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University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,745
   Women 4,167 (61.8%)
   Men 2,578 (38.2%)
Graduate Students 4,273
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 15,441 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.40
SAT Math 577 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 564 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $63,884
  Tuition and Fees $44,494
  Room and Board $13,990
Average Percent of Need Met 55%
Average Freshman Award $39,676
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 430
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
San Francisco Population 825,863
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 32% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Don
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
26.6% Asian
4.1% Black/African-American
24.9% Hispanic/Latino
8.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
32.4% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students 18.2% from 69 countries
First-Year Students Returning 85.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 61.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported