#13 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

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 22,372 prospective students applied, and 15,867 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,452 enrolled in the school.  7,735 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,299 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $52,920 plus fees of $552. USF is ranked 138 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 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 1190/1390
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.57
Applications Accepted
University of San Francisco overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for University of San Francisco
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,130
Other Fees$552
Room and Board $16,140
Budget for Other Expenses$4,490
Total One Year Cost$75,232

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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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