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Saint Ignatius Institute

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The St. Ignatius Institute is a core living/learning community at the University of San Francisco (USF) that is distinctively Jesuit.

It integrates studying the great books, engaging the challenging realities of our world, sharing community, and exploring spirituality in the Jesuit tradition. It forms leaders to use their imagination, creativity, and critical analysis to promote the common good, especially for those most in need.

  • St. Ignatius Institute Program Highlights
  • Rigorous Academics Rooted in the Great Books
  • Alternate Core Curriculum Fulfills USF Requirement
  • Smaller Community within the USF Community
  • Study Abroad Opportunities at Casa Bayanihan, Tutorial Style Study Abroad at Oxford
  • Community Based Learning Opportunities
  • Smaller Seminar Style Classes
  • Opportunity to Minor in Catholic Studies

For more information, call (415) 422-2427 or email Barbara St. Marie, Assistant Director, at