The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a direct entry program. This means:

  • There is no separate application for undergraduate nursing students
  • You are admitted directly to the nursing program when you are admitted to USF
  • If you are admitted to a different major, you cannot later transfer into the nursing program

First-Year Nursing Admission Statistics

As a highly selective program, we have far more applicants than spaces available each term. While there is no specific formula to guaranteeing admission, here are admission statistics from past years:

Term Applications Offered Admission Admit Rate Average GPA* Average SAT**
Fall 2021 2,434 512 21.04% 3.99 1375
Fall 2020 2,086 487 23.35% 3.93 1349
Fall 2019 2,454 582 22.87% 3.91 1332
Fall 2018 2,148 532 22.72% 3.93 1333

*Internally-calculated GPA of core courses
**As mentioned, test scores are not required for admission to USF. The average test scores for fall 2020 and 2021 represent the scores of students who opted to include scores in their application. For the fall 2021 entering class, 79% of admitted nursing students were admitted without test scores.

First-Year Nursing Dates and Deadlines

The application opens in August each year. We review all applications at the deadline. You do not get priority for submitting early, so we recommend carefully working through your application rather than rushing. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed but will be offered consideration for the following term.

Fall Early Action/Early Decision Dates
Deadline to apply November 1
All transcripts and materials must be received by November 19
Decision notification Mid-December
Reply/deposit date (Early Decision) February 1
Reply/deposit date (Early Action) May 1
Fall Regular Decision Dates
Deadline to apply January 15
All transcripts and materials must be received by February 11
Decision notification begins Mid-March
Reply/deposit date May 1
Office of Undergraduate Admission
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2800 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

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