University of San Francisco Rankings

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In the World#713 of 14178
In North America#247 of 2629
In the United States#220 of 2528
In California#21 of 252
In San Francisco#3 of 12

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
64%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$38,422 /y
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
6,577
Graduates
4,059
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
usfca.edu

University of San Francisco Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate64%65%64%
Applicants21,8676,85415,013
Admissions14,0864,4709,616
Freshmen enrolled full time1,291489802
Freshmen enrolled part time211

183 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

224 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,013 or 78%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1130
or below

75% of them
had 1330
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in University of San Francisco are 1130-1330 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
446 or 35%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in University of San Francisco are 23-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2975 (28%)
Hispanic2250 (21%)
Asian2214 (21%)
Nonresident Alien1478 (14%)
Two or more races786 (7%)
Black or African American594 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown253 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander70 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native5 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$38,422/year
Average aid awarded
$28,734
Students receiving aid
91%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$27,690
$30-48K$29,186
$48-75K$32,338
$75-110K$38,753
$110K+$44,975

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$49,740$25,740
Tuition in-state$49,740$25,740
Tuition out-of-state$49,740$25,740
Fee in-district$542$70
Fee in-state$542$70
Fee out-of-state$542$70

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,560
Combined charge for room and board$15,410
Room charge$10,470
Meal charge$4,940

University of San Francisco Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General16887
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse23317
Clinical Nurse Specialist210
Finance, General133
Psychology, General1128
Education, General120
Counseling Psychology119
Law118
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies4175
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management96
Marketing & Marketing Management, General89
Public Health, General86
Computer Science5233
Management Science81
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5321
Public Administration365
Environmental Studies2039
Accounting56
Biology & Biological Sciences, General54
Mass Communication & Media Studies50
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other49
Kinesiology and Exercise Science45
Human Resources Development42
International Business & Trade & Commerce41
English Language and Literature, General39
International Relations and Affairs38
Economics, General299
Sociology37
International & Global Studies37
Advertising34
Political Science and Government, General34
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration32
Behavioral Aspects of Health28
Tax Law & Taxation28
Creative Writing27
Chemistry, General205
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management25
Information Technology321
Medical Informatics24
Hospitality Administration & Management, General22
Educational Leadership and Administration, General157
Museology & Museum Studies22
Elementary Education and Teaching20
Biotechnology20
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor20
Energy Management and Systems Technology & Technician20
Asian Studies & Civilization215
Multicultural Education134
Architecture16
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics16
Visual and Performing Arts, General16
History, General15
Environmental Science15
Special Education and Teaching, General15
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology & Technician14
Design and Visual Communications, General14
Urban Studies & Affairs49
Art History, Criticism and Conservation13
Clinical Psychology11
Fine & Studio Arts, General10
Philosophy9
Physics, General7
Mathematics, General7
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General7
Demography and Population Studies6
Human Services, General6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth42
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing6
Organizational Behavior Studies5
Area Studies, Other5
Reading Teacher Education5
Theology & Theological Studies4
Applied Economics4
Business & Managerial Economics3
Public Relations & Image Management3
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education3
Health Services Administration2
Comparative Literature2
Programs for Foreign Lawyers2
Psychiatric & Mental Health Services Technician2
Spanish Language and Literature1
Latin American Studies1
Japanese Language and Literature1
Management Information Systems, General1
Graphic Communications, General1
Development Economics and International Development1
Educational & Instructional Technology1
Curriculum and Instruction1
Grand Total1,5791,592165
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate75%72%77%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,539
Citations
131,444

Publication count by topic

Psychology
927
Medicine
907
Political science
703
Sociology
618
Computer science
511
Business
405
Economics
367
Chemistry
295
Biology
289
History
164
Engineering
151
Mathematics
139
Physics
135
Philosophy
123
Art
118
Geography
112
Materials science
96
Environmental science
84
Geology
12

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History333986
Political science4215,167
Philosophy465604
Sociology4799,783
Psychology64730,622
Economics6888,081
Business6897,438
Art844130
Medicine103422,287
Computer science108410,566
Physics13813,468
Engineering13942,692
Geography1480821
Environmental science16001,561
Biology161210,523
Geology1865413
Chemistry19875,822
Mathematics23301,115
Materials science27391,170

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199030319
199125323
199231427
199343422
199460450
199565570
199666737
199787673
199864794
199991854
2000811131
2001951390
2002981578
20031011893
20041172296
20051212605
20061163070
20072093489
20082594011
20092174794
20102365639
20112426356
20122727205
20133057938
20144998533
20153948607
20163848418
20173558559
20183257622
20193399135
202033610341

General info

Alternative namesUSF
Founded1855
WikipediaUniversity of San Francisco
MottoPro Urbe et Universitate
For City and University
Colorsgreen, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; February-May)
Total FTE staff1,671
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, California, 94117-1080
United States
City population882,000
Phone4154225555
Fax+1 (415) 422 6315

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