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University of California - San Francisco Overview

University of California - San Francisco is a public institution located in San Francisco, California. San Francisco is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of California - San Francisco Known For?

  • The student loan default rate at UCSF is 0%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at UCSF is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UCSF with a bachelor's degree make about $143,700 a year. That's 252% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of California - San Francisco Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UCSF is ranked #430 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Out of the 220 colleges in California, it is ranked at #44.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UCSF has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#48 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#100 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UCSF.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Dentistry Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Dentistry Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Medical Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Health/Medical Prep Programs Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Public Health Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of California - San Francisco?

Location of University of California - San Francisco

Contact details for UCSF are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143-0244
Phone: 415-476-9000
Website: ucsf.edu

How Do I Get Into UCSF?

You can apply to UCSF online at: ucsf.edu/education/admissions

Can I Afford University of California - San Francisco?

0.4% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at UCSF is 0.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Online Learning at University of California - San Francisco

28 Took All Classes Online
173 Took At Least One Class Online
704.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 173 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCSF has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of UCSF

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of California - San Francisco was 704.9%. This is the #115 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UCSF regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UCSF ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UCSF.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Policy #2
Public Administration & Social Service #3

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of California - San Francisco Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Medicine 0 0 162 162
Nursing 0 133 5 138
Dentistry 14 0 115 129
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 123 123
Public Health 0 54 2 56
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 40 40
Biomedical Engineering 0 18 18 36
General Biology 0 1 32 33
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 29 0 29
Health/Medical Prep Programs 29 0 0 29
Medical Science 6 23 0 29
Public Policy 0 21 0 21
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 3 17 20
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 1 14 15
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 12 1 13
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 2 7 9
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 6 6
Anthropology 0 1 5 6
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 5 5
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 4 4
Sociology 0 0 4 4
Dental Support Services 0 3 0 3
Genetics 0 0 2 2
History 0 0 1 1
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 301 563 913

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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