Student in USF sweatshirt sits on bench in front of Lone Mountain dorms.

Life at USF

Find your people in your residence hall. Find your fun in a club or in a club sport. Follow your passions with the help of mentors, professors, and peers who help you find, then reach, your goals. Start your next chapter on the Hilltop. 

Live, Learn, and Grow in the
Heart of the City

USF’s 55-acre campus is just one block from the exact center of San Francisco. Art galleries, sporting events, made-from-scratch meals, live music, a room with a view — everything this city has to offer is less than 3.5 miles away. And often, it’s right on campus.

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Come to a Place Like No Other

#5

Best college location in the U.S.

96.9%

Satisfied or strongly satisfied on graduating student survey

Over 100

Undergraduate student clubs and organizations

#1

in student diversity among national universities
(U.S. News & World Report 2022)

Best Value

USF was named a Best Value School among national universities in U.S. News & World Report

Lester Uy

Lester Uy '17

Accounting Major, Legal Studies Minor

Balance Work and Fun

Put yourself out there right away, whether it’s joining a club you’re wondering about or befriending a stranger in your stats class. These four years go by quickly; don’t waste any time."

Lester Uy '17

Accounting Major, Legal Studies Minor

Think Beyond Carbon Neutral

Come to USF and help us be climate positive. 

Students at Star Route Farms
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