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2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA

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University of San Francisco provides a variety of degree programs for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in San Francisco, California and operated as a private institution. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. USF has a yearly student enrollment of approximately 9,600.

Students can choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken to apply to USF. Scores in a range of 23 to 27 on the ACT or 1550 to 1880 on the SAT are required to greatly increase your chances for getting accepted. This school accepts around 60 percent of applicants. Of those students accepted, about 17 percent registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found at usfca.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $41,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Student housing is available for students, and generally costs around $9,100 for the year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The University of San Francisco "Dons" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students can take a look at the school's http://www.usfca.edu/ to see additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates University of San Francisco accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into University of San Francisco.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading510 - 620
SAT ® Math520 - 630
SAT ® Writing520 - 630
SAT ® Total Score1550 - 1880

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English23 - 28
ACT ® Math23 - 27
ACT ® Composite Score23 - 27

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into USF

The chances of getting accepted into University of San Francisco can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants12,029
Granted Admissions6,973 (58%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,191 (17%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of San Francisco is around 9,600 students. The student body is made up of 61% undergraduate students and 39% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $38,000-$46,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,400-$1,600 per unit

University of San Francisco operates a number of professional schools that manage the various programs, curriculums, research facilities, and more. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Law School (Tuition: $42,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid75%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$23,694
Receiving Student Loans56%$7,170

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of San Francisco may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 70%, University of San Francisco is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years58%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Law Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (since 1935)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2003)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2003)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • Programs for Foreign Lawyers (M)
  • Advanced Legal Research (M)

Business and Marketing Studies

Psychology

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B, D)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (M)
  • Health Services Administration (B)
  • Family Practice Nurse (D)
  • Health Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Education

  • Education (M)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (D, M)
  • Teaching English As Second Language Instructor (M)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (D, M)
  • Multicultural Education (D, M)
  • Elementary Education (M)
  • Reading Teacher Education (M)
  • Educational and Instructional Media Design (M)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (D, M)
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Communications and Journalism

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Social Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

English Language and Literature

Natural Resources and Conservation

Computer and Information Sciences

History

Visual and Performing Arts

Architecture

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Asian Civilization Studies (B, M)
  • Latin American Studies (B)
  • United States Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Global Studies (M)

Physical Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Theology and Religious Vocations

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Japanese Language and Literature (B)
  • Comparative Literature (B)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature

Communication Technology

  • Graphic Communications (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

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