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By the Numbers

2009–2010

3 Number of students who enrolled at USF, then called St. Ignatius Academy, when the Jesuit Catholic institution first opened its doors on October 15, 1855

3 Number of faculty who were present to teach on that first day of class in 1855

9,036 Number of students enrolled at USF at the beginning of the fall semester of 2009

939 Number of USF faculty members (386 full-time and 553 adjunct) teaching at the beginning of the fall semester of 2009

38.6% Percentage of USF students in the fall semester of 2009 who report their ethnic identity as White

36.3% Percentage of USF students in the fall semester of 2009 who report their ethnic identity as Asian, Latino, African American, Native American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.

9.7% Percentage of USF students in the fall semester of 2009 who are international

4 Number of consecutive years, through 2010, that the Corporation for National and Community Service selected USF for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

5 Number of universities in the nation, including USF, that received the Senator Paul Simon Internationalizing the Campus Award from NAFSA in 2010

10 Ranking of USF by the Chronicle of Higher Education among the top national research universities that produced faculty Fulbright Scholars during 2009–2010

0 Number of higher education institutions in San Francisco that are older than USF

7 Number of consecutive USF presidents, beginning in 1855, who were born in Europe

1 Number of USF presidents who were born across the street from USF at Saint Mary’s Hospital (Stephen A. Privett, S.J., the current USF president)

90.3 Frequency of the university’s award-winning radio station, KUSF-FM

148 Number of consecutive performance seasons by the College Players Theatre Group, the oldest continuously performing theatre group west of the Mississippi

48 Number of different undergraduate degrees currently offered by USF

55 Number of different graduate and professional degrees currently offered by USF

55 Total size of campus, in acres

714,183 Number of books in the main USF library (the Gleeson Library/Geschke Center)

1914 Year that Saint Ignatius Church, on the USF campus, was built

1927 Year that Kalmanovitz Hall (formerly Campion Hall), the oldest academic building on campus, was built

450 Elevation in feet of Lone Mountain on the USF campus

224 Number of student athletes on campus

13 Number of NCAA Division I teams that currently play for USF

8 Number of national championships won by USF NCAA Division I teams since 1949

67.1% Percentage of USF students who applied to medical school through USF’s Pre-Professional Health Committee and were accepted from the fall of 2000 to the fall of 2009

45.0% Percentage of college students nationwide who applied to medical school and were accepted from the fall of 2000 to the fall of 2009

380 Number of current USF alumni who hold one or more degrees from USF, went on to medical school elsewhere, and are now practicing physicians

266 From 1912 (the year the USF School of Law was founded) to 2009, the number of USF law school graduates who became judges

0 Number of attorneys of Asian descent in California prior to 1918, the year USF Law School graduate Chan Chun Wing was admitted to the practice of law in California

1 Number of justices of Asian descent on the California Supreme Court prior to 1996, the year USF Law School graduate Ming Chin was appointed to that court

304 Number of USF graduates who have joined the Peace Corps since that agency was established in 1961, placing USF in the top ten among institutions of comparable size with respect to the average annual placement number of Peace Corps volunteers

96.3% Percentage of students on the May 2009 graduating student survey who reported, “instructors took an active interest in my learning”

95.5% Percentage of students on the same graduating student survey who reported, “instructors were reasonably accessible outside of class”

93.3% Percentage of students on the same graduating student survey who reported, “overall, I was satisfied with my USF education.”

88,416 Number of living USF alumni