USF

University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, United States
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  • Total Documents
    335
  • Class Notes
    287
  • Textbook Notes
    5
  • Study Guides
    41
  • Currently Enrolled
    627
  • Previously Enrolled
    270

Overview of University of San Francisco (USF)

About this school

The University of San Francisco, founded in 1855, is a private, church-affiliated university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies, the McLaren College of Business, and the Schools of Education, Law, and Nursing. The 55-acre campus is located in San Francisco, three miles from downtown.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,847
    • Men:2,576 Men (37.6%)
    • Women:4,271 Women (62.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (USF)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of San Francisco is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2130 Fulton Street
City, State, Zip
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Phone
(415) 422-6563
Fax
(415) 422-2217
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 14

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 16,313 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 10,786 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 5,527 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,926 (18%) of 10,707 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,221 (17%) of 7,088 admitted students enrolled
Men
705 (19%) of 3,619 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
30%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
591 average |540-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
52%
• Score 18 - 23
33%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (USF)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $48,066 (70.38%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,830 (21.71%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,600 (2.34%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,800 (5.56%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of San Francisco accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001325
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,181 (77.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,016 (86.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,012 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (7.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$40,446
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 996 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,598
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 890 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,627
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 60 (5.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
254 (16.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,651

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,202 (64.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,770 (89.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,753 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
201 (5.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$35,212
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,627 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,058
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,308 (88.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,705
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 154 (4.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,091 (16.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,838

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$48,201
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (USF)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


498

Part-Time Faculty


684

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


39%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 19% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 23% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 14% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 79% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Not reported
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
186
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of San Francisco provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


77.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


77.0%

Programs & Majors (USF)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (76)


  • Accounting
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Advertising
  • Applied Economics
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Illustration
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Japanese Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Nursing Administration
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Psychology, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (49)


  • Asian Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Natural Resources
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Religious Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Taxation
  • Urban Education
  • Urban Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (USF)

Location & Geography

Population


825,863

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


55 acres

Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
63 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


21% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


79%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
-
Mascot
Don
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of San Francisco offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


9% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,586

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,847
Women
4,271
Men
2,576

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 26.9% Asian
  • 4.7% Black/African-American
  • 25.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.8% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 30.9% White
  • 2.5% Unknown

International Students


16.8% from 80 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


4,233

Student Resources (USF)