U.S. News & World Report Praises USF After Visit

U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings are the gold standard, so when a team from the magazine recently visited USF as part of its Bay Area college road trip, we knew they were taking us seriously.

In their visit, the magazine’s reporters noted that the school’s eclectic architecture reflected the diversity of its students. They also mentioned how USF makes people of all faiths, or no faith, feel welcome. 

Above all, the magazine reported that USF “stays true to the spirit of its Catholic roots,” with students dedicated to community service and social justice. “About 20 student organizations focus on giving back, and undergrads truly come to feel like ‘part of the greater San Francisco community,’ says recent graduate Mia Orantia, a media studies major from San Jose, California.” 

“It’s not just about talking about it,” recent sociology grad Alexis Stanley told the magazine. “There are so many opportunities that you can take advantage of.” 

The magazine added that the USF campus “has a very familial environment,” according to nursing student Kevin Bachar of Chino Hills, Calif. “That feeling also extends to the faculty, who are ‘not just professors,’ Bachar says, but ‘mentors.’”