Applying to USF is an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself. Though admission is selective, we don’t use formulas when determining acceptance. We work hard to give every applicant the consideration they deserve. Apply now.
We hope you’ve either visited campus already or are considering a visit. Getting to know USF is an important first step in the application process. Before you get started, you may want to review our admission criteria. By a careful review of all the application’s components, including grades and test scores, we know our students are prepared to handle USF academics.
Once you complete our USF online application or the Common Application, we require several items to be sent directly to us: test scores (SAT or ACT), secondary school transcripts, a mid-year report, the application fee, and a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor.
Your application should reflect both your academic history and your experiences outside of the classroom. To help us understand the bigger picture, for the USF application, we ask that you submit a 1–2 page essay about how you would help realize our mission to make the world “a more just and humane place.” The Common Application includes several personal statement opportunities.
International and transfer applicants will find additional requirements listed on their admission pages.
If at any point in this process you have questions, our admission counselors are available to assist you. Feel free to contact us any time:
Office of Admission
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 - 1046
(415) 422-6563 or 1-800-CALL-USF