sexuality Center. Some url websites to reference:

Minority Support Groups: USF's Cultural Centers include the Gender & Sexuality Center and the Intercultural Center. The centers serve as both physical spaces on campus where students build community, and as outlets for student run programs that explore social issues and identity.

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



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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Fee for Network Use

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Apple through bookstore DELL through Educational Discount Program

Campus Visits Contact

April Crabtree
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Office
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117



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

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

After Campus tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


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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