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USF at a Glance

USF Fact Book

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  • Our 55-acre campus sits atop a hill next to Golden Gate Park, overlooking downtown San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean.
  • We offer over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
  • Our faculty members published 8,989 books and scholarly articles, and were cited 71,098 times in publications.
  • Our ever-expanding network of 103,756 alumni live in all 50 states, 6 US territories, and 129 countries.

In-depth information about our history, Jesuit Catholic values, and academic programs across our five schools is readily available, but here are some basic statistics:

Student Body Statistics for Fall 2014

Undergraduate Students
Arts and Sciences 3,641
Management 2,306
Nursing and Health Professions 798
Special Students 100
Total 6,845

Graduate Students
Arts and Sciences 830
Management 678
Nursing and Health Professions 681
Education 1,058
Special Students 52
Law 557
Total 3,856
Grand Total 10,701

Undergraduate Student Diversity
African American 4%
Asian-American 24%
Caucasian 29%
International 20%
Latino/Hispanic 19%
Native American 1.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1%
Unspecified (or Chose Not to Disclose) 1.5%

Freshman Facts

  • The University of San Francisco enrolled 1,690 first-time freshmen in the fall semester of 2014.
Freshmen Diversity
African American 5%
Asian-American 25%
Caucasian 27%
International 20%
Latino/Hispanic 20%
Native American 1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1%
Unspecified (or Chose Not to Disclose) 1%


USF employs over 400 full-time faculty members, who are joined by several hundred part-time faculty members with specialized expertise in their disciplines. 92 percent of our full-time faculty hold the highest or terminal degree in their academic discipline (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D, J.D., M.F.A.).

Average Class Size
Core 29
Major/Elective 21
Student - Faculty Ratio 15:1


The USF Dons, USF's NCAA Division I teams, have won eight national championships since 1949, including four in soccer, three in basketball, and one in tennis. Our colors are green and gold.

Division I Sports Teams

Men's Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, Track

Women's Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, Track

More Rankings and Accolades

  • USF was listed as a Tier One National University in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report, was 8th in undergraduate student ethnic diversity, and was tied for 7th in the percentage of international students, among 280 national universities.
  • For the eighth straight year, USF was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This honor highlights USF students' exemplary service on issues ranging from poverty and homelessness, to environmental justice. Honorees are chosen on the basis of the scope and impact of service projects, percentage of students participating in service activities, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.
  • USF was listed as a College of Distinction in 2014 for its excellent teaching, innovative learning experiences, opportunities for personal development, and high value by graduate school, and employers.
  • In 2013, Affordable Colleges Online ranked USF as 6th in the nation for computer science majors, and 21st among 767 California universities for undergraduates in general, based on career earnings. Rankings were based on 2012 graduates' median salaries compounded over a 30-year career.
  • The Washington Monthly ranked USF as 18th out of 257 national universities on a combined measure of the number of staff and students supporting community service, and 20th overall for its contribution to the public good for academic research, community service, and support for lower-income students.
  • listed USF as number one on its 2013 list of non-Historically Black Colleges and Universities that have excellent programs for minority students, including percentage of minority students enrolled (40 percent), freshman retention rates, and graduation rates.
  • The Princeton Review named USF one of the "Best Western Colleges" and San Francisco 16th in the nation for "Great College Towns."
  • Forbes Magazine ranked USF 21st on its list of the nation’s most entrepreneurial universities by calculating each school’s entrepreneurial ratio: the number of students and alumni who started their own company against the school’s total student body.
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