#14 Best Private Colleges in California

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

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Student Population
University of San Francisco overview
Location San Francisco, California
Online usfca.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
University of San Francisco overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in San Francisco, California, University of San Francisco is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 18,411 prospective students applied, and 11,885 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,542 enrolled in the school.  9,788 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 925 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $47,550 plus fees of $516. USF is ranked 147 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



USF is rated within the top 25% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Very High
University of San Francisco overview
SAT 1130/1330
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.61
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for University of San Francisco
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$516
Room and Board $14,830
Budget for Other Expenses$3,800
Total One Year Cost$68,296

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$70,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
70% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of San Francisco students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Social Sciences 15%
Health Professions 11%
Communication 8%
Psychology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122612 IPEDS survey data for University of San Francisco.