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University of San Francisco Overview

University of San Francisco is a private not-for-profit institution situated in San Francisco, California. San Francisco is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of San Francisco Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$53,249 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at USFCA is 1%, 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 doctor's degree is the highest award offered at USFCA.
  • In <nil>, 41% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, USFCA bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $83,794 a year. That's about 105% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from USFCA to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is University of San Francisco?


Contact details for USFCA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Phone: 415-422-5555

How Do I Get Into USFCA?

You can apply to USFCA online at:

Admission Requirements for USFCA

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USFCA?

71% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores
USFCA has an acceptance rate of 71%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to USFCA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 690. Math scores were between 590 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 600 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 590 to 700 )
USFCA received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 34. Math scores were between 24 and 30. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 26 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 24 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 26 to 31 )

Can I Afford University of San Francisco?

$53,249 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USFCA is $53,249. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USFCA, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $8,042 a year. That adds up to $32,168 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USFCA is 0.5%. 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.

University of San Francisco Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,739 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,969 undergraduate students at USFCA, with 5,739 being full-time and 230 being part-time.


There are also 4,065 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,739 full-time undergraduates at USFCA, 35% are male and 65% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of San Francisco students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,530
Black or African American 377
Hispanic or Latino 1,180
White 1,369
International Students 618
Other Races/Ethnicities 665

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at University of San Francisco. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 100 countries are represented at USFCA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Indonesia.

Online Learning at University of San Francisco

1,394 Took All Classes Online
6,614 Took At Least One Class Online
947.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 6,614 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


Online Growth Rankings of USFCA

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of San Francisco was 947.5%. This is the #114 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at USFCA regardless of major.

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%.


*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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