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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?

1,752 Undergraduate Awards
$53,249 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at USFCA is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at USFCA.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 42% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from USFCA with a bachelor's degree make about $62,300 a year. That's 53% more than those who graduate from 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.

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University of San Francisco Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, USFCA is ranked #273 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. USFCA also holds the #38 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#101 Best 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 USFCA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Human Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Human Resource Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Architecture/Urban Planning Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Public & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards USFCA has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#32 Best Legal Professions Schools College Factual
#35 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#56 Best Nursing Schools College Factual
#65 Best Public Administration & Social Service Schools College Factual
#147 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual
#151 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is University of San Francisco?

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Contact details for USFCA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Phone: 415-422-5555
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/University.of.San.Francisco
Twitter: http://twitter.com/USFCA

How Do I Get Into USFCA?

You can apply to USFCA online at: https://www.usfca.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply

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 required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USFCA?

70% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
57% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of San Francisco is 70%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 57% 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 570 and 660. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 570 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 570 to 670 )
200
800
USFCA received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 24 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 24 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of San Francisco?

$53,249 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
2.5% 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 51% of students took out student loans averaging $9,915 a year. That adds up to $39,660 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USFCA is 2.5%. 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

5,572 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,852 undergraduate students at USFCA, with 5,572 being full-time and 280 being part-time.

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There are also 4,216 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,572 full-time undergraduates at USFCA, 36% are male and 64% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,479
Black or African American 331
Hispanic or Latino 1,153
White 1,308
International Students 662
Other Races/Ethnicities 639

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

8,809 Took All Classes Online
10,060 Took At Least One Class Online
947.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 10,060 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.

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This school is the 145th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of USFCA

The following table shows how USFCA is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Legal Research #42 #42
Medical Illustration & Informatics #55 #55
Legal Professions #60 #60

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%.

University of San Francisco Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 260 0 170 47 477
Business Administration & Management 137 0 100 0 237
Health & Physical Education 55 0 95 0 150
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 135 8 143
General Psychology 134 0 0 0 134
Law 0 0 0 126 126
Communication & Media Studies 97 0 24 0 121
Entrepreneurial Studies 45 0 73 0 118
Finance & Financial Management 111 0 0 0 111
General Education 0 0 106 0 106
Computer Science 66 0 38 0 104
Marketing 101 0 0 0 101
Data Processing 10 0 83 0 93
Public Health 0 0 86 0 86
General Biology 78 0 3 0 81
Natural Resources Conservation 46 0 31 0 77
Economics 42 0 26 0 68
Educational Administration 0 0 56 7 63
Public Administration 1 0 62 0 63
International Business 57 0 0 0 57
International Relations & National Security 57 0 0 0 57
Sociology 55 0 0 0 55
Political Science & Government 52 0 0 0 52
Accounting 49 0 0 0 49
Human Resource Management 4 0 39 0 43
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 39 0 39
Legal Research 0 0 39 0 39
Design & Applied Arts 39 0 0 0 39
Area Studies 16 0 18 0 34
Public Relations & Advertising 32 0 0 0 32
Writing Studies 0 0 30 0 30
Hospitality Management 29 0 0 0 29
Teaching English or French 0 0 28 0 28
General English Literature 28 0 0 0 28
Computer Information Systems 4 0 20 0 24
Multilingual Education 0 0 11 13 24
Chemistry 22 0 2 0 24
History 23 0 0 0 23
Museum Studies 0 0 22 0 22
General Architecture 21 0 0 0 21
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 20 1 21
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 1 18 0 19
International Studies 0 0 17 0 17
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 16 0 16
Philosophy 15 0 0 0 15
Physics 15 0 0 0 15
Urban Studies 1 0 14 0 15
Fine & Studio Arts 15 0 0 0 15
Mathematics 13 0 0 0 13
Special Education 0 0 10 2 12
Human Services 0 0 11 0 11
General Visual & Performing Arts 10 0 0 0 10
Demography & Population Studies 0 0 8 0 8
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 7 7
Romance Languages 6 0 0 0 6
Biotechnology 0 0 4 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 2 0 0 0 2
Theological & Ministerial Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Business/Managerial Economics 1 0 0 0 1
East Asian Languages 1 0 0 0 1
Mental & Social Health Services 0 1 0 0 1
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,752 2 1,454 211 3,419

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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