Freshman Admission

We don't use formulas to fill our classrooms. We look at every applicant's story — academic and personal — to select freshmen that build a stronger USF community.

Visiting Campus

Have you scheduled your University of San Francisco tour yet? Experiencing the campus in-person is an important first step toward deciding if USF is the right fit. Admission Ambassadors will lead you across 55-acres of classrooms, labs, residence halls, libraries and more. Not able to schedule a visit at this time? Take a closer look at our campus on the USF Virtual Tour.

Completing the Application

Before starting your application read through the admission criteria and application instructions. Consider our freshman deadlines while you evaluate which application process, Early Decision, Early Action or Regular Action is best for you. This information will be integral to crafting the most complete and compelling application possible.

If you have a question about the admissions process, your counselor will have the answer. Feel free to contact us any time.

Recently, students have encountered problems when applying through The Common Application. The University of San Francisco will make every effort to ensure that applicants will be not disadvantaged in the application process due to technical difficulties with the Common Application that are not within the applicant's control. If you experience any problems, browse the Common Application's list of known issues and progress updates, contact the USF counselor who will be reading your application or try the USF Online Application.