The acceptance rate at USF is 70%. It ranks #54 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. USF is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 15,099 out of 21,477 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent (SAT 1140/1330 ACT 24/30). University of San Francisco typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.54. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The USF application fee is $70 and applications are due by Jan 15.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of San Francisco. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 72% of students submitted SAT scores and 36% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1240
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of San Francisco?
University of San Francisco typically prefers applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. USF ranks #23 in California and #184 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into USF?
Admission data indicates that USF regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in California and #170 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of San Francisco.
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What GPA do you need to get into University of San Francisco?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into USF. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of San Francisco was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #45 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as USF accepts 70% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||20.25%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||21.21%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||19.28%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||17.18%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||8.33%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.09%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
72.9% of University of San Francisco freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||34.7%|
|Top 25% of class||72.9%|
|Top 50% of class||95%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||7%||8%||8%|
Applicants have 108 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of San Francisco is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to University of San Francisco and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122612 IPEDS survey data for University of San Francisco.
72% of students submit their SAT scores to USF. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
70% of those who apply are granted admission to USF. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1140 and 1330. 72% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.