Acceptance Rate
Median Undergrad GPA
Accepted Applicants Who Attend

Test Scores

25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
151 - 155


Application Deadlines
February 3

Application Process

Rolling Admissions

Application Fee

LSDAS Service Used

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall

Transfer Applicants Accepted

Deferred Admission

Other Admission Factors


LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Total Faculty

Underrepresented Minorities

Students Say

Although the University of San Francisco itself is a Jesuit institution, the law school “is not in any apparent way Jesuit affiliated,” with one student going so far as to note that “the only sign of religion I have experienced at school are holiday decorations around Christmas.” Meanwhile, “a majority of the staff in the Office of Career Planning has changed. They are extremely dedicated to professional development and career placement. They are very, nice, outgoing, and well connected.” “It’s up to each student to work hard and seal [the] deal within the job market but the office of career planning does a great job of putting students in positions to succeed within the job market.”
With a “highly supportive administration and faculty, who are always willing to work with students to help them excel and provide support/flexibility for part-time students who work full-time,” USF students say that “faculty are more than accessible—they respect students as lawyers in training rather than underlings.” Some feel the 1L curve “is a little bit too strict for our academic reputation and lends to professors grading more harshly than necessary,” but they note that the overall academic experience can be described as “intellectually stimulating.”
Students do wish that the administration would focus a bit more on “being open and transparent about how the tuition money of students is spent and managing costs, so students are not burdened with heavy debt,” and several students call for a more practical approach to law that deals less with the “Socratic method of teaching, exam taking, and grading curve,” wishing that USF would focus more on “preparing students from the very beginning on taking and passing the CA and other Bar Exams successfully” and “preparing students for actual practice of law such as research, procedure, writing skills, client skills, business skills, etc.”
Some students note that “the school recently got rid of the Child Advocacy Clinic, led by the amazing and well-respected Professor Fitzsimmons.” But the school replaced it with the course/externship hybrid focused on child and family law, and the school also recently added a new Immigration and Deportation Defense Law Clinic. In addition, “Public Interest Law is really big and the school does a lot in helping the surrounding communities. Also the teachers here are great. Most of them are amazing with very diverse backgrounds. Every teacher I have had really wants you to do well and understand the subject and they go out of their way to be there when you need them to.” Another student adds, “Many of my peers are successfully pursuing business law careers,” which is no doubt helped by the fact that “USF Law is located near the tech capital of the world, with currently the strongest economy in the country.”

Career overview

Median Starting Salary
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP; Reed Smith, LLP; Sedgwick, LLP; WTAS, LLP; US Air Force JAG; Superior Court of California, Count of San Francisco; The Dolan Law Firm; The Brandi Law Firm; The Arns Law Firm; Meyers Nave LLP; Minami Tamaki LLP; Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney LLP; Gordon & Rees LLP; Asylum Access; Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP; Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP; Higa & Gipson LLP; Kaye Moser Hierbaum LLP; Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP; University of California San Francisco; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; San Francisco Public Defender; San Mateo County District Attorney; Alameda County District Attorney; Alameda County Public Defender

Graduates Employed by Area


Prominent Alumni

Justice Ming Chin
CA Supreme Court

Judge Martin Jenkins
Judicial Appointments Secretary for the State of CA

Judge Saundra B. Armstrong
U.S. District Court Northern California

Brendon Woods
Public Defender of Alameda County

Dame Marjorie Scardino
Twitter Board of Directors; former CEO of Pearson PLC


Financial Aid Rating
Feb 15
Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded

% Students Receiving Some Aid

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
Parent Institution Enrollement

Average Age at Entry

% Out-of-State
% International


% Under-represented Minorities

87% are full time
13% are part time
52% female
48% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students love the location in San Francisco, the intense amount of diversity (with one student going so far as to say, “USF is one of the most diverse schools in the nation however that diversity is not just color based but on sexual orientation and cultural and sexual identity”). As for the sense of community, USF is “a very inclusive campus and everyone from professors, faculty and the students are very supportive.” From a purely cosmetic standpoint, “the classrooms and library are really new and nice with amazing views of SF and the USF campus. Resources are widely available and updated, including study rooms with projectors and a state of the art moot court room.” Furthermore, “the food in the cafeteria is literally the worst thing [we] have to complain about.” A typical student comment is, “I could not be happier to be at this school. The quality of life is excellent and everyone from faculty to students are really invested in your success.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access

Admissions Office Contact

Alan Guerrero
Senior Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117