University of San Francisco

San Fransisco, California
4-year Private university


University of San Francisco is a private institution established in 1855 with urban setting located at San Francisco. It is ranked 110 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $48,066 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,847. It practices 4-1-4-based academic calendar.

#110 in National Universities
Location San Fransisco, California
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1855
Selectivity Very Low
Size Medium
6,845 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $48,066
Outstate Tuition Fee $48,066
Room and Board Fees $14,830
$59,900 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


71% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$65 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.41 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$40,446 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$34,598 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $68,296
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
75% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 15
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

USF Academic Merit Award
Total Worth $5,000-$22,000 per year.
Eligibility Undergraduates
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Atheletic Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details Athletic scholarships are offered for inter-collegiate participation in: Women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball, Men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field.
Army ROTC Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The USF Military Science program annually provides two, three and four-year Army ROTC scholarships that provide significant assistance towards the cost of tuition, room and board, and books each year, as well as monthly stipends.


6,845 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
85% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
77% Students graduate within 6 years