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University of San Francisco Data & Information Overview

436 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
71% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of San Francisco Ranked?

#164 Best Colleges in Nation
#24 Best Colleges in CA
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of San Francisco was awarded 436 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

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Overall Quality

USFCA landed the #164 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

USFCA is also ranked #24 out of 168 schools in California.

See all of the rankings for University of San Francisco.

Is It Hard to Get Into USFCA?

71% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of San Francisco has an acceptance rate of 71%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to USFCA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 690. Math scores were between 590 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 600 to 690 )

SAT Math Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 590 to 700 )
USFCA received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for University of San Francisco  ( 26 to 31 )

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University of San Francisco Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
42% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, University of San Francisco is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of San Francisco is 42%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  42 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of San Francisco

86% Freshmen Retention
66% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of San Francisco has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At USFCA the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of San Francisco.

University of San Francisco Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,572 Full-Time Undergraduates
63.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
64.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,852 undergraduates at USFCA with 5,572 being full-time and 280 being part-time.

How Much Does University of San Francisco Cost?

$40,053 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
$32,168 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of USFCA is $40,053. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for USFCA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$32,023 $31,994 $36,818 $39,638 $49,199

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of USFCA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USFCA, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $8,042 a year. That adds up to $32,168 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USFCA is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do USFCA Graduates Make?

$78,031 Avg Salary of Grads
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The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from USFCA make about $78,031 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for USFCA students since it is 84% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of San Francisco

California State
5,572 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
University of San Francisco is a private not-for-profit institution situated in San Francisco, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for USFCA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
Phone: 415-422-5555

University of San Francisco Majors

64 Majors With Completions
1,682 Undergraduate Degrees
1,803 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 64 majors graduated from University of San Francisco. Of these students, 1,682 received undergraduate degrees and 1,803 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 233 $91,668
General Psychology 164 $31,146
Business Administration & Management 126 $61,400
Finance & Financial Management 102 $60,883
Marketing 100 $50,188
Communication & Media Studies 95 $41,755
Computer Science 75 $79,314
General Biology 71 $33,560
Health & Physical Education 56 $32,329
Entrepreneurial Studies 52 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of San Francisco along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at USFCA

66% Take At Least One Class Online
14% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 6,614 students took at least one online class at University of San Francisco. This is a decrease from the 10,060 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 6,614 1,394
2019-2020 10,060 8,809
2018-2019 407 224
2017-2018 516 190
2016-2017 601 319

Learn more about online learning at University of San Francisco.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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