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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 100,845 alumni live in all 50 states, 6 US territories, and 125 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 2013

Undergraduate Students
Arts and Sciences 3,428
Management 2,135
Nursing and Health Professions 745
Special Students 84
Total 6,392

Graduate Students
Arts and Sciences 815
Management 719
Nursing and Health Professions 616
Education 970
Special Students 43
Law 576
Total 3,738
Grand Total 10,130

Undergraduate Student Diversity
African American 4%
Asian-American 24%
Caucasian 31%
International 19%
Latino/Hispanic 19%
Native American 2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1%
Unspecified (or Chose Not to Disclose) 2%

Freshman Facts

  • The University of San Francisco enrolled 1,148 first-time freshmen in the fall semester of 2013.
Freshmen Diversity
African American 4%
Asian-American 23%
Caucasian 26%
International 20%
Latino/Hispanic 21%
Native American 2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1%
Unspecified (or Chose Not to Disclose) 3%


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 2013 U.S. News & World Report, was tied for 8th place in undergraduate student ethnic diversity, 6th for success in graduating low-income (Pell-Grant) students, and 10th for the percentage of international students, among 281 national universities.
  • For the seventh 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 2013 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 12th out of 258 national universities on a combined measure of the number of staff and students supporting community service, and 86th 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 6th in the nation for "Great College Towns."
  • Business Insider listed USF as the 23rd most underrated national university of 2013, based on the average mid-career salary of it's graduates: $92,400.
  • The USF's School of Law was listed among the top tier law schools in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report. The school was also ranked in 2013 as second in the nation for quality of life by Princeton Review based on a survey of 169 ABA accredited law schools.
  • The USF School of Management placed 22nd in Corporate Knights' inaugural "Global Green MBA" rankings, which honors schools with a commitment to sustainability in learning, green business, and the triple bottom line.
  • USF's MBA program was ranked 62nd in the 2013 Aspen Institute's Beyond Gray Pinstripes ranking, designed to highlight innovative full-time MBA programs that integrate issues of social and environmental stewardship into curricula and research.
  • In 2013, ranked USF's School of Nursing and Health Professions number 20 out of 1,300 nursing schools nationwide based on student surveys of quality of education, faculty accessibility, and career support.
  • USF is one of five universities in the nation to be honored as a 2012 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award recipient by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC).
  • Forbes magazine and The Princeton Review ranks USF among the top 25 most entrepreneurial campuses.
  • The American Bar Association recognized USF's School of Law with the Henry J. Ramsey Award for Diversity.
  • USF’s Masagung Graduate School of Management is named one of 300 “outstanding institutions” in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review Annual Best Business Schools Guidebook.
  • The Sierra Club ranks USF as one of the "coolest" universities in the nation, based on environmental practices, green initiatives, and quality of education in fields related to sustainability.
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