U.S. News & World Report Ranks USF High for Diversity, Value, and Social Mobility

by Evan Elliot, USF News

In the U.S. News & World Report 2024 undergraduate rankings released today, USF moved up in five categories and remains a top university.

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In the report, the University of San Francisco ranks:

  • No. 115 among national universities — in the top 30 percent
  • No. 1 for ethnic diversity, a rise of one spot
  • No. 70 for social mobility, in the top 20 percent and a leap of 83 spots from last year’s rank of 153
  • No. 87 in the Best Value Schools category, in the top 50 percent and a rise of 11 spots from last year
  • No. 139 for computer science, a rise of 19 spots
  • No. 135 for business, a rise of nine spots
  • No. 58 in actual graduation rate versus expected graduation rate — in the top 15 percent

In the category of undergraduate nursing, USF ranks No. 67 out of 654 programs — in the top 10 percent nationwide.

USF remains one of the best colleges for veterans and remains in the top 50 for most international students.

“I’m delighted to see USF recognized for the value of our education and for our impact on social mobility,” said Eileen Fung, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. “It’s gratifying to see how a USF education cultivates the potential in each student and prepares them for academic and professional success — and to know, through each student, that we are changing the world for the better.”