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USF Ranks as Top 50 University


The University of San Francisco is among the country’s top 50 universities, according to Washington Monthly magazine.

Earning high marks for social mobility in recruiting and graduating low-income students and for student service to the community, USF ranked 48 among 258 national colleges and universities.

USF’s rank of 48 was dually impressive for its improvement over last year’s rank of 73 by Washington Monthly. For 2011, USF ranked 24 for student service to the community and 12 for the staff, courses, and financial aid it devotes to service.

The Washington Monthly 2011 College Rankings are based on a school’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility — recruiting and graduating low-income students; Research — producing cutting-edge scholarship and doctoral graduates; and Service — encouraging students to give something back to their country.

“Our overall rank of 48 seems quite remarkable, given that we are not a research university,” said USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. “We have much to be proud of.”

Written by Edward Carpenter »email usfnews@usfca.edu | Twitter @usfcanews