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A USF grad

City of San Francisco

Our beautiful hilltop campus is in the center of San Francisco with public transit connections to the rest of the Bay Area. USF is close to the ocean, parks, shops, and restaurants. The Bay Area enjoys a world-renown climate with virtually every type of recreational activity available in or near San Francisco.

San Francisco is one of the most diverse international cities in the world. It is an ideal learning laboratory that enriches any discipline of study. Whatever your major, you'll find that San Francisco can satisfy any cultural interest, whether mainstream or avant-garde, with art galleries and museums; world-class symphony, opera, ballet, and theater; dozens of small and experimental arts organizations; science, commerce, and history museums; and restaurants of every type.

Approximately 1/2 hour north of San Francisco International Airport and located in one of San Francisco's finest neighborhoods, USF is close to many exceptional attractions, including:

Union Square
Golden Gate Park
Ghirardelli Square
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island
Seal Rocks/ Ocean Beach
Crissy Field
Baker Beach
Mt. Tamalpais/Redwood Forest
Stinson Beach
Davies Symphony Hall
American Conservatory Theatre (ACT)
S.F. Ballet
S.F. Opera

Point Reyes National Seashore
AT&T Park (home of the SF Giants)
Candlestick Park (home of the SF 49'ers)
S.F. Museum of Modern Art
M. H. deYoung Museum
Palace of the Legion of Honor
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
California Academy of Sciences
Exploratorium
Presidio National Park
Orpheum Theatre
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
The Castro
Haight-Ashbury

For more information, visit the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.