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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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11 Tips for Settling In at USF

New to San Francisco? Here are some ways to make it your home.

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Come to a Place Like No Other


Best college location in California

NICHE 2024

Satisfied or strongly satisfied on graduating student survey

Over 100

Undergraduate student clubs and organizations


in ethnic diversity among national universities

U.S. News & World Report 2024
Best Value

in the top 50%

U.S. News & World Report 2024
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

Campus Around the Clock

There’s always something happening on the Hilltop. Explore the photo essay in USF Magazine.

Aerial view of USF Lone Mountain

Think Beyond Carbon Neutral

Come to USF and help us be climate positive. 

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Life at USF

Find out what our students love about living in the city

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