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USF Earns High Marks for Research, Community Service, and Student Support

11-05-2013
Washington Monthly 2013

USF recognized for contributions to the public good by Washington Monthly magazine.

The University of San Francisco is again ranked among the top universities and colleges in the country for what it contributes to the public good in terms of academic research, community service, and support for low-income students, according to Washington Monthly magazine.

USF ranked 86 in the nation in 2013, returning to the top 100 for the third time in four years. Washington Monthly’s college rankings focus on what universities and colleges do for the country in terms of public good, rather than what they do for individual students.

USF ranked in the top 25 in several categories in 2013, including the number of faculty who received significant awards, the total community services hours worked by students, the number of staff and academic courses involved in service-learning on and off campus, and the overall amount of financial support dedicated to community service.

The university also received high marks for recruiting and graduating recipients of federal Pell grants, which go to students whose families earn less than $20,000 per year. Nearly one in three USF students participate in the Pell grant program.

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