Awards & Recognition

University Recognition

      • U.S. News & World Report 2022 ranked USF 1st in student diversity, 103rd among national universities, and among the best colleges for veterans.
      • USF’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the School of Nursing and Health Professions ranked 23rd out of 694 programs in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report.
      • U.S. News & World Report 2022 ranked the School of Law's part-time law program as 55th in the nation.
      • USF was listed as a Tier One National University in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report.
      • 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.
      • In 2018, the USF Master of Science in Financial Analysis programs earned the status of an official CFA Institute Affiliated University.

Faculty and Staff Recognition

    • 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.