USF was listed as a Tier One National University in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report, was ranked 4th in student diversity, and was among best colleges for veterans.
U.S. News & World Report 2021 ranked the School of Law's part-time law program as 49th in the nation.
USF’s Clinical Nurse Leader Program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions ranked 7th in the nation in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.
USF is ranked 3rd for racial and ethnic diversity among the nation’s 1,581 4-year private nonprofit colleges and universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Almanac 2018-19.
In 2019, The Washington Monthly ranked USF as 70th out of 395 national universities on a combined measure of the number of staff and students supporting community service.
The Princeton Review ranked USF 4th on the “College City Gets High Marks” list and made the list of the top-four year colleges and universities in the West in 2018, based on surveys of students who attended the schools.
Stephen A. Privett, S.J., Chancellor, was named to the CEO Hall of Fame by the San Francisco Business Times, for his leadership in growing and guiding USF’s success while serving as the university’s president from 2000 to 2014.
Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Mary Wardell was named by the San Francisco Business Times to its 2017 list of the Bay Area's most influential women in business.