New student poses on campus hugging parents.


Wherever you come from, you are welcome here.

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Applications are now open for fall 2023 admission.


Your Future
From Here

Imagine yourself on our campus in the heart of the city.

An Academic Experience
Like No Other

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The Undergraduate Experience

Come study with professors, not with graduate students. In small classes, not big lecture halls.

The Graduate Experience

Invest in your future. Increase your value. Complete a USF master’s degree, doctoral degree, or certificate. 

World-Changing Research

Do real research with your professors and classmates. Connect with people making a difference.

A Global Perspective

Come find the world on our campus. See the world through different lenses. Learn with students and professors from all over the globe.


in student diversity among national universities
(U.S. News & World Report 2022)

Top 6%

in lifetime earnings (Georgetown University "Ranking 4,500 Colleges by ROI" 2022).

Tier One

Listed as a Tier One National University in 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Best Value

USF was named a Best Value School among national universities in U.S. News & World Report


Satisfied or strongly satisfied on graduating student survey


Student-to-faculty ratio


Total enrollment for 2021


of USF students who attend full-time each semester graduate in 4 years.

Top 10%

for social mobility (U.S. News & World Report 2022)

The Hilltop and Beyond

Explore Our Locations

San Francisco Hilltop Campus

The main campus of USF, "the Hilltop" is located in the geographic center of San Francisco, giving you easy access to everything the city has to offer.

USF campus looking up the central walkway towards the church

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