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University of San Francisco Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

San Francisco, CA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2130 Fulton Street
City, State, Zip
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone
(800) CALL-USF
Fax
(415) 422-2217
E-mail
admissions@usfca.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 21,867 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 15,013 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 6,854 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,651 (12%) of 14,086 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,004 (10%) of 9,616 admitted students enrolled
Men
647 (14%) of 4,470 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
33% of 203 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
84% of 5,664 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,704
Students Accepting Wait List Position
871
Students Admitted From Wait List
755

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.53
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
618 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16.8%
Score of 600 - 700
40.81%
Score of 500 - 600
39.13%
Score of 400 - 500
3.26%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
610 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10.8%
Score of 600 - 700
50.6%
Score of 500 - 600
32.4%
Score of 400 - 500
5.9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
21.52%
Score of 24 - 29
45.52%
Score of 18 - 23
31.84%
Score of 12 - 17
1.12%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 32%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 95%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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