The University of San Francisco is a reflection of the city that surrounds it —progressive, innovative, passionate, inclusive — a 49-square mile classroom that prepares undergraduate students for the challenges of the real world.

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Students choose USF for a variety of reasons – the challenging academic environment with a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the opportunity to translate thought to action, our Jesuit values, the spirit of a unique, world-class city, the diverse student body from 48 states and 87 countries – take your pick. We have the honors to back it up:

  • US News and World Report ranked USF 8th among national universities for student ethnic diversity and 10th in international student enrollment.
  • Forbes and The Princeton Review selected USF as the 12th most entrepreneurial college in the country.
  • San Francisco ranked No. 1 on the American Institute for Economic Research’s list of the best college towns.
  • USF is one of California's Colleges of Distinction with a 97% student approval rate.

Our classrooms and labs extend well beyond our 55-acre campus into the San Francisco Bay Area’s vibrant community, packed with non-profit and corporate opportunities from the Financial District to Silicon Valley and every neighborhood in between.

Not to mention the fifteen-minute bike ride to the beach.

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