University of San Francisco

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School Overview

The University of San Francisco, locally referred to as USF, is a public, four-year Roman Catholic Jesuit university in San Francisco, California. Established in 1855 as San Francisco’s first university, it is the oldest university in California, the 8th largest Jesuit university and the 10th oldest university of the Assocation of Jesuite Colleges in the United States.

General Information

Admission Office

2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117-1046

(415) 422-6563

(800) 225-5873

Fax: (415) 422-2217

Contact: Michael Hughes

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

(415) 422-5555

Total undergrads: 5,459

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,042

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,934

Graduate enrollment: 2,621


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $31,180 $33,500 $34,770 $36,380 +4.63%
Books and Supplies $950 $1,000 $1,000 $1,500 +50.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,730 $11,130 $11,540 $11,990 +3.90%
Other $3,260 $3,400 $3,400 $3,600 +5.88%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $46,120 $49,030 $50,710 $53,470 +5.44%
In-state Off Campus $32,130 $34,500 $35,770 $37,880 +5.90%
In-state with Family $32,130 $34,500 $35,770 $37,880 +5.90%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $19,710
In-state Student Fees $0
Out-of-state Tuition $19,710
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 711 68%
Grant or scholarship aid 635 61% $16,007,737 $25,209
• Federal grants 216 21% $1,906,741 $8,828
• Pell grants 205 20% $713,815 $3,482
• Other federal grants 215 21% $1,192,926 $5,548
State and local government grant or scholarships 162 16% $1,500,797 $9,264
Institutional scholarships or grants 615 59% $12,600,199 $20,488
Student loan financial aid 550 53% $3,965,988 $7,211
• Federal student loans 544 52% $2,633,547 $4,841
• Other student loans 69 7% $1,332,441 $19,311

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1336 1104 233
Architecture and Related Services 18
Architecture 18
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12 17
American/united States Studies/civilization
Asian Studies/civilization 2 17
Latin American Studies 10
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 63 1
Biology/biological Sciences, General 63 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 447 359
Accounting 54
Business Administration and Management, General 98 184
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 30
Finance, General 89
Financial Planning and Services 59
Hospitality Administration/management, General 19
Human Resources Development 62
International Business/trade/commerce 41
Marketing/marketing Management, General 48
Non-profit/public/organizational Management 28
Organizational Behavior Studies 68
Project Management 26
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 109
Mass Communication/media Studies 50
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 59
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 35 65
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer Science 6 14
Information Technology 29 44
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 3
Web/multimedia Management and Webmaster 4
Education 169 44
Curriculum and Instruction 7 11
Education, General 78
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 17 20
Educational/instructional Technology 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
Multicultural Education 9 8
Reading Teacher Education 10
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 9 5
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 2
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 21
English Language and Literature/letters 48 25
Creative Writing 25
English Language and Literature, General 48
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 9
Comparative Literature 1
French Language and Literature 3
Japanese Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 139 105 8
Clinical Nurse Specialist 77
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 5
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 139 28 3
History 22
History, General 22
Human Services, General 31 50
Public Administration 31 50
Legal Studies, General 15 181
Advanced Legal Research/studies, General 7
Law 181
Programs For Foreign Lawyers 8
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Mathematics, General 7
Natural Resources and Conservation 21 28
Environmental Science 7
Environmental Studies 14 28
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 32 86
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 32
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 86
Physical Sciences 11 1
Chemistry, General 11 1
Physics, General
Psychology 82 147
Counseling Psychology 147
Psychology, General 82
Social Sciences 187 30
Applied Economics 39
Development Economics and International Development 2 13
Economics, General 18 17
International Relations and Affairs 47
Political Science and Government, General 57
Sociology 24
Theology and Religious Vocations 5 6
Theology/theological Studies 5 6
Visual and Performing Arts 58
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 17
Commercial and Advertising Art
Design and Visual Communications, General 5
Fine/studio Arts, General 12
Graphic Design 13
Visual and Performing Arts, General 11
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Arts Management B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Hotel/Motel Management B
International Business B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Restaurant/Food Services Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B
French B
Japanese B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of San Francisco Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(415) 422-5555
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address:2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:11,003
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:10,320 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$44,494
Out-of-state Tuition:$44,494
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$26,105

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of San Francisco Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of San Francisco.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies131
Biological and Biomedical Sciences12
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services108
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services35
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs425
Legal Professions and Studies3
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences83
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts6
Grand total653504

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of San Francisco.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Health Professions and Related Programs24
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total27

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of San Francisco and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid98678%
Grant or scholarship aid97577%$26,105
Student loan aid58746%$8,003

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,32665%$23,122
Federal student loans3,09746%$7,305

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of San Francisco. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of San Francisco students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants15,2895,19710,092
Percent admitted100%71%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%11%10%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of San Francisco Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment11,003
Undergraduate enrollment6,745
Graduate enrollment4,258

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of San Francisco Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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