At the University of San Francisco, students have access to the ultimate extended classroom, San Francisco, with its many opportunities and advantages.

The University of San Francisco (USF) is a private Jesuit university offering undergraduate degree programs in Arts and Sciences, Management, and Nursing. USF will also begin offering Engineering programs starting in Fall 2020. USF ranks in the top 100 national universities, with three of its Management programs ranked in the top 35. USF offers merit-based scholarships ranging up to $25,000 USD per year and one year of university credit for both IB and A Levels. Our 21st century mission to fashion a more humane and just world, rooted in Jesuit values, comes alive in our diverse learning community and is broadened by our global orientation. USF challenges students to reach higher standards and use their education to promote justice and serve the common good.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 63%
  • Average ACT range: 22-30
  • Average SAT range: 1500-2000 (with writing included)
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Architecture; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Environmental Sciences; Gender Studies; History; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Military Sciences; Museum Studies; Music; Nursing; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Policy; Public Health; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Planning; Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available 


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $77,230


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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