Diversity helps define our university, and people are noticing. DiverseEducation.com listed the University of San Francisco as number one on its 2013 list of non-historically black colleges and universities that have excellent programs for minority students.

USF students don’t only represent a wide variety of personal experiences and cultural backgrounds. They hail from 48 states and 70 countries. They’re Catholic and Buddhist, from down the coast and across the ocean, young and young at heart, the first in their family to attend college and veterans returning to school. All of this adds up to a unified community and classrooms strengthened by diverse points of view.


Top 30
The USF community reflects the cross-cultural richness of San Francisco. U.S. News and World Report ranks us among the nation’s top 30 universities for student ethnic diversity and international student enrollment.

From the USF Newsroom

Jose Antonio Vargas Speaks at USF
Pulitzer Winner Jose Antonio Vargas Visits USF
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist turned immigrant rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at USF, telling the audience that immigrant rights are the next liberation movement.
Donated Computers help close the digital divide
Donated Computers Help Close the Digital Divide
USF donated 151 computers to 16 schools and nonprofits this summer, as part of an ongoing effort to help close the digital divide among underserved students and families.

Meet the Faculty: Elena Flores

Dr. Elena Flores, Professor of Counseling Psychology, specializes in mental health and human services to adolescents and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Her research work focuses on Latino family functioning and adolescent health risk behaviors.
Elena Flores meet the faculty