Aerial shot of USF's Lone Mountain Campus with the city, fog, Golden Gate Bridge, and bay in view

What Sets Us Apart

Like the city that surrounds it, USF offers you energy, optimism, and opportunity that you won’t find anywhere else. Our whole community lives by — and lives for — five principles:

Engaged Learning

The USF education is rigorous and personal. We challenge you to aim high — and we help you to get there.

Learn About Learning

Passion for Justice

True to our Jesuit education, we think that the whole point of a university is to make the world better — more fair, more just, more livable for more people.

Serve the Common Good

San Francisco Advantage

The city of San Francisco offers you nearly unlimited opportunities for learning, research, internships, and jobs.

Explore the City

Equipped to Lead and Succeed

At USF you gain the professional skills and the cultural awareness you need to succeed in your careers and in your life.

How We Define Success

Change the World From Here

At USF, “from here” means more than our physical location in the heart of San Francisco. Here is your body, mind, and spirit — and the belief that you really can change the world for the better.

Find Your Here Here