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San Francisco, California

University of San Francisco Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of San Francisco

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of San Francisco
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into University of San Francisco and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #67 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,707 out of 16,313 applicants were admitted making University of San Francisco a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent. University of San Francisco typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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University of San Francisco SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for University of San Francisco
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for University of San Francisco
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1260

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of San Francisco?

University of San Francisco typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #28 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of San Francisco admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >77%
1260 to 1350 Avg + 66%-77%
1170 to 1260 Avg - 53%-66%
1080 to 1170 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 1080 Low <40%
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University of San Francisco ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for University of San Francisco
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of San Francisco
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of San Francisco?

Admission data indicates that University of San Francisco regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of San Francisco.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of San Francisco admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >77%
25 to 28 Avg + 66%-77%
22 to 25 Avg - 53%-66%
19 to 22 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 19 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of San Francisco. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of San Francisco was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of San Francisco accepts 66% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of San Francisco students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

71% of University of San Francisco freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of San Francisco students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 33%
Top 25% of class 71%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

University of San Francisco admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,786 5,527 16,313
Accepted 7,088 3,619 10,707
Acceptance Rate 66% 65% 66%
Enrolled 986 546 1,532
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 15% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of San Francisco and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of San Francisco Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of San Francisco
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.