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The University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco

+1 415-422-5555

2130 Fulton St San Francisco, CA USA 94117

The University of San Francisco is a private university founded in 1855. It is located in San Francisco’s Richmond District.

The university is ranked 103 in the U.S. and operates on a semester-based academic year.

The student body reflects the city of San Francisco’s diversity, with 59% of students coming from minority backgrounds. 64% of students are women. 13.9% of students are international, representing 103 different countries.

5,852 undergraduate and 4,190 graduate students are enrolled. The average undergraduate GPA for incoming students in 2021 is 3.54.

Though submitting test scores is optional, the average incoming ACT score is 26 and the average SAT score is1233.

70.3% of applicants are accepted, and 83% of first-year students remain for their second year. The graduation rate is 74.8%.

The application fee is $70, and tuition stands at $52,482 yearly. Students are automatically considered for financial aid at application. The amount of money allocated for merit scholarships is based on high school GPA, coursework, and a unique USF-calculated GPA. Students find out if they receive any merit scholarships at the time of their decision.

The University of San Francisco offers 45 undergraduate majors, with health professions, social sciences, and psychology as the most popular choices among students. Over 70 graduate programs are offered alongside 30 graduate certificates. The university boasts a 12:1 student/teacher ratio.

Students have the opportunity to study abroad in over 40 countries on all continents. Program types include academic, language, and international internship programs.

Of graduates, 91% reported employment within six years of graduation, with an average salary of $59,000 per year.

Numerous involvement fairs are held throughout the year, where students can interact with different off-campus organizations. Students can learn more about these organizations and internships at the university’s Student Leadership and Engagement office.

On campus, there are numerous student clubs and groups ranging in a variety of topics and interests, including sports, student newspaper, and Greek life.

As students are located in one of the most diverse cities in the nation, numerous different cultural activities are available in the city’s 27 different neighborhoods. San Francisco’s location is ideal for nature lovers as well, as it is located not far from mountain and coastal towns.

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