The University of San Francisco is a reflection of the city that surrounds it —progressive, innovative, passionate, inclusive — a 49-square mile classroom that prepares undergraduate students for the challenges of the real world.

Learn how to apply as a:


Students choose USF for a variety of reasons – the challenging academic environment with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the opportunity to translate thought to action, our Jesuit values, the spirit of a unique, world-class city, the diverse student body from 49 states and 87 countries – take your pick. We have the honors to back it up:

  • US News and World Report ranked USF 8th among national universities for student ethnic diversity and 10th in international student enrollment.
  • Forbes and The Princeton Review selected USF as the 12th most entrepreneurial college in the country.
  • San Francisco ranked No. 1 on the American Institute for Economic Research’s list of the best college towns.
  • USF is one of California's Colleges of Distinction with a 97% student approval rate.

Our classrooms and labs extend well beyond our 55-acre campus into the San Francisco Bay Area’s vibrant community, packed with non-profit and corporate opportunities from the Financial District to Silicon Valley and every neighborhood in between.

Not to mention the fifteen-minute bike ride to the beach.

Hashtag Image

Follow the Action

hashtag USFCA

Want to see what Dons are doing on the hilltop and around the city? Have your own activity to share? Tag your photos, videos, events and more with #USFCA.